We are really excited that you are choosing to study with ACOM. Now, before you start filling in your application, here are a few things you will need to know about the process.
Before You Apply
Prior to commencing study with ACOM you will need to read and understand the information and policies in our student handbook, and the requirements of the course you are studying. You can find a copy of the current Student Handbook in the current year information on the Current Students page.
All applications to ACOM will be required to submit the following documents:
Online Application for Admission Form
Found at the bottom of this page
100 Points of Identification
You must include at least one primary document and at least one document must contain a photograph. File size limit, 8mb. See Identification Guide
Certificates/Transcripts of Previous Study
Please provide a headshot photo for identification (5mb or less). Note this does not need to be passport quality, however we ask that you be facing the camera without hats or sunglasses.
The following documents will also need to be submitted for select students:
All undergraduate students (except those studying counselling courses) must submit a confidential reference form. Note this cannot be filled in by the same person on your Ministry Placement Form. See Confidential Reference Form
Deferring Tuition using Fee-HELP
For students intending to defer tuition fees onto Fee-HELP, you will need to read the Fee-HELP information, terms and conditions, and submit either an Australian birth certificate, passport or citizenship certificate. Fee-HELP forms will be provided electronically to successful applicants after official acceptance to ACOM. See More About Fee-HELP
Proof of change of name (marriage certificate/ change of name certificate) must be submitted if any ID documents are in a former name.
For upfront paying Pension students wishing to claim a pension discount.
Learning Cohort Agreement
For students studying with a Learning Cohort, this should be supplied by your cohort.
Students with Disabilities and Conditions can request ongoing support to assist them through their studies through the application of a personalised enabling plan. Request an enabling plan.
All students (except those studying with a Learning Cohort or counselling course) must submit either a undergraduate or postgraduate ministry placement form.
Undergraduate Ministry Placement Form
(Undergrad certificates, Diploma, Bachelor)
Postgraduate Ministry Placement Form
(Grad Certificate, Grad Diploma and Masters)
Note that you will need to declare that you give permission for ACOM to verify any documents you submit with the relevant authority/institution.
If you have your documents ready, you will have the opportunity to upload your documents throughout the online Application process. However, if you are still collecting documents you will be able to submit them separately by emailing them to email@example.com. Please note your Application will be held as incomplete until all outstanding documents have been received. Incomplete Applications will be kept on file for a maximum of 6 months.
Short on time? Don’t stress! We understand that we live busy lives, and you may not have enough time to complete your online application in one sitting. For this reason, you can select the ‘Save’ button to save your progress and come back and finish your application later. When saving your progress your data will be captured, however any uploaded documents may not be and will need to be emailed separately to ACOM.
Note that when reopening a saved application, you will need to copy and paste the link emailed by the site directly into your web browser.
After You Submit
Our ACOM team will receive your submission and will get in contact with further information and timeframes for your application. If you have provided everything we need, you can expect an official answer within 2 weeks of all documents being received.
Ready to start?
Are we ready? If so, click on the online application button to get this show on the road!
Credit for Previous Study
Students have the opportunity to have their previous completed study recognised with ACOM. These studies must be comparable in content, outcomes and level of study to units within ACOM delivered awards, and successfully completed at other institutions. Click the image for more information.
Choosing Units to Study
While you may still be progressing with your application, make sure you check out all the up to date information for the year including; units and facilitations offering, key dates, fees, and the current student handbook.
You can also pre-register in units for the upcoming trimester, and our staff will hold these to process after your application has been completed.