Ready to study in Australia and work with young children?
ACCCO holds a CRICOS registration which allows ACCCO to offer courses to overseas students studying in Australia on student visas. International students are: citizens of any country except Australia or New Zealand; a temporary resident of Australia. ACCCO provides a comprehensive learning program for overseas students.
- How to Apply
- Available courses
- Agents and Partners
- Student Visas
- Entry Requirements
- Overseas Student Health Cover
- Student Support
International students can apply at any time. At ACCCO we have intake dates all year round.
Choose your course
- Ensure you review the courses available to international students
- Ensure you meet all of the study requirements
- Choose the course that is right for you
Prepare an Application Form
Download and fill out an application form, OR complete and online enrolment application here.
Along with the application form you will need to submit certified copies of the following supporting documents:
- Current passport and Visa
- Educational certificate and academic records (year 12 or equivalent pass from home country)
- English language test results
- Any higher education or university qualifications
- Statement of Attainment from any other relevant completed courses
Submit your application
If you have completed your application online you will be notified that your application has been submitted.
If you are completing a paper application, you can submit it along with the certified supporting documents by:
- Email: [email protected]
- Post: PO Box 1108, Fortitude Valley, Qld Australia 4006
- In Person: 161 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Qld Australia
- Via an Education Agent in your country
Accept your Offer and Pay your Fees
Once you have submitted your application the Enrolments team will process your application and if successful send you an Offer to study with ACCCO.
You will receive a Letter of Offer explaining how to accept the Offer if you wish to. On accepting your offer, you will need to pay for your course or pay a deposit on your course.
Apply for your VISA
Once your Offer has been accepted and you pay your fees ACCCO will issue you with a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE) which confirms your place in the course. An eCOE is required for VISA lodgements.
For information about applying for VISAs visit the Department of Home Affairs website www.homeaffairs.gov.au
You will need to travel to Australia and attend your ACCCO International Orientation conducted at the Fortitude Valley campus. Once the Orientation has been completed you are ready to commence classes.
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Looking for an Agent?
Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO) has selected key international representatives to help you apply for a qualification or pathway and provide advice and assistance for your student visa application which is needed before you can begin studying in Australia.
ACCCO Education Agent partners are experienced in making international student applications and applying for visas. Most speak both English and the local language so this makes the application process a lot simpler and generally hassle free for students and parents.
If you are searching for an education agent near you to help you with your study arrangements please visit the PIER website.
For a list of agents that have partnered with ACCCO click here.
Are you an Agent looking to partner with ACCCO?
Are you an Education Agent, seeking a solid relationship with a quality Registered Training Organisation? ACCCO prides itself on having solid quality relationships with reputable education agents and educational partners.
If you would like to discuss study arrangements or to arrange a tour of our state of the art, contemporary campus in the education hub of Fortitude Valley, please contact our International Coordinator via the contact details below should you be interested in developing a partnership with ACCCO.
Australasian International Education and Training - Agent Code of Ethics
Australia is committed to ensuring the highest standard of service and care is delivered across its international education and training sector and has a comprehensive international education and training quality framework to support this aim.
The Agent Code of Ethics (ACE) is a critical component of this framework and provides a guide to the expected professional behaviour of individual agents and agencies working with Australian international students, parents, providers and fellow agents across the sector.
The information on this page is designed to be used by Overseas Authorities assessing ACCCO qualifications in their own country for relevance.
Compliance information for Australian qualifications:
- All formal Training in Australia is regulated by the Australian Skills Qualification Authority
- For information about the levels of qualifications in Australia, please go to the Australian Qualification Framework
- For details of ACCCO's registration to deliver Australian qualifications, please go to RTO ID 5404
What Qualifications, Testamurs, Certificates and Results are issued? How do I know they aren't forged?
When a student completes study with ACCCO, they are awarded records outlining their results. Awards provided are:
- A Qualification (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
- A Statement of Attainment listing completed units where a qualification is not received
Awards can be verified by contacting ACCCO at [email protected]
How the programs were developed?
All qualifications have been designed by the Australian Government through Training Packages. Information about this process is found here. ACCCO has not developed the qualifications, rather we have permission to deliver the qualifications as provided to us by the Training Package.
The Training Package used for ACCCO qualifications is the CHC Community Services Training Package.
What is included in the qualifications?
As noted ACCCO follows all the CHC Community Services Training Package requirements for all learning and assessment. ACCCO has no authority to vary from the Training Package requirements and follows this carefully.
To identify exactly what knowledge and skills have been completed by the student, Overseas Authorities should consult the list of units outlined on the student's Record of Results (reverse of qualification) or Statement of Attainment. Using that list review the information provided at training.gov.au
What practical assessment is included?
All students are assessed in an Australian Approved Education Service against the Performance Criteria listed in each Unit of Competency. Overseas Authorities should consult the details of each unit on training.gov.au for more information.
International students need to fill out and submit an Australian Visa application and be approved before coming to the country, if the length of their course is longer than 12 weeks. Short stay visas are for students studying in Australia for less than 12 weeks.
A Student Visa in Australia is a temporary visa issued to non-Australian residents and is granted to students who are enrolled in a CRICOS registered, full time course in Australia. International students can be issued with a multiple entry visa for the duration of their study in Australia. You can travel to and from Australia within the visa period.
If you need further information on how to apply for a visa to study in Brisbane and the documentation required by the authorities, contact the Australian Government Embassy and Consulate office near where you live. The Australian Embassy and Consulate will be able to assist you with details of registered Australian education agents who can help you lodge your visa application.
