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Au Pair Program incorporating Certificate II in Community Services

Au Pair Program incorporating CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services


Becoming an au pair is an exciting and enriching move for many young people, allowing overseas visitors to work in a new country and gain genuine local experiences. In between bonding with their host family and becoming a 'big sibling' to their children, au pairs can practice their second language, learn to drive on the other side of the road, enjoy the au pairing community, and live in places they may never have experienced otherwise.

Qualification Description

ACCCO’s Au Pair Program which includes the CHC22015 Certificate II in Community Services, prepares graduates for work as an Au Pair, Demi Pair, Nanny or Home Helper and students will study the basics of working efficiently with children. Through a successful Au Pair Application Process with Perfect Au Pairs Agency, students may be placed with a Host Family as an Au Pair for up to 6 months. This qualification is an entry level qualification designed for people who are looking for skills for working with children in the community. It also provides a pathway for students who wish to complete a CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care at a later date.

There are 9 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Communicating and working with a range of people
  • Organising and completing daily work responsibilities
  • Child interaction and care

Course Entry Requirements

Australian Child Care Career Options uses a range of selection criteria in our selection of students for entry into courses, but in general the potential student must: 

  • Have a strong commitment to studying in Australia.
  • Must be 18 years of age or over
  • Have the required English Language skills of IELTS 5.5 or equivalent (no band lower than 5.0), Pearson Test of English Academic score 42, TOEFL, Cambridge English Advanced level, or a Certificate of Completion from an English College Pathway Partner
  • Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent
  • Working Holiday Visa Holder (Subclass 417 or 462) 
  • Be able to meet the financial cost of the qualifications and living expenses  
  • Current Blue Card
  • National Police Check

Classroom Based Study

2 Days Classroom Based Per Week, Plus 1 Day Vocational Placement Per Week

All courses offered to international students are delivered through classroom based study. The classes for Certificate II, Certificate III and Diploma courses are held at our Fortitude Valley campus in Brisbane. International Students attend classes two days per week at the college and spend one day per week at Vocational Placement. This is equates to a total of 20 contact hours per week. There are also various days allocated for excursions, special visitors, art and craft days and block Vocational Placement.

All classes are delivered by qualified, industry experienced Trainers Assessors. Our Trainer Assessors work closely with students to optimise their learning experience. We simulate activities and tasks that are required to be performed within the workplace to prepare students for work or placement in an early education centre or service.

Course Duration

12 Weeks


ACCCO will charge the learner for the enrolment application, tuition, material fees and training product as per the nominated fee schedules as outlined below;

Enrolment Fee Tuition Fees Material Fees Blue Card Application
AUD $200 AUD $2,990 AUD $210 Free

Au Pair Program Fees

Au Pair Placement Fee National Police Check
Free AUD $50

Course Intake Dates

Click Here for 2020 Intake Dates

Other Requirements

Students must undergo a criminal history and working with children check prior to undertaking Vocational Placement in an early education service, or undertaking activities in any unit which may involve contact with children or young people (under 18). It is a requirement of the qualifications that students obtain a Blue Card upon commencement of study and hold a current Blue Card for the duration of enrolment in the qualification.

Employment Opportunities

All roles are subject to the employers conditions of employment, however common roles for this qualification include:

  • Babysitting, nannying, Au Pair/ Demi Pair and other private arrangements for childcare
  • Home support
  • Activity and/or care programs, including playgroups, play centres, resorts, gyms, shopping centres
  • Coaching and tuition
  • Other non-regulated childcare
  • Some additional support roles in ACECQA Approved Services (Please note: To be employed to work with children in regulated care environments, ACECQA requires a minimum of a Certificate III qualification)

English College Pathways

ACCCO prides itself on maintaining solid quality relationships with reputable educational partners. Students who do not meet our English Language entry requirements may choose to study an English course at one of our English College Partners.

Pathways to Further Study

On completion of this qualification with the units outlined on our website, you can gain credit into the CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care to continue your education career.

Au Pair Placement

Successful graduates will be asked to meet the Au Pair Application requirements to be placed with a Host Family as an Au Pair for up to 6 months. To access the Au Pair Application information please visit


Click Here for information on How To Apply.

Once you have made the decision to study in Australia, there are two easy ways to enrol with ACCCO as an international student. You can apply directly through our online application portal or download an International Student Enrolment Form. Alternatively, you may be able to apply through one of our Education Agent partners who can assist you with your application and guide you through the enrolment process. 

Any Questions?

For assistance with your enrolment, our International Admissions Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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