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Studying from home - External Study

Looking for child care courses near me?  If you prefer to study at a time and place convenient to you, then our external mode of delivery may be of interest to you.


Increasingly popular with adult learners, studying externally at ACCCO 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 who want to work around their family commitments.

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.

Study full-time or part-time

A full-time study load allows you to finish your qualification in the shortest time possible, but if you would like more flexibility, you may be able to study part-time. You may also be able to change between full-time and part-time study during your course if your circumstances change. Your full-time or part-time study options will depend on the qualification you are studying.

Vocational Placement

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

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

External Student Support

ACCCO students receive a personalised service during their time with us to ensure the level of service best suits the Individual’s needs. Even though you are studying from home, you are given all the help and support needed. Each student is allocated with their own personal Trainer Assessor who will guide and support you in meeting your goal of completing the qualification through regular contact, email and phone support as needed.

In addition to this, ACCCO actively seeks new information to keep students up to date with current industry requirements and provides this information to students on a regular basis through one-on-one training and via our website.

Our dedicated Student Advisors can provide personal support, advice and information on any issues that can affect your studies at ACCCO. 

Does external study sound like it is right for you?

The main advantage of external study is that it allows you to fit your learning around your work and home life. 

  • You can set your own pace of study
  • It is your decision as to when and where you study
  • Flexibility round around family or work commitments
  • No need to attend class!

For more information about external study, please contact ACCCO to discuss the qualification you wish to study.

Study from home - External Study

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