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College Profile

Discover what sets ACPE apart from so many other education providers. From stellar ratings for both education quality and employability, here's how students around Australia voted in the recent Student Experience Survey (SES) and Graduate Outcome Survey.

College Profile

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) has a reputation for quality education in sport spanning over 106 years.  In the recent Student Experience Survey (SES) data, students from around Australia rated their experience across six indicators for Quality in Learning and Teaching (QILT). The most recent data showed ACPE increased its lead across key indicators – performing consistently and significantly higher than the national average, the Non-University Higher Education Institution (NUHEI) average and university averages.

ACPE is #1 for

Teaching quality in Health and Sport Business

Student experience in Health, Sport and Dance

Student support in Health, Sport and Dance

Learning resources in Education

Skills development in Education

Dance courses in the field of Creative Arts

89.6% of graduates gain employment within 6 months

ACPE CEO DebbieLeRoux

“A positive and quality student experience is at the heart of everything we do at ACPE… This is why the positive ratings on the Student Experience Survey (SES) data is invaluable – it cuts through the sales spin.”

– Debbie Le Roux, ACPE CEO

ACPE is proudly different. Being a smaller provider is a strength in many ways. It allows ACPE to be more agile and responsive to change which was particularly evident during the disruption of COVID. Additionally, having lower staff-to-student ratios enables ACPE to provide much higher levels of bespoke support and allows us to really get to know each student by name and as an individual. We understand that each student is unique, and therefore we endeavour to ensure that each student is supported throughout their journey. The 2021 and 2022 data says that our students agree.  ACPE achieved stellar ratings for student support at 90.5%, which is  17.8% points above the national average.

ACPE courses in Sport Business which fall in the domain of Business and Management, achieved the #1 NUHEI ranking for teaching quality.

ACPE’s Sport Coaching courses which fall under the Humanities, Culture and Social Sciences study area, achieved a similar result with ratings that are 16% higher than the national average. 

In terms of teaching quality in study areas, ACPE has retained its leading position in Health courses with a rating which is 13% higher than the national average. 

Skills development in ACPE’s teacher Education courses scored 7% higher than the national average. Our teacher education courses are sought after with a 100% employment rate. 

How we compare in the latest SES Survey/QILT data
InstitutionOverall QualityTeaching QualityStudent SupportLearning ResourcesSkills developmentEmployment Rate
ACPE 87.6%92.7%90.5%89.2%87.1%89.6%
NUHEI Average76.1%82.2%75.9%79.5%81.8%
National Average74.4%79.8%72.7%81.7%79.8%
Western Sydney University72.2%78.5%73.6%79.8%80.2%

The overall employment rate in the Graduate Outcome Survey indicates that 9 out of 10 students from ACPE are employed within the first 6 months of graduating. In fact, evidence suggests that most students gain employment prior to graduation as a result of engaging with our extensive partnership network and engagement with industry during their studies.

A positive and quality student experience is at the heart of everything we do at ACPE. For new students who are making decisions about where to study, the best source of information on what to expect at a higher education institution is to hear direct from students who have been there. This is why the positive ratings on the Student Experience Survey (SES) data is invaluable – it cuts through the sales spin.  Feedback also informs many of the decisions we make and allows us to constantly adapt and tweak our courses and services to students and partners to ensure that our graduates are thoroughly equipped for their intended career and industry ready.

Our students’ experiences speak volumes about what it means to study at ACPE.

Data sources: SES survey (2021, 2022), Graduate Outcome Survey (2022)

Legal Entity

The legal entity registered to trade as the Australian College of Physical Education is ACPE Limited (ABN: 28 107 480 848).

This entity is established as an Australian Public Company, limited by shares with the Australian Securities and Investments Commission (ASIC), and by the company’s Constitution.

In addition, the entity is registered with the Tertiary Education Quality and Standards Agency (TEQSA) as an approved Institute of Higher Education PRV12066, and is registered in New South Wales with the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to offer certain courses to international students in Australia on a student visa (NSW CRICOS provider code 01822J).

Financial Standing

ACPE runs on a financial year from January to December.

The latest financial audit occurred in December 2021 and was conducted by The Gold Group Consulting who found the College to be financially viable as a public company.


The College is governed by the ACPE Limited Board of Directors, who have delegated powers to make academic decisions to the Academic Board.

ACPE is managed on a day-to-day basis by the CEO and Dean, who has been delegated powers to make operational decisions by the Board.

The Academic leadership team at the college is headed by the CEO and Dean, Debbie Le Roux.

The academic leadership team at the College is headed by the CEO and Dean, with four main academic departments / faculties coming under this leadership.


ACPE operates one main campus in Sydney Olympic Park, where students have access to first class sporting facilities.

We acknowledge the Wangal as the first Custodians of the land, air and waters now known as Sydney Olympic Park. We pay respect to all First Nations People and our community Elders past, present and emerging. We also acknowledge the continuation of cultural, spiritual and educational practices of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

For more information on campus please see the Campus page.

Higher Education courses

All ACPE higher education courses are accredited with TEQSA  and meet the requirements for the relevant level of study on the Australian Qualifications Framework.

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Feedback is always welcome. Feedback should be submitted to

In some cases, students or potential students may feel that they have experienced unfair or unreasonable treatment, disadvantage or distress that they may wish to pursue the matter through a more formal process. Wherever possible, the resolution of complaints will be handled informally. This can be done through speaking directly with a member of student services, support or academic staff, or can be lodged via email to

Grievances, Complaints and Appeals

A formal complaint procedure begins when a student or potential student states in writing that they have a grievance using the Grievances, Complaints and Appeals Complaints Form submitted directly to the Director of Student Services and Campus Wellbeing via Student Services or to

For further details, please refer to the ACPE Grievances, Complaint and Appeals

Public – if you are a member of the general public and would like to provide feedback, please click on the ‘Send Us a Message’ link at the bottom of this web page (and all pages on this website), and lodge a web form.