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Thursday 24th January 10am - 12pm

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Hands on learning activities
Certificate III & Diploma of Early Childhood classes
Certificate IV in Education Support


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Do you prefer to study in class with others to inspire and guide you?  Then you may wish to study on campus!

ACCCO is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO ID 5404) and is Australia’s leading private training provider of  government-approved early education care qualifications, which means your early childhood qualification will be recognised anywhere in Australia. Our courses have been designed to give you all the hands-on skills and leading industry training to begin practising as an early childhood educator with a highly rewarding career.

ACCCO Smithfield campus offers two nationally recognised courses:

Classroom based study

All classes are delivered by qualified, industry experienced Trainer Assessors who work closely with students to optimise their learning experience. We simulate activities and tasks that are required to be performed within the workplace so that students gain confidence before working in an early education centre or service. Students attend classes two days per week at the college and one day per week for Vocational Placement (VP). There are also various days set for excursions, guest speakers, art & craft days and block Vocational Placement.

Campus facilities

Our state of the art, contemporary Smithfield campus offers a creative and stimulating learning environment featuring spacious modern classrooms with current industry resources, audio visual equipment, student computer lab, wireless network, access to local Student Advisers during College operating hours. We are proud to offer a diverse campus, one where inclusion is paramount. We offer a range of services that support all students from culturally diverse backgrounds.

The Campus is equipped with comfortable, modern furniture and the latest in teaching facilities which include:

  • Spacious air-conditioned modern classrooms
  • Student lounge and study area
  • Access to internet and printing facilities
  • Free Wifi
  • Student computer lab
  • Fully-equipped, modern commercial kitchen
  • Close proximity to public transport, restaurants, and coffee shops
  • Collaborative learning spaces

Full-time or part-time courses

ACCCO offers fantastic flexibility with course times. Whether you prefer to study early childhood part-time or do a full-time early childhood course, we have a variety of options to suit your lifestyle requirements.

Vocational Placement
All students need to be employed or volunteering in an approved workplace to complete the practical components of their qualification. The ACCCO Trainer Assessor may be able to support you to arrange this placement if you don't already have one. Students enjoy regular contact with their Trainer Assessor who works at an individual level, visiting them in the approved workplace regularly, to progress them through the course. All students must have Screening Check. For more information please visit

Supervised study period

This is the time when students can have one-on-one time with their Trainer in order to discuss, revise, clarify or to catch up on missed work. Our specialised training methods ensure that students are provided with exceptional skills and knowledge in both the theory and the practical components of the children's services industry.

Regular course intakes throughout the year 

We have regular course intakes throughout the year, so if you’re keen to start early childhood training, you can start your course straight away. No need to wait until next year – call 08 8284 1794 now to get enrolled straight away!

Census dates

If you are accessing a VET Student Loan to pay for your tuition fees, it is important to know all of your census dates. In most cases there is a census date every 4 weeks however please refer to the VET Student Loan schedule for your specific course to check exact dates. Please remember that you if you seek to defer or withdraw, you must do so in writing by 5pm on the census date.

Flexible payment options

ACCCO offers flexible payment options and students may qualify for VET Student Loans, an Australian Government loan scheme to help pay for all or part of your tuition fees for the Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care. Alternatively, you may be eligible for State and Federal Government funding, depending on circumstance. Call our dedicated education consultants now on 08 8284 1794 to discuss payment options applicable to you.

Certificate III in Education and Care (CHC30113)

2 days per week at College, Thursday and Friday from 9am - 3pm.  

1 day per week in an ACECQA approved early childhood service.

Vocational Placement will be no less than 120 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability.

Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care (CHC50113)

2 days per week at College,
Monday and Tuesday from
9am - 3pm.
1 day per week in an ACECQA approved early childhood service.

Vocational Placement will be no less than 240 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability. 

Certificate IV in Education Support (CHC40213)

2 days per week at College,
9am - 3pm. Classes starting in 2019.
1 day per week in an ACECQA approved early childhood service.

Vocational Placement will be no less than 100 hours spread over the duration of the qualification. Actual hours completed is dependent on student capability. 

Campus Location

ACCCO is centrally located near business, food outlets, restaurants and shopping precincts with nearby transport networks and opportunities for part-time work whilst studying. Adelaide has an extensive public transport system of buses, trains and trams which make for a hassle-free commute to classes. Smithfield train station is conveniently located within a two minute walk to the college. Full time students may receive a 50% discount on local public transport.

Australian Child Care Career Options (Adelaide Campus)

(08) 8284 1794

26 Anderson Walk,
Smithfield, SA 5114

PO Box 2506, Gawler, SA 5118

Industry sought graduates!

ACCCO graduates have an outstanding reputation in the community due to their excellent education and skills. 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.

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 further information please see the (NCVER) Student Outcomes Survey statistics.

Does classroom study sound like it is right for you?

Come and see our campus yourself, ask your questions about studying and discover what being an ACCCO student is really like!  Get started on your career in early childhood today!

Call our dedicated education consultants on 08 8284 1794 and find out which course is right for you. It just might be the best career decision you ever make!

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