Admissions Criteria

ACAP entry requirements vary depending on which course you choose to study. So make sure you check these before applying. If you don't meet the requirements, get in touch with us as we may be able to suggest a different pathway to get you to where you want to go.  

Applicants with higher education study

Students may be eligible to have their past studies and/or work experience count as credit towards their ACAP qualification. Credit is also known as Advanced Standing or Recognition of Prior Learning. This means that the student applying for credit could be exempt from some of the units listed in the relevant course sequence guide and be able to complete their qualification in a shorter period of time. Please note that for some courses, applicants must be an enrolled student with ACAP before they can apply for Credit. Credit may be granted through articulation, credit transfer or recognition of prior learning. For more information click here.

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study

Students may be eligible to have their past studies and/or work experience count as RPL or Credit Transfer towards the achievement of units of competency in ACAP courses. This means that students could be exempt from some of the units of competency and/or subjects listed in their course sequence guide and be able to complete their qualification in a shorter period of time. Please note that for some courses, applicants must be an enrolled student with ACAP before they can apply for RPL or Credit. For more information click here.

Applicants with recent secondary education (within the past two years)

Australian Year 12 students

Students must complete their HSC (or equivalent) with a minimum ATAR level depending of the courses they applied. For students completing their Year 12 in Queensland, use this table to as a guide to how 2017 ATARs and OPs will equate. For more information on the entry requirements for the courses available at ACAP, click here.

ATAR Adjustment Factors

Through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC), if eligible, an applicant can receive a maximum of 5 points from EAS (Educational Access Scheme) and 5 from their school, so the maximum possible of system derived adjustment factors for any eligible applicants will not be more than 10 points.

Applicants with work and life skills experience

Students who are over the age of 21 can apply as a mature age student for our undergraduate courses, replacing any required academic experience with life experience. This could be your work or volunteer experience in the field, or your personal work and life skills experience with the mental health field, or a summary of the reason behind your motivation and decision to branch into a particular field of study.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people

For guidance on how to apply and the documentation you will be asked to supply to finalise your application, please click here and then click on the link for the course you are interested in applying for.

Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications

We can accept overseas qualifications completed in English or translated into English.

English language proficiency

Students are required to provide current evidence of their English language proficiency for admission to ACAP. International students can provide their results from one of these three options:

  • an accepted English language proficiency test, or
  • an accepted English language provider, or
  • a recognised qualification

Minimum English language requirements may differ between courses at the same study level. See the table above for information on the minimum English requirements required for your preferred course.

HOW TO APPLY

Domestic Students

For guidance on how to apply and the documentation you will be asked to supply to finalise your application, please click here and then click on the link for the course you are interested in applying for.

International Students

For guidance on how to apply and the documentation you will be asked to supply to finalise your application, please click here.

ENROLMENT

Important information on enrolment including requirements, important dates, variations, deferral and withdrawal, is available here.

STUDENT PROFILE

Please see our Higher Education Admissions Transparency page for more information on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period. 

WHERE TO GET FURTHER INFORMATION