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Applied Psychology

Shape a better
world through
experience

Applied Psychology

Shape a better
world through
experience

Understand human behaviour and learn practical skills for a career changing lives for the better.
Our disciplines

Explore, understand, enable and empower

Gain a deep understanding of human behaviour and learn the practical skills to apply it in a profession that changes life for the better.

SPECIALISED LEARNING

YOU'LL THRIVE STUDYING AT ACAP

EXPERTS IN APPLIED EDUCATION

Over the last 35 years, ACAP has helped over 20,000 graduates launch impactful, fulfilling careers. Education beyond the classroom is our mission.

WE PUT PEOPLE FIRST

Using our understanding of how people think and act, we offer individualised learning that supports your personal journey in your specific field.

FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS

We offer flexible learning options - on-campus, online, or a combination, with class timetables to suit your busy schedule.

Real-world ready when you graduate

At ACAP, we build knowledge that’s useful, usable and applicable to real-life solutions and real-world change. Education beyond the classroom is our mission as we shape the specialists the future needs. Our deep understanding of people and our human-centred teaching philosophy helps develop the enterprise skills that students require in the real world to ensure a healthy career and ongoing career success. ACAP also has relationships with community organisations, not-for-profit and commercial businesses across Australia. We place many students with these organisations to get real-world experience and practical preparation for a fulfilling career.

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BECOME A WELL-ROUNDED HUMAN EXPERT

Through study and professional interactions, ACAP graduates are expected to possess certain qualities. These are called Graduate Attributes. The 9 ACAP Graduate Attributes are:

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    COMMUNICATE: Apply effective communication skills with others in diverse contexts and through multiple modalities
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    SUSTAIN: Sustain an intentional commitment to maintain currency and further develop knowledge and skills over their lifetime
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    THINK: Apply critical, creative and flexible thinking to contribute and respond constructively across diverse settings
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    ENGAGE: Engage effectively with contemporary and traditional knowledges across multiple contexts
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    WELLBEING: Utilise skills and knowhow to maintain resilience, personal and professional wellbeing when responding to challenges and opportunities
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    EQUALITY: Enact inclusive practices that deliver social justice and equality of opportunity
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    INTEGRITY: Apply integrity and ethical standards to study, research and practice
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    COMMUNITY: Use teamwork and leadership knowledge and skills to advance teams, groups and communities
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    GLOBAL: Apply culturally sensitive professional knowledge and skills to contribute to a sustainable global future
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Why study at ACAP?

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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
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Classes at ACAP have a personal touch. I am able to express my opinions and grow through my teachers’ life experiences and constructive support. Cliff, Bachelor of Social Work

Research for good

ACAP facilitates impactful research that links academic and industry partners. Researchers and consultants in the network lead teams that undertake real-world collaborations that have demonstrable benefits for the community.

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    Research Initiatives
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    Funding Framework
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    Research Team
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    Research Ethics

You can be yourself

Each ACAP campus has an ALLY network that monitors and supports our equity, diversity and inclusion policy. Its purpose is to make our college a place where students, staff and visitors can feel safe to be their whole selves and realise their full potential.

ACAP is proud to be the first Independent Education Provider member of the Pride In Diversity network, the first and only national not-for-profit program supporting all aspects of LGBTQIA+ workplace inclusion.

Flexible study modes

At ACAP we provide you with a range of flexible study choices including on campus and online study with the option to study full-time or part-time, depending on your chosen course. Whether you are combining your study with a full-time job, trying to balance your family life or hoping to further your education, we can help you reach your career goals.

  • On Campus

    Attend classes for a rewarding, interactive hands-on experience at one of our 6 campuses.

  • Online

    Study anywhere, anytime with our online classes including discussion forums.

  • Blended learning

    A combination of live classes and online learning for freedom and practical experience.

We'll support you with funding options

Your fees may vary depending on your enrolment. Whether you're a self-funded domestic student, using a FEE-HELP loan or an international student, we have options to meet your needs.

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    Pay Upfront: Pay your tuition fees up front by direct debit, BPAY or credit card every trimester.
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    FEE HELP: A Commonwealth Government loan to help pay for all or part of your higher education course fees.
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    Vet Loan: A Commonwealth Government VET Student Loan (VSL) to help pay all or part of your VET Diploma course fees up to $10,000.

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