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The journey to understanding human behaviour helps us contribute to the overall well-being of society

Applied Learning & Humanistic Skills

The Australian College of Applied Professions is an international leader in providing professional training in the broad field of applied psychology. The philosophy of the college inspires our students, staff and graduates to contribute to the social and spiritual well-being of society by exemplifying the values of integrity, equity and social justice through our conduct as an organisation.

In the early 2000s, ACAP’s offer beyond Counselling and Psychology, included Communications, Human Resources, Leadership, Management & Sports Performance Psychology.

In 2021, ACAP once again broadens the offer to include a Masters of Business Administration and, soon, other new study areas to strengthen two key aspects of our core mission.

  • To redefine the meaning and application of psychology in relation to the needs of individuals, communities, corporations, governments and industry.
  • To continue to create learning environments in which individuals acquire the fundamental skills known to positively enhance and advance growth and development in interpersonal relationships.

Understanding people isn’t just for psychology

 It’s for anyone who knows why the world needs change – and wants to know how. Any profession with human behaviour at its core.

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The ACAP Story

ACAP was established in Sydney in 1983 with the aim of making the study of applied psychology accessible to the wider public, beyond the narrow confines of traditional university teachings. The vision was always to leverage expertise in applied psychology to create learning environments that embed the humanistic skills to positively enhance and advance growth and development in interpersonal relationships. Across forty years, change has been a constant theme in finding ways to keep this vision front and centre. In 2023, we once again expanded the offer beyond human services, management and law, to include the ACAP Professional Year.

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Management & Governance

The governance framework for the Navitas Professional Institute Pty Ltd (NPI) trading as Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) can be found on this page.

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Faculty & Senior Staff

Grounded in human services, our faculty maintains a unique capability to offer a combination of academic and real-world skills, delivered by teachers who are highly-trained educators and practitioners able to share their vast experience in practical and meaningful ways that empower and get the best out of students.

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Standards & Accreditation

The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is a nationally registered training organisation and institute of higher education delivering accredited vocational education and training and higher education courses to domestic and international students. Since 1983 the College has been teaching applied psychology and helping to prepare our students to change lives – to make a difference.

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You can be yourself

At ACAP, we promote a college culture where every voice is heard and respected, where you have freedom from discrimination and harassment, and feel supported, valued and included.

We particularly welcome students:
• of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent
• with a disability, or ongoing medical or mental health condition
• from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• of diverse genders and sexualities
• from low socio-economic backgrounds.

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Placement & Industry

The ACAP Student Placement Program gives students the experience they need to be prepared for work in their chosen profession. Our partners and the agencies who participate also benefit, so it's win-win model we're proud of.

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