The Academy


The Academy gives academic high-achievers an added edge – in your study and with employers. It’s free to join. Offers you the challenges and intellectual rigour you crave. Focuses on community engagement, and personal and professional development. Prepares you to be a leader of tomorrow.

The Academy is completely unique to Western. We can enrich your learning experience. Uncover your passions. Show you how to become an engaged and informed citizen. And give you access to real-world experience.

Your future starts here

The Academy Global Leaders Program is a pathway for students with exceptional potential to receive an early offer and a premium experience within the Academy.

Gain access to our world-class leadership program with an unconditional guarantee of a place at Western Sydney University before the HSC commences.

The Global Leaders Program includes a $2,000 scholarship, a University-sponsored overseas academic or leadership experience and much more.

Millenium Fellowship Class of 2019

The Academy would like to congratulate the new Class of 2019 Millennium Fellows from Western Sydney University. 

The Academy is proud to once again have its students selected for the Global Millennium Fellowship, a partnership between the Millennium Campus Network and the United Nations Academic Impact initiative. The students will each work on independent projects targeted towards the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals, including improving equality, education and health and reducing waste. The leadership development program convenes, challenges and celebrates student leadership and develops the next generation of leaders, innovators and thinkers.



"The skills that the Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking has taught me have stood strong in my working life. It taught me to think differently, to explore the nuances, appreciate the diversity, embrace the criticality, lavish the complexity, and most of all to reflect on my improvements."

- Chris Mahoney, Graduate – Bachelor of Business (Advanced Business Leadership) / Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking

The Academy Degree

Be a part of the elite alumni who have graduated from one of our Academy courses. Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking can be added to your advanced degree to gain the competitive advantage.

"Through The Academy travel opportunities, events, and Citizen Scholar Award, I have grown personally and professionally and met many amazing people."

— Naomi Kroll. Bachelor of Business and Commerce / Bachelor of Applied Leadership and Critical Thinking.

"Being chosen for The Academy means opportunities to participate in workshops and exposure to leadership opportunities. The Academy members are such a great group of people."

— Tori Hall, Bachelor of Health Science/Master of Physiotherapy

What The Academy does for you

Networking events

Enhance your professional network through special events and functions.


Learn the skills you need to gain an edge with employers.

Exclusive study and social spaces

Enjoy specially designed spaces, available only to students of The Academy.

Got questions?

Contact our Course Information Centre on 1300 897 669, click the Live Chat icon at the top of the page or email