Student Testimonials

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Criminology

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Aimee, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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Through my studies at ACAP, I have really engaged in critical thinking as I have learnt that the reasons and circumstances for people committing crime isn’t so straightforward - not everything is as it seems with crime! The educators at ACAP have a really fun way of teaching students in this interesting and critical field, and I find their methodology is a fantastic way to retain information. Aimee, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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The beginning of anything can feel daunting, but the resources and support at ACAP are like no other university. ACAP educators are knowledgeable and experienced, and throughout my studies at ACAP I have felt supported and inspired. Jackie, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
Jess, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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The opportunity to meet new people and engage in the diverse perspectives of other ACAP students during tutorials has significantly improved my critical thinking about my own beliefs and outlooks on the criminal justice system. Jess, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
Kyle Stokes
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I found ACAP to be exceptional in terms of the way the course was structured. Being able to fast track the degree made a big difference! Initially I was accepted into another university in Melbourne and was deciding between that and ACAP. I am so glad I chose ACAP as there is so much support and career progression opportunities. Kyle, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
Bachelor of Psychological Science
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The best thing about studying was the teachers - their delivery is amazing. I wasn't expecting the classes to be so supportive and interactive but was pleasantly surprised. Natasha, Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
Bethany, Bachelor of Counselling
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There was so much one-on-one time with lecturers, they really wanted to make sure we succeeded. Bethany, Bachelor of Psychological Science & Criminology

Coaching

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I have my own coaching business, though I wanted to learn more to increase my credibility and confidence. I am now able to draw on science and fact-based ideologies, as well as my own beliefs around coaching. It has been very powerful when working with my clients. James, Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching
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Studying the Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching was life changing for me. It played a significant role in my decision to fully invest my time and energy into my new coaching business, stepping away from my safe, secure and successful senior public service job. This was one of the best decisions I have ever made. Natalie, Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching
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ACAP’s coaching course has been extremely useful for me to support my team’s growth and development. From the first class I attended, I found it to be really engaging and practical. The content from this course will also help me once I graduate as I plan to develop my own coaching consultancy business which will focus on leadership development within high-growth technology start-ups. Kieran, Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching
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I realised that coaching is a complex area with great responsibility so I researched study options that would support my own performance and self-awareness. I chose ACAP as I found they had a great reputation and the course leader's background and experience appealed to me. Tina, Graduate Certificate of Applied Coaching

Counselling

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ACAP supported me and understood my fears so I was able to prove to myself I can study again as an adult. Each teacher brings a wealth of experience and passion in creating the next generation of professional counsellors. Jess, Bachelor of Counselling
Marcelle, Bachelor of Counselling
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Because of the real-world work experience I gained through studying Counselling at ACAP, I have an amazing job working in animal and natural therapy. Marcelle, Bachelor of Counselling
Alnanoof, Graduate Diploma of Counselling
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ACAP is a very friendly environment, and I like that the new skills I am learning are helpful to have in everyday life. The practical component was definitely the selling point for me. I love the method of group work and discussion in class. Working together helps us to understand the concepts better. Alnanoof, Graduate Diploma of Counselling
Emma BCOU
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Every single Counselling subject and Coaching subject I studied at ACAP was so interesting. Emma, Bachelor of Counselling
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Having teachers who are practitioners in the field gives a marriage of academic rigour with practical exposure. They can share case studies from real life that are happening at the moment. Caitlin, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy
Sam, Graduate Diploma of Counselling
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I am a mother of four children. I started studying a Bachelor of Counselling by distance with ACAP soon after my fourth child was born, and I was employed in my dream job as a Counselor a week before I finished my degree, 3 years later! I thoroughly enjoyed studying at ACAP, and found all the course material to be highly relevant and applicable when working in the field, and all the lecturers to be inspiring and helpful. During my final placement I applied for a job nearby my home, as a counselor working with parents and families, and got the job! Eleanor, Bachelor of Counselling
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It was a very supportive, open and friendly environment at ACAP. The classes were comprehensive and highly interactive, both theoretical and practical. Gus, Bachelor of Counselling
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I decided to study at ACAP because a friend of mine who had completed her studies with ACAP had amazing things to say about her experience. I am so glad I did as now I would recommend ACAP to others. The placement component in particular is enriching and manageable, unlike what is offered at some other universities. Dana, Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy

