ACCCO is registered with CRICOS (Commonwealth Register of Institutions and
Courses for Overseas Students), so you can be assured of high quality training. Australia promotes consumer protection and ACCCO is governed by the ESOS framework (Education Services for Overseas) Act 2000 and the National Code of Practice 2007.
International Students are able to study the following courses under their Visa requirements:
Certificate III in Children's Services
Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care)
Advanced Diploma of Children's Services
Other courses that can be studied but do not currently form a part of the Visa requirments include:
* Study Tours
* Recognition of International Qualifications (11 week program)
The following will answer your most frequently asked questions, however for more information about our International Studies Program, please download our International Student Handbook. This handbook includes information about all aspects of our facilities, courses as well as studying and living in Brisbane, Australia. Alternatively, you can email our International Student Coordinator for more information.
(* please note that Certificate III is pre-requisite for entry into the Diploma course and a Diploma is pre-requisite for an Advanced Diploma)
The quality of our teachers is just as important as course content.
What are ACCCO's Assessment Methods?
Students are required to complete classwork, assignments, practical and project work throughout the course. Students are supported at all times and no assessment is set without covering this information in class and/or on practicum.
Is the course recognised overseas?
All of our courses are nationally accredited and approved in Australia and are recognized in some countries. However, you should contact your Children’s Services officer in the country that you reside for further information.
Do I need a Visa ?
Yes, all overseas students entering the country need a visa.
How do I apply?
There are 3 easy steps.
1. Complete the Enrolment Form, attach required forms and send together with payment to ACCCO. (see payment plan options)
2. ACCCO will issue you with a Certificate of Enrolment (COE) if you meet entry requirements.
3. Apply for student visa via the website http://www.immi.gov.au
Once you have been granted a visa, you will be able study in Australia.
What is a Blue Card and do I need one?
Blue cards are issued by the Commission for Children and Young People and Child Guardian once it has carried out the Working with Children Check to see if a person is eligible. A Working with Children Check is a detailed national check of a person’s criminal history, including any charges or convictions. If a person is eligible, they are issued a positive notice and a blue card.Yes, in order to work with young children in Australia, it is required by law for all persons to have a Blue Card, whether you are a student, volunteer or paid worker.
How do I apply for a Blue Card?
ACCCO will issue you an application form on confirmation of your enrolment or you may download one from the website. Once you have arrived in Brisbane, ACCCO will verify your identification documents and assist your to submit the application form. There is no fee for Student Blue Card applications.
Can I study by correspondence?
Each student will have study specifications and requirements recorded with their Australian Visa. ACCCO can assist you to identify if you are required to study in class, or if you are eligible to study externally. Please be aware that some Visa's also have maximum study requirements.
What are the Entry Requirements?
You must be at least 18 years of age or over.
Have a minimum English level of 5.5 IELTS or equivalent, with no bands lower than 5.0
Will I get paid to study or do placement?
No. There is no payment for vocational placement or studying. If the service you are completing practicum in offers employment, this may be negotiated under your Visa conditions.
Current list of agents used by ACCCO: Agent-details-for-Website-060313.pdf (28.4 KB)
Before Enrolment and during your studies, please familarise yourself with the following videos. These are essential viewing for all International Students.
Student education project videos
International Student Guide - Brisbane 2012 (issued by Study Brisbane)
What is the cost and how long does it take to complete?
|Course||CRICOS||No. of weeks||Cost|
|Certificate III in Children's Services CHC30708||070253K||45||AU$8000|
|Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care) CHC50908||070255G||51||AU$8500|
|Advanced Diploma of Children's Services CHC60208||070256G||45||AU$8000|
Timetables for Class Studies
|Course||Intake Period Semester 1||Semester 1||Intake Period Semester 2||Semester 2|
|Certificate III in Children's Services CHC30712||06/02/2012 to 21/03/2012||CHC30712 Certificate III - Semester 1 2013.pdf (51.2 KB)||06/06/2012 to 25/07/2012||CHC30712 Certificate III Semester 2 2013.pdf (55.1 KB)|
|Diploma of Children's Services (Early childhood education and care) CHC50908||06/02/2012 to 07/03/2012||CHC50908 Diploma - Semester 1 2012.pdf||02/07/2012 to 01/08/2012||CHC50908 Diploma Semester 2 2012.pdf|
|Advanced Diploma of Children's Services CHC60208||05/03/2012 to 28/03/2012||CHC60208 Adv. Diploma - Semester 1 2012.pdf||06/08/2012 to 01/09/2012||CHC60208 Adv. Diploma - Semester 2 2012.pdf|
What are ACCCO's Attendance and Progression policies?
ACCCO’s Attendance and Progression policy requires students to attend at least 90% your course. This includes both class work, college based independent study/revision and practical attendance.
ACCCO’s new policy also requires students to maintain a progression of at least 50% satisfactory completion of theory assessments.
We will monitor progression in the following ways: