ACPE courses are not ATAR dependent. However, to enter our degrees directly, you must meet the general admissions criteria. If you want direct entry into an ACPE Dance or Education degree you have to meet additional special entry requirements.
General admissions criteria
You must meet at least ONE of the following criteria to be considered for admission. If you are unable to meet the general admission requirements below, there are pathways available. For more information, please read this information
- A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent. ACPE will review your HSC results to determine if you require any additional support in your studies. We will counsel you about the most appropriate course for you based on your previous studies and results.
- A qualification from a recognised Institute of Higher Education in Australia or equivalent
- An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification (If you wish to enter through a Certificate IV, you must have completed Year 11 or equivalent)
- One year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian university
- Satisfaction of entry requirements specified under formal articulation arrangements as determined by the ACPE Academic Board
- A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English
- Demonstration to the CEO and Dean’s satisfaction of good selection prospects as a student (for example, relevant work experience and motivation to study), and ineligibility to compete for admission based on the academic achievement criteria (1) to (6)
If you have existing qualifications, you may be able to receive credit for previous studies.
Additional entry requirements which apply to specific courses
Apply for the Bachelor of Dance Education, Bachelor of Dance Practice or Bachelor of Health Science (Dance) directly through UAC or by clicking here.
Register for your dance audition by clicking here. Before registering, please ensure you have read our frequently asked questions below.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why does ACPE require a dance audition?
The dance audition provides an opportunity for us to get to know you and for you to get to know us before you begin your degree. To participate in our dance degrees, you will need to pass contemporary dance technique assessments at first year level where you will be evaluated on your fitness for dance, alignment, coordination, and self-use. Therefore, whatever style of dance you have studied previously, we want to see ability to learn new movement material and your level of technical competence at this stage in your progression. You will continue your studies of dance technique each semester at ACPE and will have an opportunity to develop your skills further throughout your degree with our exceptional dance technique teachers.
What do I need to prepare before the audition?
There is no preparation needed.
You will be required to participate in a 1-hour dance technique class. The class consists of contemporary dance techniques with composition and improvisation tasks.
When are dance auditions held?
Dance auditions are held every Friday from 1:00pm-2:30pm. Registrations will close two days before the audition date so please keep this in mind.
Where are dance auditions held?
Dance auditions are held at the ACPE campus: 10 Parkview Dr, Sydney Olympic Park.
Click here for further information on how to get to the ACPE campus.
What do I need to bring for my audition?
There is no need to bring anything with you on the day however, we recommend the following clothing:
- Wear tightly/form fitting dance clothes, e.g. tights and leotard or a snugly fitting t-shirt
- Be prepared to dance in bare feet and bring along a pair of socks
- Tie your hair securely off your face
How do I register for a dance audition?
Before registering for your dance audition, please ensure you have submitted your application for your chosen course. Once this has been submitted, click here to select a date to attend an audition.
Still have questions about the audition?
Please contact an enrolment advisor on 1300 302 867 > option 1 or email@example.com
To enter directly into the Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education) course or the Bachelor of Dance Education course, you must have a minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) average of 65% (calculated from the average of the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent, AND three Band 5 results or higher, including one in NSW English or equivalent.
Bachelor of Dance Education applicants will also be required to attend a audition. Further information regarding the audition process can be found in the ‘Dance’ tab above.
The Undergraduate Certificates are not intended for School Leavers but are aimed at individuals who have been working in the health promotion, allied health, sport or related industry for at least 2 years. You will have to meet the following requirements:
- At least 2 years’ experience working in the Industry – you are required to provide a resume and a reference from your employer confirming your employment, together with a personal statement about your readiness for undertaking higher education studies; and
- One of the following:
- A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) OR
- A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
- An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification (If you wish to enter through a Certificate IV, you must have completed Year 11 or equivalent); OR
- One year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian university; OR
- Satisfaction of entry requirements specified under formal articulation arrangements as determined by the ACPE Academic Board; OR
- A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
- Demonstration to the Dean’s satisfaction of good selection prospects as a student (for example, relevant work experience and motivation to study), and Ineligibility to compete for admission based on the academic achievement criteria (1) to (6).
- You have to meet the English Language proficiency requirements. Please view the specific requirements here.
- These courses are NOT available to International students.
You can apply for entry as a mature age student if:
You will be 21 years or older on 1 March of the year you intend to enrol at ACPE.
- You do not have an ATAR for admission to any course but have completed either; HSC or equivalent, or Year 11 and Cert IV.
- You do not have any records of previous study at undergraduate level
- You have completed a Tertiary Preparation course in the last two years.