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Our partnerships and industry connections

Being part of the ACPE family means you gain real-life experience from a range of internship opportunities, are well-networked with key industry players, and potentially have a long-term job secured before you graduate!

Our partnerships and industry connections
Through ACPE, students and alumni get plenty of opportunities to network and collaborate with some of the best leading minds and organisations in sport, football, health, education, and dance. We have a wide range of industry partnerships and relationships located in the sport hub of Sydney Olympic Park, Australia, and beyond.  This includes being home to one of the world’s greatest sport clubs, Liverpool FC Academy, right here in Australia! ACPE students benefit from further learning and development opportunities, resources, knowledge exchange, and general support.Our commitment is to work with both individuals and organisations across Australia to connect and support communities through education, development, and collaboration.

Work with the best

Want to work alongside sport professionals and industry experts at sport clubs and organisations such as West Tigers, Hockey NSW, Sport NSW, Water Polo NSW, March Dance, and more?  With ACPE you can! What truly sets ACPE apart from most other education providers in the country, is that as part of our integrated learning approach, ACPE students gain real-world,  hands-on experience, and the opportunity to make valuable contacts that could lead to a job offer after graduation. Students can also gain insight into the industry they’d like to work in and may even discover a career path that may not have been considered before. Our internship opportunities and partnership programs are an investment for students to take advantage of. We give students the tools to lay the foundation for securing paid employment in the future, today. Students can take their placement experience and learnings to get a head start over other candidates when applying for jobs, plus, it provides great talking points during interviews. This is what makes ACPE students so in demand.

Based on the Graduate Outcome Survey, 2021, 89.5% of our graduates secured employment. And for our Education courses, we achieved 100%!

For our students

Be work-ready for a career in sport with ACPE

At ACPE, we offer a range of services and opportunities to students to leverage and maximise their skills and talent, enabling them to turn their passion for sport into a career.

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

Gain real experience while you study

ACPE provides numerous opportunities for students discover and realise their potential. This is why we’ve created our Career Development Services offering.  This is for our students to take advantage of work placements, internships and voluntary roles, careers fairs, one-to-one advice sessions, and employer-led events. These can be accessed through our exclusive jobs board that we call the ACPE Careers Hub.

Internship opportunities are made up of paid and unpaid roles across volunteering, internship, and course-related opportunities.

Our students are passionate, motivated, and ready to kick-start their careers by making the most of any opportunity presented to them. Our ACPE Careers team is committed to supporting both our students and our industry partners through the process. As a specialist sport education provider, we are also well placed to provide intern students to sport clubs or related organisations who are looking for staffing resources.

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ACPE students at an Industry Experience day in Sydney Olympic Park

Enjoy personal support from our Career Development Services team

At ACPE we provide you with the guidance and support to help you through your academic journey. Whether you require study support, want to practice your networking skills, or need career advice, our friendly team has you covered. We provide students with the tools to get the most out of their degree and help you become the best version of yourself!

ACPE is rated #1 for student experience and support in Sport, Health, and Sport Business courses*

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Get exclusive access to a variety of initiatives and programs that will ensure you are career ready upon graduation. We offer a range of services that go beyond what is learned in the classroom which will enhance your qualification and prepare you for your career journey ahead.

Your future doesn’t start when you graduate, it begins the moment you become a student at ACPE! Why wait until your final year to start thinking about your career – we help you to be proactive and give you the tools to take ownership of your own development.

If you’re not sure what you want to do or have an idea but are not sure where to start, then we can help you develop your career plan. We’ll look at your skills and experience and how they relate to your career ambitions.

Some examples of career development support we provide you with, are the following:

Discover what employers are really looking for in new recruits, learn about the latest real-world experiences, placements, internships and graduate programs.

ACPE’s partnerships provide a great platform for students to discover opportunities and pick up tips that will help kickstart their career. Students can build their professional network while studying by making connections at sport events, careers fairs, skills workshops and meeting leading employers and recent graduates.

Access internship opportunities through our ACPE Careers Hub

Our ACPE Careers Hub has been specially designed for students and alumni to apply for a wide range of voluntary, internship, and paid industry experience opportunities, as well as to access our network of partners and industry connections. Click here to access ACPE Careers Hub.

For industry connections

Five ways you can partner with ACPE

If you are a career advisor, a sport club, or industry related organisation, we have plenty of options available to you and welcome you to join us as a partner in promoting and supporting the growth of the sport industry in Australia.

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1. Benefit from our ACPE referral program

Our ACPE referral program aims to add value to our valuable network of industry partner organisations.

As a referrer of students to ACPE, you will receive $1,000 per eligible student referred.

Eligible students are prospective ACPE Students that enrol with ACPE as part of our Elite Athlete, Coach and Performer Program and remain enrolled post the census date of the relevant semester.

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2. Event venue hire

Located at Sydney Olympic Park, our state-of-the-art campus offers a wide range of rooms that are available on campus, including classrooms, sport hall, dance studios, and a gym.

Use our facilities to ensure that your event is a success.

Exclusive offer: ACPE offers a reduced venue fee for all Sport NSW members and NSW AusDance members!

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3. Advertise with us 

As a partner and industry connection, you can access the ACPE Careers Hub and promote your short or long term job vacancies. Our Careers Hub provides a fantastic opportunity to promote vacant voluntary, internship, and paid industry experience opportunities to those passionate about sport and the industry.

Our ACPE Careers Hub is a FREE platform and an ideal channel to reach our current ACPE students, as well as our extensive alumni network of qualified and passionate sport professionals and individuals.

To get started, please register your interest by filling out an online form via our ACPE Careers Hub.

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4. Participate in ACPE’s School Programs

This exciting program is designed exclusively for high school students from year 10-12, who are passionate about sport, football, health, education, and dance, and who are considering this as a career path.

Working closely with career advisors and directly with schools across NSW, our workshops aim to provide students with a deeper insight into the skills required to be successful. The FREE workshops are run throughout the year on campus – or at your school. Bookings are essential and subject to availability.

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5. Co-designed professional learning opportunities

Our academic team has an extensive amount of knowledge across multiple fields of sport, football, health, education, and dance.

This experience includes extensive research and being in touch with the latest developments in the industry, making them perfectly placed to deliver professional learning opportunities to your teachers, coaches, staff, athletes, and students.

Get in touch to discuss how ACPE can help design a learning program/workshop, a bespoke industry qualification or resource for your employees, athletes, or members.

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