Australian College of Applied Professions

Australian College of Applied Professions

The Australian College of Applied Professions (ACAP) is a tertiary education institute that specialises in psychology. By being true specialists, we have a deep understanding of human behaviour, which resonates throughout our courses. We seek to understand and make sense of the interactions and implications of human behaviour.

We opened our doors more than 35 years ago and have more than 4,000 students currently enrolled and studying on-campus, online or by blended delivery. ACAP offers courses in psychology, counselling, social work, criminology and coaching. Our courses prepare students from diverse backgrounds for rewarding professions working with people in the community. There are also pathway options to further study available to suit students’ priorities and career aspirations.

Why do students choose ACAP?

Whether you want to excel in psychology, counselling, social work, criminology or coaching, it all starts and ends with human behaviour. Our approach to teaching in these specialist fields is what makes us different. It’s why curious souls choose to learn and develop their skills with us. Our academic staff have extensive experience both as teachers and practitioners, with a breadth of research interests. Our smaller class sizes allow for a greater level of discussion, support and a better opportunity to ask questions, which assists students to achieve success. Student placements, another advantage of studying at ACAP, help prepare students for professional practice after graduation. In courses with placement included, students have the opportunity to apply theory in a professional workplace for a set period of time, gaining essential real-life experience in their chosen field.


ACAP is a registered higher education provider and a nationally registered training organisation. Our psychology degrees are accredited by the Australian Psychology Accreditation Council and our Bachelor of Social Work and Bachelor of Social Work (Honours) are provisionally accredited by the Australian Association of Social Workers.

ACAP’s counselling degrees are undergoing re-accreditation with the Psychotherapy and Counselling Federation of Australia. The Bachelor of Counselling has Australian Counselling Association accreditation. Professional accreditation ensures these courses meet the relevant educational and training standards for graduates to seek recognition and practise in the profession.

ACAP student cohort profile

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