Orientation: Essential Information



Thank you for choosing ACAP, and congratulations on leaping into the world of study. We are beyond excited to be part of your student experience, and your journey begins with orientation! Attending ACAP Orientation Sessions is a crucial step in your educational success and helping you transition into college life, whether you’re a first-timer or seasoned student.

‘O Week’ for Trimester 2, 2023 starts from Monday 22 May 2023. Mark this week in your calendar.


ACAP students who have completed their enrolment will be emailed an invitation to register for Orientation Sessions. Newly enrolled ACAP students have two or more Orientation Sessions to participate in. These include a General Orientation Session and a Course/Discipline Specific Session. International students also need to attend a mandatory International Student Specific Session.

All orientation sessions are hosted online, via Zoom. Links to join sessions will be emailed to students who have completed their registration. If you have not received emails about orientation by 12 January, or you have questions or concerns, please email Student Engagement.

It is highly recommended for all students to attend the General Orientation Sessions. This is where you’ll receive essential information for a smooth start at ACAP, including:

  • Key contacts and where to get help when you need it.
  • Simple guides on accessing the student portal and class spaces.
  • Where and when to get help from our Counselling, Student Learning Support, and AccessAbility services.
  • The Academic Calendar which has key dates to help you stay on track.
  • Tips to set yourself up for successful study, including setting up your study workspace and managing your time effectively.
Students will receive a welcome email containing information about orientation.


On campus orientation is available at most campuses.  Join us to experience the facilities, connect with your peers, and meet the Student Engagement team. You can also join the general orientation session on campus. Catering will be provided and activities have been arranged. We strongly encourage all students to come and experience the campus in orientation week.

You could also win an Officeworks voucher by coming on campus!

On Campus Orientation Times:

Sydney - Tuesday 23rd May, 10am - 1:30pm
Byron Bay - Wednesday 24th May, 10am - 1pm
Brisbane - Thursday 25th May, 10am - 1pm
Adelaide - Thursday 25th May, 10am - 1pm
Perth - Friday 26 May, 10am - 2pm
Melbourne - Friday 26 May, 10am - 2pm


general Orientation Sessions

In addition to the on campus option, there are three online general sessions times you can choose from, if you’d prefer to attend this session online. You can find the date and time of your on campus session on the registration form (a link to this form will be emailed to you). The online general sessions times are:

Note: online sessions are noted in NSW/VIC (AEST) time.


Discipline Orientation Sessions

A Discipline Specific Orientation Session will provide you with more course-specific and detailed information relevant to your course. You will be emailed a link at least a week before your Orientation Sessions are held.

Please note:

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) students, your ‘Discipline Specific Session’ is compulsory. We still highly recommend that you register and attend a ‘General Orientation Session’ too.

At your Discipline-Specific Session, you’ll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Academic staff from your discipline.
  • Learn about how your course will run, study expectations, preparing for exams and who to ask for help.

There’ll also be time for Q&A at the end of each session.



International Students have an additional Orientation Session that is mandatory to attend. This is a 1-hour session held on Wednesday 24th May from 4pm.

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