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Australian College of Physical Education

Educators in sport since 1917.

Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) offers Bachelor degrees and graduate diplomas in sport, fitness, health science, community health, dance and physical education. Established in 1917, our vision is to continue to be recognised as a leading national provider of innovative career education in sport, physical activity, and health.

Direct Entry

You don't need to be a school leaver (or wait for your results) to apply to enrol with ACPE. Our courses are direct entry, meaning that no matter who you are, you can apply to study immediately with us.

Flexible study options

Our courses offer selected subjects to be studied on campus or online. We also offer three completely online higher education degrees so if you're not located near our campus at Sydney's Olympic Park, you can still easily enrol and study with us.

World class facilities

Our students thrive by being located in the home of sport at Sydney's Olympic Park. We have a new, purpose built campus on Parkview Drive with state-of-the-art facilities that thrills both students and staff alike.

FEE-HELP Available

Domestic students have access to FEE-HELP, the Federal Government's financial assistance scheme that lets you study without paying tuition fees upfront.

Student Support

Our Student Services department is responsible for providing services and activities that encourage interaction between students, while helping you to maximise your enjoyment of college life.

Industry Partnerships

ACPE has memberships of and partnerships with numerous organisations that facilitate the work of the college as a Higher Education Provider. These include: Sport NSW; NSW Institute of Sport; Sport Camps Australia and many more.

Latest from ACPE



years since ACPE was founded, educating generations of sports professionals


specialised accredited sports degrees to choose from


increase in employment within the sports industry in the next 5 years

How being ‘coachable’ helps you carve out a competitive sports career

As Aaron Warburton can attest sport is a competitive industry. “It’s more cut-throat than people think,” he said. “That’s why you’ve got to make sure you’re coachable.” What does he mean?

18 July


Behind the scenes of the Big Bash as a Sydney Thunder intern

Ask second year Bachelor of Sports Coaching and Administration student Tim Coombe whether he prefers the office or match days of his Big Bash League’s Sydney Thunder internship and his answer is swift.
26 February


How experience puts you ahead of the field when it comes to a sports career

As a young girl, Adrienne Lew travelled from Sydney through country New South Wales on family road trips but never imagined her career would take her back there. Now the Operations Coordinator at Country Rugby League NSW and based at Sydney Olympic Park, Adrienne has always been open-minded about her ideal job.
06 June


Why (and how) Katie Duynhoven danced her way to Disney

Around the world, people fall in love with the magic of Disney but only a few become part of it. For ACPE graduate Katie Duynhoven it was her dream to dance at Disney. Here’s how she brought it to life.

27 Feb


Women’s rugby union star Emily Robinson on creating opportunities through sport and study

With the launch of the Women’s National XVs competition, the Super W, and selection (fingers crossed) in the coming months for Emily Robinson, it’s no surprise that her mind is not 100 per cent on her studies.
7 February


Matt Williamson’s six tips for improving your career prospects as an intern

Ever wondered if an internship can really improve your career prospects? ACPE student Matt Williamson is living proof that the more you’re prepared to give, the more you’ll gain. Here are Matt’s top tips for getting work experience and making the most of it.
22 March