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Training on school Campus

ACCCO has been successfully partnering and delivering VET with schools since 2001 providing students in Years 11 and 12 with high quality VET training in order to advance their career potential.  

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 as part of their Senior Certificate of Education which may lead to employment and/or further study.

ACCCO can prepare students for employment in early childhood services such as child care, long day care, family day care, occasional care, playgroups and kindergartens from Educators to Managers and Teachers. 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:

  • practical hands-on training
  • valuable skills for greater employability
  • eight (8) credit points towards their Senior Certificate of Education
  • real industry skills and qualifications while completing high school
  • a competitive edge in the employment marketplace
  • credit towards further study

Structured school based learning

Students can undertake VET as part of their school studies, delivered by a qualified school teacher / Trainer Assessor in partnership with ACCCO. Students will commence the program in Year 11 at the start of term one. 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.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.

What can I study with ACCCO?

  • Early childhood education and care (children aged 0-5 years)
  • Education support (children aged 5-12 years)

CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care  

Early childhood education involves caring for and teaching children under the age of five to enhance their development.
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. 

Qualification:                  CHC30113 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care   
Duration: Total of 40 weeks over 2 years (year 11 & 12)
Vocational Hours: Minimum of 120 hours
Commencement:   Students must start in Year 11 (term one)

CHC30213 Certificate III In Education Support

Education Support qualifications will qualify you to work as a teacher's aide or in after-hours school care. 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. 

Qualification:                  CHC30213 Certificate III In Education Support                               
Duration: Total of 40 weeks over 2 years (year 11 & 12)
Vocational Hours: Minimum of 100 hours
Commencement:   Students must start in Year 11 (term one)


Entry requirements

To participate in the VET program students must:

  • have a sound achievement result in Year 10 Maths and English subjects or equivalent prior to enrolling in the program
  • complete a language and literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Indicator
  • identify the VET program as part of their school curriculum
  • remain enrolled in and attend school throughout the duration of the program


All school based VET programs involve a partnership between the School and ACCCO. Speak with our VET in School Coordinator Marina Combis on 1300 139 406 or email for more information on our VETiS Program.

How to apply

All school based VET programs involve a partnership between the School and ACCCO. Talk to your school VET Coordinator or head of senior schooling about studying with ACCCO. Your school can form a partnership with ACCCO and make the program available to you at your school.

Industry sought graduates! 

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.

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Why choose ACCCO for education and training?

ACCCO is consistently receiving positive feedback from School VET Teachers. The recurring feedback from VET teachers was, they are enjoying not having to develop all the learning and assessment materials under the new version of the training package including Sustainability, Early Years Learning Framework and the National Work Health and Safety. ACCCO provides all VET classes with class presentations, template unit workbooks and access to text books for each unit in PDF format. 

With over 23 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. Schools are also enjoying the relationship with our VET in School Coordinator who maintains the consistency of training, assessment and providing support. 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.  

  • Well-established industry recommended training college specialising in Education and Care Qualifications
  • ACCCO is on the approved list of providers for each state and territory
  • All training materials and resources are provided by ACCCO 
  • Professional development opportunities for teachers
  • Nationally recognised qualifications 
  • A dedicated ACCCO Trainer Assessor for mentoring and support
  • In-service training day for the school VET teacher
  • Onsite support visits from ACCCO
Standing out from other training providers, ACCCO is regarded for the valuable face to face and on the job training that students receive throughout their course.

Students also benefit directly from the fact that ACCCO specialises only in Early Childhood Education and Care qualifications and the high degree of industry engagement and connection that ACCCO offers assists graduates when seeking employment. Education and Care services actively seek out ACCCO graduates because of their high quality training, with employers recognising the exemplary skills and practices from the students who have trained with ACCCO

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