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Join us at Orientation

Thank you for choosing ACAP, and congratulations on leaping into the world of study. We are beyond excited to be part of your student experience, and your journey begins with Orientation! Attending ACAP Orientation Sessions are a crucial step in your educational success and helping you transition into college life, whether you're a first-timer or seasoned student.

How do I attend Orientation?

ACAP students who have completed their enrolment will be emailed an invitation to register for Orientation Sessions. All 'New Student On-boarding' emails will also contain links with personalised registration and session details.
All new ACAP students have at least two Orientation Sessions to participate in. These include a General Orientation Session and a Course/Discipline Specific Session.
All orientation sessions are hosted online. Zoom links to each of your registered sessions will be emailed out the days prior to your Orientation Sessions being held.  

Orientation Session Details:

  • General Orientation Sessions:
    General Orientation Sessions are for all ACAP students commencing study in Trimester 1 to attend. There are several General Sessions available during Orientation Week. A personalised link, to register for the most convenient General Orientation session, will be sent via email. This registration link is also found in your Welcome and On-boarding emails.
  • Discipline Specific Sessions: 
    Discipline Specific Sessions are held for every course. Refer to the table below to find out your session's details. You will be automatically pre-registered into this. Please also remember to register and attend your preferred General Session. 
  • International Students: 
    International Students have a mandatory third Orientation Sessions to attend. Dedicated solely to International Students, you will have been pre-registered into this session as well as your Discipline Specific Session. Please also remember to register and attend your preferred General Session.  
  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours):
    Psychological Science (Honours) students, your "Discipline Specific Session" is compulsory. Refer to the table below to find out your session's details. You have been automatically pre-registered into this. We still highly recommend that you register and attend a General Orientation Session. 
  • Masters of Psychology Practice (Clinical)
    Psychology Master students, Dr. James Collison, your Course Coordinator will be in touch with you about a separate Discipline Specific Orientation Session prior to Orientation Week. We still highly recommend that you register and attend a General Orientation Session. 

Orientation Week Timetable:

 DATE / TIME (NSW TIME)
ORIENTATION SESSION UNDERGRADUATE
OR POSTGRADUATE
COURSES MONDAY
31 JAN
TUESDAY
1 FEB
WEDNESDAY
2 FEB
THURSDAY
3 FEB
FRIDAY
4 FEB
SATURDAY 5 FEB
General Orientation       12pm - 2pm    8pm - 10pm   10am - 12pm
Psychology Undergraduate & Postgraduate  Undergraduate Certificate in Psychological Science (UGCertPsyS)
Bachelor of Psychological Science (BPsychSc)
Bachelor of Psychological Science and Criminology (BPsychScCr)
Bachelor of Psychological Science and Counselling (BPsySciCoun)
Graduate Certificate of Psychological Science (GCPS)
Graduate Diploma of Psychological Science (GDPS)
    12pm - 1pm        
Honours Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) (BPsyScHons)   7pm - 9pm         
Criminology Undergraduate Associate Degree of Criminal Justice (AssocDCJ)
Bachelor of Criminology and Justice (BCJ)
  2.30pm - 4pm        
Social Work Undergraduate Bachelor of Social Work (BSW)       10am - 10.45am     
Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Human Services (GCHS)
Master of Social Work (Qualifying) (MSW(Q))
      11am - 11.45am     
Coaching   Graduate Certificate in Applied Coaching (GCAppCo)   9.30am - 10.15am        
Counselling Undergraduate Diploma of Counselling Skills (DipCounSk)
Bachelor of Counselling (BCOUN) 
10am - 11am          
Postgraduate Graduate Certificate in Wellbeing In Schools (GradCertWellSchools)
Graduate Diploma of Counselling (GradDipCouns)
Master of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MCouns&PsychTh)
11.30am - 12.30pm          
Business Postgraduate  Master of Business Administration      6pm - 7pm      
VET    Diploma of Community Services (Case Management) (CHC52015) 1pm - 2pm          
International Undergraduate & Postgraduate All Courses       12.30pm - 1.30pm    

Please ensure you keep a look out for your 'Orientation Registration' and 'On-Boarding' emails. Both containing your personalized registration links and additional student information. If you are unable to locate these please contact Student Engagement promptly.

We look forward to welcoming you to the ACAP family and getting you settled and ready to peruse your academic goals. 
If you have any questions or concerns, please email Student Engagement


 

General Orientation Sessions

We can't recommend our General Orientation Sessions highly enough. This is where you'll receive essential information for a smooth start at ACAP, including:

  • Key contacts and where to get help when you need it.
  • Simple guides on accessing the student portal and class spaces.
  • Where and when to get help from our Counselling, Student Learning Support, and AccessAbility services.
  • The Academic Calendar which has key dates to help you stay on track.
  • Tips to set yourself up for successful study, including setting up your study workspace and managing your time effectively.  
Look out for your personalised link to register for Orientation sent out via email and also contained in your Welcome and On-boarding emails.

 

Discipline Orientation Sessions

A Discipline Specific Orientation Session will provide you with more course-specific and detailed information relevant to your course. You will be automatically pre-registered into your Discipline Session and be sent an email with zoom links and further information, and the General Orientation Session should you also register, at least a week before your Orientation Sessions are held. 

  • Bachelor of Psychological Science (Honours) students, your "Discipline Specific Session" is compulsory. You have been automatically pre-registered into this. Keep a lookout for an email invitation with addition 'pre-orientation' information. We still highly recommend that you register and attend a General Orientation Session. 
  • Masters of Psychology Practice (Clinical) students, Dr. James Collison, your Course Coordinator, will be in touch with you about a separate Discipline Specific Orientation Session prior to Orientation Week. We still highly recommend that you register and attend a General Orientation Session.

At your Discipline-Specific Session, you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Meet Academic staff from your discipline.
  • Learn about how your course will run, study expectations, preparing for exams and who to ask for help.

 There'll also be time for Q&A at the end of each session.

International Students

For our International Students, you have an additional Orientation Session that you must attend. Please see the Orientation table above for the exact time and date.