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ACPE Open Day 2024

Attend sessions, explore the campus and secure your future in sport

What to expect on the day

Exploring your study options for a career in the sport industry?  Join us on campus.  See where you will study, meet our students and lecturers, and participate in info sessions and practical sessions to take the next step with confidence.

Discover why ACPE is ranked #1 for Health, Sport, Physical Education, and Dance

  • Discover your study course options
  • Find out where a qualification from ACPE can take your career
  • Take a campus tour
  • Discuss your study options with our Admissions team
  • Meet with academic and student support staff
  • Chat with current students about their experience at ACPE
  • Get a personalised study plan
  • Enrol for your preferred course on the day, and secure your place at ACPE.

Event summary

Saturdays, 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

  • 22 June 2024
  • 28 Sept 2024
  • 1 Feb 2025

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
10 Parkview Drive Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

Leave lunch at home, all food and drink will be provided by ACPE. We love throwing a BBQ, and don’t worry if you’re vegetarian or vegan – we cater for everyone’s dietary needs!

If you are driving and wish to park, Parking Best parking is located at Parking Lot 6 or Parking Lot P6d and can be pre-purchased online.

Open Day program 

With plenty of activities happening on the day, you’ll get all you need to kick off your student journey. Below is information about the day.

Or, if you’d like to know more about your degree or diploma options at ACPE, click here!

Duncan Tweed | Head of Department, Sport Business

Duncan has held senior management positions in multi-national corporations in both e-commerce and public relations businesses, both in Australia and the United States. In 2010 Duncan graduated with distinction from the FIFA International Master program and commenced the second phase of his career in sport management. He started as Legal Counsel at Football Australia, before becoming CEO of Northern Suburbs Football Association and then Athletics NSW. Prior to joining ACPE, Duncan was the Chief Operating Officer at Paddle Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate researching how sports leagues can capitalise on major international events, using a 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup case study.

About this session

We’ll delve into the fundamental questions regarding the advantages of a Sport Business degree and the resulting career opportunities it presents. Additionally, we will explore the skills and knowledge you will gain, as well as the work experience opportunities available throughout your course of study. These elements will ensure that you are well-prepared and employable upon graduation.

Session in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Sport Business

Duncan Greig | Head of Department, Sport Coaching

Duncan has been working at ACPE since 2008 and has been the head of department since 2020. He is very passionate about what he does and is passionate about seeing students reach their potential.

About this session

Discover what you can look forward to while studying for a degree in Sport Coaching at ACPE and the potential career paths it can lead to. These courses blend sport theory and practice to equip you for success in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.

Session in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Sport Coaching

Gareth Long | Director of Program Innovation and Development

Gareth is an experienced educator, coach, and coach developer. Gareth has an MSC in Sport Coaching from Loughborough University. In addition to a career working in schools and universities, Gareth has worked for the English Football Association and Sport Australia.

About this session

Discover Australia’s first Football degree and why it was labelled “The most Aussie degree ever!” by the Today Show. This session will provide an overview of the academic curriculum offered in the course, the involvement of the football industry in supporting the program, and the potential to capitalise on the expanding employment prospects within the football industry. It will also highlight how you can transform your passion for any of the football codes into a thriving football career.

Session in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Football

Mikah Van Gogh | Head of Department, Health Science

Mikah has been an academic staff member at ACPE for over 10 years and has completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (Hons), Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) PDHPE and Masters of Sports Coaching. She is an accredited exercise scientist with ESSA and has published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examining positional demands of netball.

About this session

In this session we will look at how we get people moving and strategies to improve their health.

Session in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Health Promotion

Diane Grant | Head of Department, Education and Dance

Diane has been an academic staff member at ACPE for 16 years and has been Head of Department for 5 years. Diane has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) and a Master of Arts (Dance Curriculum). She has a research interest in curriculum development and has contributed to NESA syllabus development.

About this workshop

Explore the diverse range of opportunities that arise from pursuing an Education course at ACPE. This session will delve into the course requirements for both Dance and Health and Physical Education (HPE), providing insights into the skills and knowledge students acquire through these degree programs.

Workshop in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Education

Dr Nalina Wait | Lecturer, Dance

Dr Nalina Wait is a Sydney-based dance artist, academic, and full-time lecturer (ACPE) with a particular research interest in how the processes of somatic intelligence can be cultivated in the practice and performance of improvisation.

Diane Grant | Head of Department, Education and Dance

Diane has been an academic staff member at ACPE for 16 years and has been Head of Department for 5 years. Diane has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Dance Performance) and a Master of Arts (Dance Curriculum). She has a research interest in curriculum development and has contributed to NESA syllabus development.

About this workshop

This session will outline courses related to Dance in ACPE, which are designed to foster the critical skills for thriving in diverse dance-related fields, encompassing aspects including technique, choreography, and instruction.

Workshop in action

ACPE Open Day workshop images Dance

TimeSessionRoom
10:30 am - 11:15 amDanceDance Studio
Football1.09 - 1.11
Health ScienceRehab Lab 1.06
11:15 am - 12:00 pmEducation1.08
Sport Coaching1.09 - 1.11
12:00 pm - 12:45 pmHealth Promotion and Physical ActivityRehab Lab 1.06
Sport Business1.09 - 1.11
12:45 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch break in the student lounge
1:30 pm - 2:30 pmQ&A sessionStudent lounge
AVAILABLE ALL DAY
1:1 consultation for admission, registry and enrolment in room 1.01
Also taking place: World record attempt for the Longest Tandem Continuous
Team: Mixed 30-39 years | Room: 1.02 Rower: Indoor

Register now for Open Day

Friends and family are most welcome to attend – simply register all individuals attending the event.

An Open Day schedule will be emailed on registration to assist you in planning your visit to ACPE’s Open Day, so please double-check that your details are correct.  Thanks, see you on the day!