If you would like to partner with ACCCO or discuss your individual learning needs, please contact our National Vet Coordinator
ACCCO is dedicated to advancing career opportunities and pathways for secondary students and believes that amazing things happen when schools and early learning services work together. ACCCO has been successfully partnering and delivering VET with schools since 2001. Through our vast networks we bring students and industry in close contact. We do this in a number of ways including School-based Traineeships and through our VET in Schools program.
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is a learning pathway which enables Year 11 and 12 high school students to gain a nationally
recognised qualification while at school. VET provides students with the opportunity to engage in education and training as part of their
Senior Certificate of Education which may lead to employment and/or further study.
ACCCO's Vocational programs provide students with practical and real-world experiences to work within the Early Education and Care Sector and provides students with the opportunity to gain:
What can I study with ACCCO?
Through the Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care, you will be introduced to working in the field of early childhood. It is the minimum qualification to gain employment in ACECQA approved early childhood services and often the qualification studied for those wanting to begin their career in early childhood education.
The Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care provides for employment in the following roles:
The Certificate III in Education Support is an ideal qualification for people seeking employment in education roles which provides assistance and support to qualified Educators and Teachers. It is a versatile qualification leading the graduate to work in a range of diverse education environments including schools, kindergartens, preschools, early childhood, school age care or other education environment in entry level positions. It is the ideal qualification for any prospective student who want to keep their options open for the type of education environment they'd like to work in the future.
The Certificate III in Education Support provides for employment in the following roles:
Students can undertake VET as part of their school studies, delivered by a qualified school teacher / Trainer Assessor in partnership with ACCCO.
During the qualification, students learn the theory component in class with a qualified teacher, as well as attend an ACECQA approved service to receive practical training and experience. Students are required to complete a MINIMUM of 120 hours of mentored work placement in the 0-2 age group during this program. Vocational placement hours are in addition to theory class attendance. A current working with children check is required for work placement when you are 18 years of age.
To participate in the VET program students must:
Cost to the participant
ACCCO provides all the training resources for this program and a partnership agreement is formed between ACCCO and the school. ACCCO will
charge the student for the enrolment application and training product as per the nominated fee schedules as outlined below;
||Number of Units
|Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
|Certificate III in Education Support||CHC30213||17||$600|
Fees can be paid over two years ($300 per year). HLTAID004 Provide an emergency first aid response in an education and care setting is not included in the total cost indicated above.
For the school to deliver this program the teacher is required to have the following;
With over 22 years’ experience, ACCCO has established strong relationships with schools and maintains close links to industry enabling us to deliver in-demand skills and up-to-date and relevant training. ACCCO is consistently receiving positive feedback from School VET Teachers. The recurrent feedback from teachers were enjoying includes not having to develop all the learning and assessment materials and being able to access current resources including sustainability, National Quality Framework, Early Years Learning Framework and Work Health and Safety.
The most positive feedback is out in the field with Early Childhood Services noticing an improvement in the quality of training by the Schools who have moved over to ACCCO.
The 2017 National Centre for Vocational Education (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey statistics show that ACCCO students have higher employment outcomes than all other training providers across Australia! ACCCO graduates sit at 84.9% employment rate which is considerably higher than the national average of 77.7% from all other Australian VET providers. For a copy of the report 2017-Student-Outcomes-Survey-RTO-Australian-Child-Care-Career-Options
How to apply
All school based VET programs involve a partnership between the School and ACCCO. Talk to your guidance officer, career counsellor,
vocational education coordinator or head of senior schooling about forming a partnership with ACCCO and the programs available to you at