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International FAQs

You can check your student records on the Paradigm Student Management System and you will also be issued with an Acceptance Notice (Agreement) each semester to your ACPE student email account. This will list your unit enrolments for the teaching period.

This is the date in the semester when your enrolment is finalised. After this date, you are liable for the tuition fees associated with your unit enrolments. The census date is published in the College Calendar located in the Important Dates section of the College website.

You can vary your enrolment before the census date by completing an Enrolment Variation form. Deadlines for variation apply and these are listed on the form. Variations after the census date cannot be made unless special circumstances apply.

You are able to add extra units to your enrolment up to the end of week two in the teaching period. You are not able to add more units if you are already undertaking 4 units in the semester (unless written permission is granted by the Dean).

To add units, either

  1. Complete an Enrolment Variation form and ensure it is submitted to Student Services staff before the end of the second week of the teaching period; or
  2. Enrol online using the Paradigm Student Management System before the end of the second week of the teaching period

See “How do I enrol in extra units?”

You can access the Paradigm Student Management System to check your timetable which will list the lecture and tutorial/workshop etc. times for your units.

The configuration of tutorial groups is determined by a number of factors, one of which is student demand. Every effort is made to provide you with the requested group, though this cannot always be guaranteed.

You are able to amend unit enrolments by completing an Enrolment Variation form and requesting to be withdrawn from the unit you wish to defer. Please refer to the deadlines listed on the form. Submit your completed form to Student Services. Once the census date has passed you are not able to withdraw from a unit without financial and academic penalty.

If you are undertaking units during the semester with either full or partial FEE-HELP assistance you will be issued you with a Commonwealth Assistance Notice (CAN). The CAN outlines the amount loaned to you by the Commonwealth Government as at the census date, as well as any loan fees. CANs are issued to your ACPE student email account shortly after the census date. Please check the CAN for accuracy and keep the document for future reference.

ACPE was established in 1917 in Sydney, over the last 102 years ACPE has grown rapidly and most recently in March 2016 ACPE opened its new state of the art campus at 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic park. The new campus provides students with premier learning premises – highlights include a large library, tutorial and lecture rooms, science labs, teaching gym, PC labs, indoor playing courts, dance studios with sprung floors, and multiple student common areas and study pods. ACPE students have access to world class sporting venues as part of their programs. Based 15km from Sydney’s Central Business District, Sydney Olympic Park is still considered Australia’s premier sporting hubs, and is home to many sporting, musical and cultural events, as well as a number of world-class sporting fixtures. In addition it is home to many extensive and beautiful parklands, including the famous Bicentennial Park.

ACPE is partnered with student accommodation specialists Sydney Student Living, Urbanest and Link2 Student Living. More information around accommodation option can be found here.

With such a centralised location, Sydney Olympic Park is surrounded by ample public transport options including the Sydney Olympic Park Railway Station, regular ferry services at the Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf and various bus services.

  • Bus | Australia Ave (400m Walk)
  • Train | Sydney Olympic Park Station (450m Walk)
  • Ferry | Sydney Olympic Park Ferry Wharf (2.9km Walk)

The Australian College of Physical Education has membership of, and partnerships with numerous industry partners that ensures our students are exposed to current industry knowledge. See our list of partnerships here.

International Students are required by the Australian Government to provide evidence that they can cover their cost of living and studying in Australia. the minimum amount published by the Study in Australia website state international students should allow at least $20,290 AUD per year for living expenses. This does not include course fees. For further information please refer to

On a valid student visa, an international student studying in Australia is eligible to work up to 40 hours per fortnight. However, during recognised school vacation periods, there is no limit on hours worked by international students.

Though an International student may be permitted to arrive in Australia up to 90 days prior to their course commencing, the student is not permitted to start working until the course they are enrolled in has begun. for more information please visit