Why learn with ACAP
Deep expertise, unlimited possibilities.
Why learn with ACAP
A deep understanding of human behaviour runs through our courses. Understanding why we do what we do, and how it’s possible to make a lasting difference to the health of humanity.
The Australian College of Applied Psychology (ACAP) is a tertiary education institute that specialises in psychology. Which means we seek to understand and make sense of it all. What makes people do the things they 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, to do bad, what are the thoughts running around inside our head?
This approach to teaching is what makes us different. It’s why curious souls choose to learn and develop their skills with us. Whether you want to excel in counselling, coaching, social work, criminology or clinical psychology, it all starts and ends with human behaviour.
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).
Together, we never stop learning.
- We opened our doors more than 35 years ago back in 1983, and have grown steadily to have 4,000 students currently enrolled.
- We offer courses to the world, from diplomas through to postgrad Masters – creating experts in human behaviour, with a real passion for making a difference in the community.
- We help create work-ready, confident graduates with a genuine insight into how our minds work and the passion to make a positive difference in their world.
Curious minds choose to discover the why of human behavior at ACAP. Here are some of the reasons why people choose to study at ACAP:
- ACAP has been specialising in human behavior since 1983
- Study modes are flexible; on-campus, online or blended
- Class sizes are smaller, allowing for more in-depth discussions
- Diploma to Master level courses are available
- Teaching staff have extensive practical experience
- Courses are designed to prepare students for the workplace with a focus on practical and experiential learning
- ACAP offers similar benefits to a university as students graduate with accredited qualifications
ACAP is proud to be the first Independent Education Provider member of the Pride In Diversity network. The Australian network is the first and only national not-for-profit program supporting all aspects of LGBTI workplace inclusion.
The ACAP community can benefit from the support and initiatives run by each on campus ALLY network. The purpose of ALLY at ACAP is to support the enactment of equity, diversity and inclusion and to ensure an inclusive environment that will allow all staff and students to thrive and achieve to the highest level.
To find out more about ACAP’s ALLY network, email firstname.lastname@example.org
After careful consideration, ACAP in conjunction with James Cook University has decided to postpone the 3rd Australasian Mental Health and Higher Education Conference due to concerns related to the COVID-19. We hope to reschedule the conference once the worldwide situation with COVID-19 is stabilised and will announce the rescheduled dates and location at a future date.
For more information on the conference, head to jcu.edu.au/amhhec
7 May 2020
ACAP are running virtual Experience Sessions where prospective students can ignite their curiosity and gain a fascinating insight into what it’s like to be a student at ACAP.
17 April 2020
Dr Vincent Mancini was awarded ACAP’s most recent Andrew Little Teaching Excellence Award for his approach to teaching that influences, motivates, and inspires students to learn.
8 April 2020
ACAP moved to an online campus model on Monday 23rd March to safeguard the health and wellbeing of students and staff.