Through the ongoing support of the Federal Governments Higher Education Participation and Partnership Program (HEPPP) ACU is committed to increasing the participation of students from under-represented groups in higher education.

As part of this mission, ACU offers a number of widening participation programs exclusively to schools in low-socioeconomic areas.

Learn more about our participation programs and workshops, or contact the Equity Pathways team.

Programs for schools and students

ACU widening participation

Discover our school outreach programs, which aim to support and encourage primary and secondary school students to consider higher education as a future option.

Primary school programs

Learn more about our range of programs for primary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and numeracy activities.

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Secondary school programs

Explore our programs for secondary school students, including on-campus tours, in-school visits and student shadowing opportunities.

Browse secondary school programs

WP Student Ambassadors Team

Our student ambassadors work with primary and secondary students to show that university can be attainable for everyone.

Meet our WP student ambassadors

Other programs

ACu community engagement

Learn about our programs and workshops for school students.

Uni Step-Up

Experience uni life before finishing secondary school. Through Uni Step-Up, Year 11-12 students can study a first-year ACU unit.

Discover Uni Step-Up

Experienced setbacks?

Students from schools in low-SES areas can gain undergraduate entry to ACU through our School's Recommendation Program (SRP).

Learn more about the SRP 

Year 12 workshops

Our workshops help Victorian Year 12 students with study tips, revision, and improving your VCE results.

Explore our workshops

Got a participation question? Contact our Equity Pathways team

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