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Our Valued Partnerships and Industry Connections

Being part of the ACPE family opens doors to invaluable real-life experiences through diverse internship opportunities. Our extensive network lets you connect with key industry players and secure a long-term job before graduating.

Our Valued Partnerships and Industry Connections

Our students and alumni can network and collaborate with leading experts and organisations in sports, football, health, education and dance. Located in Sydney Olympic Park, Australia’s sports hub, we’ve established numerous industry partnerships and relationships.

We even house one of the world’s most renowned sports clubs, Liverpool FC Academy! Our commitment is to foster connections and support communities throughout Australia through education, development and collaboration.

Work with the best

Embrace the best opportunities

Imagine working alongside sports professionals and industry experts from prestigious organisations like West Tigers, Hockey NSW, Sport NSW, Water Polo NSW, March Dance and more. ACPE turns this dream into reality!

What sets us apart from other education providers is we encourage our students to gain real-world, hands-on experience and form valuable connections that can lead to promising job offers upon graduation. Our students may even discover unconventional career paths they did not know existed! Our internship opportunities and partnership programs are invaluable investments, equipping students with the necessary tools to lay a solid foundation for future employment.

By leveraging their placement experiences and learnings, ACPE students gain a competitive edge over other candidates when applying for jobs and create engaging talking points during interviews. This high demand for ACPE students is a testament to their exceptional calibre.

According to the Graduate Outcome Survey of 2021, an impressive 89.5% of our graduates secured employment. Even better, our Education courses achieved an outstanding 100% success rate!

Catering to our students’ needs

Prepare for a thriving sports career with ACPE

We provide comprehensive services and opportunities that empower students to leverage their skills and talents, transforming their passion for sports into a fulfilling profession.

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ACPE Elite Athlete, Isaac Cumming, defender for Greater Western Sydney Giants, AFL

Unleash real-world experience alongside studies

At ACPE, we value our students’ potential and offer numerous opportunities for them to discover and realise their capabilities. Our Career Development Services allow students to access work placements, internships, voluntary roles, career fairs, personalised advice sessions and employer-led events.

The ACPE Careers team is here every step of the way to support our students and industry partners. As a specialist sports education provider, we are exceptionally positioned to provide talented interns to sports clubs and related organisations needing staffing resources.

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ACPE students at an Industry Experience day in Sydney Olympic Park

Experience personalised support from our Student Services team

Whether you need assistance with studies, want to enhance your networking skills or require career advice, our friendly team is here to assist you.

ACPE takes pride in being rated #1 for student experience and support in Sport, Health, and Sport Business courses*.

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Unlock exclusive initiatives and programs

By joining ACPE, you gain exclusive access to various initiatives and programs that ensure you are well-prepared for a successful career upon graduation.

Your future begins today

Don’t wait until graduation to start shaping your future. At ACPE, we empower you to be proactive and take charge of your development. Whether you need more clarity about your career path or already have a clear vision, our career plan development assistance can help.

Discover the many ways we would support your career development:

ACPE’s partnerships offer a unique platform for students to explore opportunities and gain insights that propel their careers forward. Students can build a robust professional network while studying by attending sports events, career fairs and skills workshops and engaging with leading employers and recent graduates.

Access internship opportunities via the ACPE Careers Hub

Our specialised ACPE Careers Hub provides students and alumni with voluntary, internship and paid industry experience opportunities.

For industry connections

Partner with ACPE in five dynamic ways

If you are a career advisor, a sports club or an industry-related organisation, partner with us and contribute to the growth of the sports industry in Australia.

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1. Benefit from our ACPE referral program

Join our ACPE referral program and become part of our valuable network of industry partners. As a referrer of students to ACPE, you will receive a generous $1,000 for each eligible student referred. Eligible students include those who enrol with ACPE as part of our Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Program and remain enrolled after the census date of the relevant semester.

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2. Host your events at our state-of-the-art venue

Our state-of-the-art campus at Sydney Olympic Park offers an exceptional range of rooms, including classrooms, a sports hall, a dance studio and a gym. Take advantage of our facilities to ensure the success of your events. As an exclusive offer, ACPE provides reduced venue fees for all Sport NSW and NSW AusDance members!

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3. Advertise opportunities with us

As our esteemed partner, you can access the ACPE Careers Hub to promote your short-term or long-term job vacancies. Reach individuals passionate about sports and the industry, offering vacant voluntary, internship and paid industry experience opportunities. It’s a free platform that connects you with our current ACPE students and our extensive network of qualified and dedicated sports professionals and individuals. Register your interest by filling out the online form on our ACPE Careers Hub.

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4. Engage with ACPE’s school programs

Are you a high school student in Years 10-12 passionate about sport business, sport coaching, football, health, education or dance? We partner with career advisors and schools across NSW to provide workshops that offer students a deeper insight into the skills required for success. These free workshops are conducted both on our campus and at schools (subject to availability; bookings are essential).

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5. Co-designed professional learning opportunities

Our academic team has extensive knowledge about sports, football, health, education and dance. They research and stay up to date with industry advancements to deliver tailored professional learning opportunities for your teachers, coaches, staff, athletes and students. Contact us to discuss how ACPE can design customised learning opportunities to meet the needs of your employees, athletes or members.

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Join the ACPE family today

At ACPE, our number one priority is solid partnerships and industry connections to provide exceptional opportunities for our students, drive the growth of the sports industry and shape the future of the field. Join us on this exciting journey and let’s make a meaningful impact together! If you have any questions, please contact our helpful team, who would be delighted to assist you.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

ACPE partners with other institutions and organisations to give our students a more rewarding experience. They have more access to learning and development opportunities, resources and further support. Our primary goal is to work with individuals and organisations Australia-wide to help students secure paid employment and potentially discover career paths they may not have otherwise considered.

We partner with organisations to promote the growth of the sports industry in several ways. These include:

  • Awarding organisations $1,000 per eligible student referred to us who enrol as part of our Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Programs.

  • Hiring out our event space, including our classrooms, sports hall, dance studios and gym.

  • Providing access to our ACPE Careers Hub so our partners can list short and long-term job vacancies.

  • Working closely with careers advisors to provide informative, free workshops for students from Years 10-12 interested in sport, football, health, education and dance and who consider this a career path.

  • Designing learning programs/workshops, a bespoke industry qualification or resource for your employees, athletes or members to learn and upskill.

We have established partnerships with renowned organisations, from NSW Education Public Schools to West Tigers, Central Coast Sports College, One Wellbeing, Ausdance NSW and more.