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Didn't get into Uni? Want another option?

Didn't get into Uni? Want another option?

Many universities across Australia offer credit (sometimes known as Advanced Standing) into their teaching degrees. What that effectively means is a Diploma of Children's Services will reduce the time you spend doing a Teaching degree by up to 2 years*

Many people who aren't offered a place in a Teaching degree will enrol in a Diploma of Children's Services. They can then use the Diploma to apply to a University and obtain entry as a mature student and the time spent doing the Diploma is not lost!

Even people offered a place in a Teaching degree will defer their enrolment for a year and do a Diploma of Children's Services instead. Many graduates say this is a better pathway to a career in Teaching. Effectively, a student gets lots of practical and theoretical knowledge completing these qualifications, and can work in children's services while they can then go on to complete a Teaching degree at a later stage.

ACCCO is currently accepting students into their courses. Students can complete a Diploma in Children's Services in 43 weeks (or even 23 weeks if you already hold a Certificate III in Children's Services). This will allow the student to apply for intake into university in 2010 and only complete 2-3 years of the 4 year Teaching degree.

For more information, please email ACCCO or phone 1300 139 406

* Each university offers different credit arrangements and prospective students should check with the University to see what credit they offer.

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