Studying from home - External Study

Do you prefer a qualification where you can study at a time and place convenient to you? Then our external mode of delivery may be of interest to you.

External delivery allows you to study whenever and wherever you choose. It is perfect for people who are working during the day and want to study around other commitments such as a work roster, and it is also good for people with parents who want to work around their family commitments.

Even though you are studying from home, you are given all the help and support needed. An ACCCO Trainer is allocated to you who will support you in meeting your goal of completing the qualification through regular contact, email and phone support as needed.

Students enjoy regular contact with their Trainer Assessor who works at an individual level, visiting them in their workplace every month, to progress them through the course. No need to attend class!

With external study, you are provided with a learning guide for each unit of competency. Unlike some other colleges, this learning guide is provided at no additional cost to your enrolment in the unit and is yours to keep as a reference for the future. In addition, our learning guides are published by ACCCO at the time you study them meaning you are getting the most up to date information available rather than a book published some time ago!

While ACCCO does not require you to purchase additional learning materials, you will require access to the internet to download free documents and complete tasks. To complete the unit, you read through the learning guide and complete self guided tasks, before completing assessment both in theory and in the workplace.

All external students need to be employed or volunteering in an approved workplace to complete the practical components of the qualification. The ACCCO Trainer may be able to support you to arrange this placement if you don't already have one*. The Trainer also arranges to see you in the approved workplace on a regular basis to support practical work as well.

Does external study sound like it is right for you?

For more information on external study, contact ACCCO

* Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management students are generally required to find their own placement prior to enrolling.