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Study at ACAP

What makes us do the things we do? What effect does society have on our actions? Why do we behave a certain way by ourselves, but differently in groups? What leads us to do good or bad?

You’ll study human behaviour - and how to apply your learnings to make a lasting difference in people’s lives.

Why Study at ACAP

At ACAP you’ll embark on a fascinating journey to a deep understanding of human behaviour - but you won’t be travelling alone.

Along the way you’ll have ACAP’s community of educators, course advisers and students with you for encouragement and support. We come from many backgrounds and experiences, but we all share the belief that psychology is the key to a better world.

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What makes us different is that we teach you to care for yourself before helping others. Whether you’re drawn to counselling, coaching, social work, criminology or clinical psychology, diploma or masters, you’ll grow personally as much as professionally. This is evidenced in student satisfaction surveys, where ACAP consistently outranks other colleges for the all-round quality of experience.

The journey to understanding human behaviour never truly ends, but when your studies with ACAP are completed you’ll have a widely recognised qualification. ACAP’s psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC) and our higher education counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA) - both of which are peak bodies for their respective professions.

6 Reasons to Choose ACAP


Deep Experience

ACAP has been specialising in human behaviour since 1983 providing a unique environment where everybody is devoted to understanding people. Our academics are experienced teachers and industry practitioners, committed to practical learning.


Flexible Study

Learn your way with us. Study modes are flexible; on-campus, online or blended with the option to study full time or part time.


Practical Learning

Our industry accredited courses focus on practical and experiential learning. Professional placements help create sought after graduates ready for the workforce and prepared to make a positive difference in the world.


Smaller Class Sizes

Our intimate, specialised approach to learning enables you to get to know your peers and your dedicated teachers who are committed to in depth discussions, practical skills and your personal growth.


Range of Courses

From diplomas through to postgrad Masters, ACAP creates experts in human behaviour, equipped to make a difference in the community. Study psychology, counselling, coaching, social work or criminology.


Accredited Qualifications

ACAP’s psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council (APAC), and our higher education counselling degrees are accredited by the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA).

Student Stories

Monique's Experience at ACAP

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours)

“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”.

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We bend (so you won’t break)

Flexible study options

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. 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 5 campuses.



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

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Blended Learning

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

Help with funding your fees

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



Pay upfront

Pay your tuition fees up front by direct debit, BPAY or credit card every trimester. 



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 Diploma course fees up to $10,000.

Just 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.

To learn more about ACAP’s ALLY network, email

Find out more about Diversity & Inclusion

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Placement Opportunities

ACAP has relationships with community organisations, not-for-profit and commercial businesses across Australia. Whenever we can, ACAP places students with these organisations to ensure they get real world experience and practical preparation for a fulfilling career. Many of our students are offered permanent roles with their host company.

Read more about Placements

Curious for more?

If you’ve read this far, it shows you already have the most important personality trait of a successful psychology student: curiosity.

If you know what you want to study and when, click on Enquire Now to learn more. To delve a little deeper, select Online Events to see if there’s an Information Session coming up, or to view our recorded Experience Sessions. If you don’t know where to start, simply chat to one of our course  advisors who can point you in the right direction.

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