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The future success of every child is based on his upbringing in his young age. A child’s early years helps him learn and develop on numerous fronts - emotionally, mentally and socially. It is no doubt that many individuals are beginning to understand the numerous careers opportunities in childcare and hence wish to become educators of the future. Many are choosing a career with children, by assuming responsibilities to develop and nurture young minds as they grow.

The Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO) is one such organization that provides an opportunity for individuals to build their career in Early Child care development, School Age Education, Education Support, and First Aid. This training institute, located in Brisbane, Australia, provides numerous courses and programs to help individuals ‘educate others.’

ACCCO was established in 1996 by Narelle Cossettini, the current CEO. She set up this organization after identifying the need for good-quality education. There has been no looking back ever since. From 1996 to date, ACCCO has constantly strived to successfully grown into a well-known and industry recognized business. Over a period of time, the organization has gone one step ahead and has expanded its service offering to Education Support, School Aged Education and Care, as well as First Aid. This organization has been training individuals in the field of education for over 22 years now. It therefore boasts of having graduates who have gone on to become highly qualified professionals. Students who have graduated from ACCCO work in a range of positions, from supporting roles, to teachers, and some even managers.

This organization offers numerous study options to help you study according to your convenience. You may opt for external study, i.e. study from home. This is well-suited for individuals who have work commitments, and yet wish to become educators of the future. ACCCO also offers traineeships and apprenticeships through the State Government Funding Programs. These programs combine training as well as paid employment, thus allowing you to earn while you learn. The other study option is classroom study. Here, you may attend college on a regular basis with industry experienced Trainer Assessors to guide and inspire you. You may avail of the benefit of an individual personal Trainer Assessor to help you throughout your course.

The good news for international students is that this institute is registered with Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). You are therefore rest assured of receiving high quality training from this esteemed organization.

If you wish to pursue your interest in child care options, you may chose this highly renowned organization. You also have a higher chance of seeking employment if you study from ACCCO. According to a survey by National Centre for Vocational Education (NCVER), the employment rate for ACCCO graduates was 84.9%. This is way above the 77.7% recorded from all other Australian VET providers. The survey also threw light on how many students found that the training received was relevant to their jobs. A whooping 94.4% ACCCO students said that their job was highly relevant to their jobs, while the number stood at 79% for those who received their training elsewhere. Besides, the study also revealed that 84.9% of ACCCO graduates were employed after the completion of their training course.

The ACCCO training center boasts of numerous awards and achievements. Some of the most recent awards received include Finalist Small employer of the year kyabra Occasional Care service (in 2015) and Finalist in Campbelltown local business awards (2014). Due to the high quality of training provided, the list of awards that ACCCO has received just goes on. These awards reflect the kind of quality education provided in the field of child care. If you are looking to expand your horizons in their field, you may consider enrolling at ACCCO Australia – the famous education and care training organization.

Facilities

ACCCO is proud to have their campus locations spread throughout Australia. They have four campuses, at Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia. Towards the end of the year 2015, ACCCO opened a new state of the art, contemporary campus in Fortitude Valley. This campus offers a high degree of convenience since it is in close proximity to student accommodation centers, public transport as well as Brisbane city. You may explore these campus options and seek information regarding study options available at these campuses.

Courses Offered

In case you are looking out for long day care, kindergarten, family day care, and childcare courses for kids under 5 years of age, you may choose from among the following available ACCCO courses.

  • Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
  • ACCCO Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Early Childhood Teacher Bridging Program
  • Certificate II in Community Services

ACCCO also offers training programs to those individuals seeking teacher aide roles in schools, along with other support roles in education. These courses are focused on education from early childhood to high school. The offered education support programs include:

  • Certificate III In Education Support
  • Certificate IV In Education Support

You may opt for any of the following options if you are looking to work with children in the age group of 5-12, as a part of holiday programs, after or before school care programs and vacation care.

  • Certificate IV in School Age Education and Care
  • Diploma of School Age Education and Care
  • Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • Certificate II in Community Services

Besides the aforementioned programs, ACCCO provides training in first aid as well. The list of first aid programs are:

  • HLTAID001 - Provide Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation
  • HLTAID003 - Provide First Aid
  • HLTAID004 - Provide an Emergency First Aid Response in an Education and Care Setting

In case you wish to enroll for a professional development program, ACCCO offers the benefit of receiving training for the same at the campus or at your workplace. The program that offers professional development training is:

  • Professional learning workshops for educators and leaders

ACCCO also offers school-based programs for students who wish to opt for Certificate level education qualifications while in high school. The list of school-based programs include:

  • Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS)
  • School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships

With such a variety of childcare career options, you may evaluate individual program features and benefits. You may shortlist programs and finalize the course that is well suited to your needs and interest.

In order to qualify for any of the aforementioned courses, it is necessary to fulfill certain criteria for English proficiency. Some of them include:

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) – Overall score of 42
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – minimum 5.5, with no sub-score lower than 5.0
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) – minimum score of 527
  • Internet Based TOEFL – minimum score of 46, with no sub-score lower than 35
  • Cambridge English Advanced level – minimum score of 162

Facilities Offered

ACCCO is proud to have their campus locations spread throughout Australia. They have four campuses, at Queensland, New South Wales, South Australia, and Western Australia. Towards the end of the year 2015, ACCCO opened a new state of the art, contemporary campus in Fortitude Valley. This campus offers a high degree of convenience since it is in close proximity to student accommodation centers, public transport as well as Brisbane city. You may explore these campus options and seek information regarding study options available at these campuses.

Pathway Programs

Students may avail of the opportunity to take the next step in their career through university pathways. Those who have completed their Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care at ACCCO may pathway to degree programs at Queensland University of Technology and Griffith University. Through such pathway programs, you become eligible for articulation into Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at these two universities.

If you are an ACCCO graduate, you will also be pleased to know that you become eligible for a credit transfer. This helps in reducing the time taken to complete your university degree. You may therefore begin your diploma studies at ACCCO and then directly get into the second year of a bachelor’s degree at the university.

Students may therefore take advantage of the strong relationships build by ACCCO with reputable educational partners, and benefit from the same.

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