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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.
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 almost forty years, change has been a constant theme in finding ways to keep this vision front and centre. In 2021, we once again expanded the offer beyond Applied Psychology, to use our experiential adult education model in other industries and operate with an ethic of contributing back to the community.
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.
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.
You can be yourself
At ACAP you can be yourself. 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 :
• Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students
• Students with a disability, or ongoing medical or mental health condition
• Students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds
• Students of diverse genders and sexualities
• Students from low socio-economic backgrounds