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Special Provision for Applicants unable to meet the General Admission Criteria

At ACPE we know that no two people are the same, which is why we offer many different ways for you to join our winning team.

An applicant seeking admission who is unable to demonstrate that he or she satisfactorily meets the General Admission Criteria may apply to the college to be considered for Provisional Admission. An applicant should be aware that if he or she is being considered for Provisional Admission, he or she may be requested to provide evidence that will demonstrate to the CEO and Dean’s satisfaction that he or she has a reasonable likelihood of success in his or her studies with the college. They may also be required to attend an interview with the CEO and Dean.

Special circumstances considered in the determining of Provisional Admission, and the conditions of Provisional Admission, may include:

1. Elite Athletes who can demonstrate that their training and/or competitive commitments have affected their academic achievement

2. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, in recognition of the past exclusion and current disadvantage in these people’s experience

3. Educational disadvantage due to circumstances beyond the applicant’s control. These disadvantages could relate to:

  • Disability
  • Serious or chronic illness
  • Disrupted education
  • Lack of support for study
  • Serious family problems
  • Significant family responsibilities

An applicant should also be aware that conditions, as determined by the CEO and Dean, would normally be attached to a provisional admission such as:

1. He or she must successfully complete the Foundations unit provided by the college in his/her first semester; and/or

2. Students admitted on a provisional basis must undertake a reduced load in the first semester; and/or

3. He or she shall only be permitted to attend a Professional Placement on successful completion of the first 4 units of study, which is the equivalent of one semester at a full-time load.