Psychology

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Arlene, Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counselling
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ACAP is unique with the level of support it provides its students; both for students straight out of high school and those re-entering education. Arlene, Bachelor of Psychological Sciences and Counselling
Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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ACAP staff have continued to motivate me throughout my academic career, and key ACAP lecturers inspired me to study an Honours degree. They are world-class. Monique, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Bachelor of Criminology and Justice
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I’ve always been interested in human behaviour, personality differences and the abnormal psychology topics we hear about in popular culture. I began my study at a mainstream university, but their timetable didn’t support my part-time requirements. ACAP’s blended learning was perfect so I could manage content at my own pace. I also wouldn’t have been comfortable asking those ‘stupid questions’ in a massive lecture theatre. ACAP’s smaller classes gave me all the confidence I needed. Neil, Bachelor of Psychological Science
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The academic and clinical staff have extensive experience in a variety of areas, so we get a diverse perspective on theoretical approaches and career prospects. The clinical placements are in a variety of settings, so there is an amazing opportunity to experience working with interesting and complex clients. Lara, Master of Psychology (Clinical)
George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
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I was drawn to studying at ACAP because of my interest in helping and understanding people. I had previously studied Economics and Law. The best thing about ACAP is that it's flexible, inclusive and supportive. George, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science
Jason, Bachelor of Counselling
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ACAP have incredible academics that take the time to home in on what you want to achieve in your career. Jason, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
Kareem, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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At ACAP I have benefited from so many valuable experiences. I feel that there is a genuine involvement with student learning which has helped me on my way to achieve my goal of a Clinical Psychology Masters. Kareem, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)
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Experience is key to learning especially in a field like psychology. Exposure through placements has been the most important part of my learning process and motivation for further study. Jazz, Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science

Social Work

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There are so many options, so many different things you can do with a social work degree that many other degrees do not offer. Mitchell, Bachelor of Social Work
Alice, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
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I began my bachelor's degree at a larger university, where I had a really negative experience with lectures of around 300 people, feeling very disempowered, alienated and disenfranchised from the university experience. I came across ACAP and the thing that drew me in was the intimate classes where you really build relationships with not just your colleagues and peers, but your lecturers and professors as well. Alice, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
Kripa
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Learning and understanding the social issues helped me choose social science as my career path. Ultimately, I would like to explore domestic violence and mental health issues. The ACAP team are helping me achieve my goal by making me more confident in understanding lectures and submitting assignments. Kripa, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
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There is a lot of advanced level learning at ACAP. This, paired with the unique experiences of educators has helped me to build cultural intelligence and critical analysis. I want to get involved in macro levels of social work and influence policies in the human services sector. Studying at ACAP has opened my mind to the possibilities and pathways to reach my goals. Nageena, Bachelor of Social Work (Honours)
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The lecturers really value your participation, and the smaller classes give a more personalised experience. Josephine, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
Rasleen, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
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From the first interaction with ACAP, I have had a positive experience. Educators have been incredible, the course has been so flexible and interesting, and the one-on-one support has been invaluable. Rasleen, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
Michal-Mary, Bachelor of Counselling
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I have seen how far I have come since starting at ACAP. I have relished every moment in class and studying. Michael-Mary, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)
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After my ACAP student placement I was offered a choice of two positions. I really love the job I chose. I wouldn’t have had this opportunity without ACAP. Anu, Master of Social Work (Qualifying)

Law & GDLP

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I chose to study the new ACAP Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice (GDLP) course because of ACAP’s partnership with the Law Institute of Victoria. I felt that the partnership would provide ACAP with a great deal of industry knowledge and connections. ACAP has a good reputation and was recommended by people I know in other fields, which helped me make my decision. As I worked and volunteered 5 days a week, the flexibility that this course provided was essential. Sarah, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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The best thing about studying at ACAP was the great course leader and mentor, and their innovative approach to teaching. ACAP is more than an educational institution—it's a community of professionals dedicated to your academic and professional growth. I found my journey at ACAP immensely rewarding. Sean, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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The ACAP and LIV PLT course taught me valuable skills which I will undoubtedly continue to use throughout my legal career. The unwavering support and guidance provided by the faculty created an environment where I felt empowered to explore, learn, and grow as a legal professional. The practical focus of the course proved to be immensely helpful as it provided me with hands-on experience and real-world skills that directly contributed to my success in starting my legal graduate job. Anastasia, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice
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Being fresh out of university, I was stressed and cautious about my next move. I wanted to ensure that I picked the right PLT course that would have a long-term benefit and my first impression was to look at the PLT courses that were there were established longer as I assumed it would be ‘better’. My only advice is “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” I felt like I was taking a risk choosing ACAP, but it was the best decision I had made. Sharon, Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice

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