VET STUDENT ENTRY PROCEDURE
ACER Core Skills Profile for Adults
If you are required to complete the ACER Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA) test, either to provide proof of eligibility for entry into an ACAP VET courses or to meet the VET Student Loan Student Entry Procedure, ACAP will contact you to discuss how you can prepare for the test. ACAP will then email you a link to the testing tool. There is no cost to you if you complete the ACER CSPA test using the provided link by ACAP.
The ACER CSPA testing tool consists of two tests, one for reading and one for numeracy. Each test takes approximately 50 to 60 minutes to complete. There is no time limit and each test can be completed progressively over multiple login sessions on different days. ACAP must be confident that you have completed this test independently and are able to display competence at or above Exit Level 3 in the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF). ACAP will email you a copy of your test results normally within five business days of completion. ACAP is required to store your test results for five years after you enrol and may be required to provide your test results to the Commonwealth if requested.
STEP 6 (if applicable) – Submission of Application for a VET Student Loan
If you have indicated to ACAP that you wish to access the Australian Government VET Student Loan scheme to pay for your units in full or in part you will be emailed a link to the Australian Government’s online VET Student Loan Application Form after your enrolment, provided you have met the VET Student Loan eligibility requirements.
This form must be submitted by census date, which is also the final date you can withdraw from your course without incurring academic penalties or tuition fees. For more information about VET Student Loans, go here.