As a general guide, travellers are encouraged to apply for their Australian visa well in advance of their planned departure date. Visit the Australian Department of Home Affairs website for further information: www.homeaffairs.gov.au
What type of visa do I need?
If you intend to study in Australia, you will need to apply for the Student visa (subclass 500). This visa must be applied for using the online system at www.homeaffairs.gov.au
Conditions of your Student Visa
- Maintain enrolment in a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered course and maintain satisfactory course progress and attendance.
- Continue to satisfy the requirements of your Student Visa by ensuring the main course of study matches your Student Visa, and that you still have sufficient financial capacity to support your stay in Australia.
- Notify ACCCO within seven days of any change to your contact details, including home address, mobile number and email address.
- Must not work more than 40 hours per fortnight during course semesters.
- Maintain health insurance cover for the entirety of your stay in Australia.
- Maintain adequate schooling arrangements for any school-age dependents who joined you in Australia on a student dependent visa for more than three months.
When should I apply?
You can only make an application for an Australian student visa after you have received a Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) from ACCCO. In order to get an eCoE, you must have been given a formal Letter of Offer by ACCO, have accepted it in writing and paid the required deposit toward your tuition fees.
Can I still get a student visa if I’ve already had a working holiday visa for Australia?
Yes, your working holiday visa status has no impact on a student visa application – the two types of visas are separate.
How long does the visa last?
Your student visa will last for the duration of your study programme (including holiday periods) and will allow you some time to remain in Australia at the end of your course. This time can range from one to three months, depending on the length of your course and the month in which it ends.
Can I apply for another visa when my course ends?
In some circumstances it may be possible to apply for a further visa at the end of your course. Please visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship at www.homeaffairs.gov.au to find out what your options are.
How do I apply?
In order to apply for a visa you will need a valid passport, an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCoE) and any other documentation required by the Australian Diplomatic Post with which you lodge your application.
You can apply for an Australian visa online at www.homeaffairs.gov.au/Trav/Visa/Appl/Student
The visa application process can be complicated and for students from some countries it may be better to submit an application with the assistance of an accredited education agent due to their familiarity and experience in the field.
Please check the Australian Department of Home Affairs website (www.homeaffairs.gov.au) for the most up-to-date information before applying for your visa.
To ensure your academic success through ACCCO, there is a minimum level of academic and English language proficiency you need to achieve before enrolling in our courses. In addition to these requirements, there are also a number of conditions you must meet in order to be able to apply for a Student Visa including:
- Have a strong commitment to studying in Australia
- Must be 18 years of age or over
- Hold an appropriate Visa
- Be able to meet the financial cost of the qualifications and living expenses
- Successful completion of year 12 or equivalent is a prerequisite for all ACCCO courses
- All students are required to take a Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment to establish their ability to succeed in the course they have applied for
English Language Requirements
ACCCO accepts the following English tests for standard entry into our qualifications:
- Academic IELTS: minimum score of 5.5, with no subscore less than 5.0
- Internet-based (IBT) TOEFL ( only accepted if taken on or before 25 July 2023): a score of 46 (no sub-score less than 35)
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): an overall score of 42
- Cambridge English Advanced level: a minimum score of 162
English Language Evidence Exemptions
Students who are a citizen and hold a passport from one of the following countries are not required to complete an English language test and achieve an equivalent IELTS score of 5.5.
Students who are a citizen and hold a passport from one of the following countries are required only to complete ACCCO’s Language, Literacy and Numeracy assessment.
Exempt Countries List
Republic of Ireland
All international students are required to take out Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) before arriving in Australia.
As an international student in Australia, you are required to have Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) for the entire duration of your study in Australia.
Overseas student health cover (OSHC) is insurance that provides cover on the costs for medical and hospital care which international students may need while in Australia. It includes cover for visits to the doctor, some hospital treatment, ambulance cover and limited pharmaceuticals (medicines). OSHC insurers can provide a range of different OSHC products. These may range from a basic product which covers only the compulsory minimum services to comprehensive products which cover, in addition to the compulsory minimum services, extra services as specified under the particular policy.
For further information please visit the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website.
OSHC fees are payable for the length of your student visa. Both Single and Family rates are available. In the event that you nominate for ACCCO to apply for OSHC on your behalf, please ensure to request this service on your enrolment form.
Some health insurance providers in Brisbane include:
OSHC Australia offers a service to compare health insurance options in Brisbane.
For more information about Overseas Student Health Cover, visit the Department of Health and Ageing website.
ACCCO is committed to helping international students make the most of their time in Australia by providing quality education, guidance and support.
ACCCO prides itself on providing individual support to students. We will support you through your studies and we will provide you with quality training to support your career ambitions. We understand your requirements, we understand what employers are looking for and we work directly with the industry to provide you with the most current and relevant training.
ACCCO can assist students to settle into life and study in Australia at ACCCO by:
- Supplying information about living in Queensland
- Putting you in touch with community support and multi-cultural services to help with cultural adjustment and homesickness
- Supplying information and support with 'Overseas Student Health Cover' and health concerns https://www.qld.gov.au/health/mental-health/help-lines/services
- Providing advice about ACCCO procedures
- Referrals to learning support to help with academic difficulties
- Supply information on international student visa conditions such as:
- academic performance
- contact details
- working while on an international student visa
- employment restrictions.
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