Join us on campus…

ACPE Open Day – 11 February 2023 – Sydney Olympic Park

Attend workshops, explore the campus and secure your future in sport

What to expect on the day:

  • Meet with academic and student support staff to get answers to your study and student life queries
  • Chat with current students about their experience at ACPE
  • Learn all about our in-demand courses
  • Find out where a qualification from ACPE can take your career
  • Take a tour of our Sydney Olympic Park campus
  • Discuss your study options with our Admissions and Enrolment team
  • Get a personalised study plan
  • Enrol on the day for your next semester

30 minute 1:1 consultation for admission and enrolment in the library for all session

When and where

Saturday, 11 February
9 am – 5 pm

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)
10 Parkview Drive Sydney Olympic Park, NSW 2127

If you are driving and wish to park, Parking Best parking is located at Parking Lot 6 or Parking Lot P6d. Parking can be purchased at a casual basis of $5 per hour with a $25 daily maximum or pre-purchased online for $25 per day.

Limited spaces will be available on campus. 

Register now

Friends and family are most welcome to attend – simply register all individuals attending the event.

An Open Day schedule will be emailed on registration to assist you in planning your visit to ACPE’s Open Day, so please check your form details are correct.  Thanks, see you on the day! 

Open day program 

Welcome to our ACPE campus!

Experience our range of course workshops, explore our campus, meet our lecturers, have a chat with current students, and most of all…have some fun! 

You can also view our Open Day program to learn more about what workshops are on, when they’ll be run, and where to find them.

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Duncan Tweed | Head of Department, Sport Business

Duncan originally practised as a corporate lawyer. He held senior management positions in multi-national corporations in both e-commerce and public relations businesses, both in Australia and the United States.

In 2010 Duncan graduated with Distinction from the FIFA International Master program and commenced the second phase of his career in sport management. He started as Legal Counsel at Football Australia, before becoming CEO of Northern Suburbs Football Association and then Athletics NSW. Prior to joining ACPE, Duncan was the Chief Operating Officer at Paddle Australia. He is currently a PhD candidate researching how sport leagues can capitalise on major international events, using a case study of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

About this workshop

The sports business workshop will reflect a typical tutorial within a Sports Business unit. We will be considering one of the fundamental questions of the course: what makes sports businesses different from other businesses?

Duncan Greig | Head of Department, Sport Coaching

I have been working at ACPE since 2008 and have been the head of department since 2020. I am very passionate about what I do, as I want to see students reach their potential.

About this workshop

In this session, participants can expect to undertake a simple physical movement screen. This screen allows the coach/strength and conditioning coordinators to identify individuals at potential risk of injury and to prevent future injury. They would then also undertake a selection of muscle endurance tests and a series of hop and jump tests. These tests form a baseline to allow for exercise prescription, which is then used to assess and monitor an athlete’s progress over a period of time.

Mikah Van Gogh | Head of Department, Health Science

Mikah has been an academic staff member at ACPE for over 10 years and has completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (Hons), Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) PDHPE and Masters of Sports Coaching. She is an accredited exercise scientist with ESSA and has published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examining positional demands of netball.

About this workshop

In this session we will look at how we get people moving and strategies to improve their health.

Mikah Van Gogh | Head of Department, Health Science

Mikah has been an academic staff member at ACPE for over 10 years and has completed a Bachelor of Human Movement (Hons), Bachelor of Teaching (Secondary) PDHPE and Masters of Sports Coaching. She is an accredited exercise scientist with ESSA and has published in the Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research examining positional demands of netball.

About this workshop

We will run mini-sessions that give students a taste of exercise science classes
• Anatomy – how well do you know the skeletal system?
• Skill Acquisition – can we transfer learning of a new skill from limb to limb?
• Exercise Physiology – how powerful are you?
• Health – how do we get people moving and improve their health?

Dr Kelly Ann Parry | Lecturer, Education

Kelly is a passionate educator with a philosophy grounded in student-centric and innovative pedagogies. She currently works in Physical Education Teacher Education and has lead PDHPE faculties in Australia and the UK. Kelly believes in supporting students to be physically literate and providing authentic learning experiences so that students can value movement. Her research focuses on games-based pedagogy and how to support teachers to teach through games.

About this workshop

This session will explore the continuum and complexity of games, looking at how to achieve educational outcomes through the use of small sided and modified games. Learn about the principles of play and how to design a game to solve a tactical problem. This will be an active workshop, come prepared to engage in game play and to engage your brain.

Dr Nalina Wait | Lecturer, Dance

Dr Nalina Wait is a Sydney-based dance artist, academic, and full-time lecturer (ACPE) with a particular research interest in how the processes of somatic intelligence can be cultivated in the practice and performance of improvisation.

Lexy Panetta | Lecturer, Dance Education

Alexandria (Lexy) is a Sydney based independent dancer, choreographer and academic who works as a lecturer in both the Dance and Education faculties at ACPE. She has a passion for teaching and researching dance studies in both professional and educational settings, and has a strong interest in dance film and choreography, specifically in improvisational practices and dance pedagogy.

About this workshop

This session will explore ways of generating original movement for dance composition, using improvisational tasks. Experiment with framing the movement material using a range of spatial pathways and musical accompaniment to see how these elements affect the intent of the movement. It is not necessary to have a background in any specific dance style, and all levels of experience are welcome.

Gareth Long | Director of Program Innovation and Development

Gareth is an experienced educator, coach, and coach developer. Gareth has an MSc in Sports Coaching from Loughborough and in addition to a career working in schools and universities Gareth has also worked for the English Football Association and Sport Australia.

About this workshop

In this session, participants will get inside the minds of elite football coaches/scouts to explore football principles and practices to support player development. Whatever your football (e.g., soccer, NRL, AFL, Union, etc) participants will get the chance to show their understanding and application of football tactics and strategies to support team success. This workshop will provide more context and insight into the Bachelor of Football (Development, Management and Performance) and the Diploma of Football (Development, Management and Performance).

Available all day – 30 minute 1:1 consultation for admission and enrolment in the library for all sessions.

Time Session Venue
9:30 - 10:30 Dance Dance Studio
10:00 - 11:00 Football 1.09 - 1.11
10:30 - 11:00 Health Promotion and Physical Activity for Health 1.01
11:00 - 12:00 Education 1.09 - 1.11
12:00 - 12:30 break student lounge
12:30 - 13:30 Health Science
1.06
13:30 - 14:00 break student lounge
14:00 - 15:00 Sport Coaching 1.09 - 1.11
14:00 - 15:00 Sport Business 3.32
15:00 - 15:30 break student lounge
15:30 - 16:00 Parent information session 1.09 - 1.11