How To Apply

Making your application for an accredited course is simple.

Our tip for fast tracking your course application is to have your Unique Student Identifier (USI) ready, or you can ask ACE for assistance. The USI process is online and easy.



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Find your course. Select the blue Apply Now tab on the course page and complete the online form. Press Submit Application. Alternatively visit or phone an ACE campus near you. Go here for College locations.



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Your Application will then be checked and contact made to arrange a time for an interview where we collect and discuss all the details and requirements to complete the application. You may be Eligible for funded course fee support. Our team will make that assessment upon interview. You can read more about funded fee eligibility by exploring the information in the Funding tabs above.



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With your Application and interview successfully finalised and course fees assessed, you may be offered a place in our course; and an acceptance of your Enrolment will be emailed to you pronto.

Payment Options

We offer payment plans for accredited courses over $500.

Please contact your local ACE Community College if you are interested in negotiating a payment plan (available for accredited courses over $500). Your local College will advise on instalment arrangements.

For all non accredited courses and workshops payment of the full course fee is required. Thanks so much. There are many options, you decide what works best for you when you go through the checkout. Select from Paypal, Credit Card, or In person.

Funding & Eligibility

Eligible students enrolled in an ACE Community Colleges course may have access to a range of government fee and program support possibilities.

Go here for QLD funding and eligibility.
Go here for NSW funding and eligibility.

Or you can call our customer service team in the ACE location closest to you to talk more about your eligibility.

Delivery Options

There are many ways to complete your study, we understand that every student learns differently and will be balancing life commitments. Where-ever possible we provide a range of course delivery options. Confirmation of how your course will be delivered appears in the course description.



A classroom style approach is welcomed by students who enjoy interaction with others in a supportive learning environment and benefit from the individualised assistance provided by the trainer. Many courses can only be achieved in this format.


This means the course is self –paced, will be delivered on-line with facilitation and support at scheduled times by the trainer. Typically this is achieved through accessing our Moodle. There are a growing number of courses added to the online options list each term. A best match for students with independent learning styles.


This approach combines a range of study methods, including self-paced study with workbooks, online forum discussions, in-person workshops, email and phone contact with your trainer.

Learning Support

Your trainer will ensure that you are provided with the information needed to transition successfully into your course of study.

All students enrolled in accredited programs have access to a qualified trainer or assessor. ACE trainers will also host sessions at the commencement of each unit on content, delivery and assessment expectations.

Students receive feedback after each assessment or assignment and the trainer or assessor will be available to discuss the feedback. They can also provide you with additional assistance or direction as appropriate. Additionally our trainers and assessors are available by email or phone should you need to discuss course content or challenges.

Your success means everything to you and us. At ACE we provide a suite of support services at no cost to all students including:
• RPL support
• Literacy/numeracy support
• Study skills support
• IT support.

To access any of the available student support services please talk directly with your trainer or assessor; or phone the customer service team at the ACE Community Colleges location closest to you.

Christine Groth Lismore Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing

My background has always been people oriented starting with hairdressing and beauty therapy, a Diploma in Counselling and Life Coach. This is a new career direction and one in which I have found my niche. I have been working in an aged care facility for 15 months after successfully completing the Certificate III.

I am currently studying Certificate IV in Ageing Support with ACE. This certification will enable me to progress further in my field, become a team leader, and add fresh skills to my portfolio.

Lotus Strachan Lismore Certificate III in Individual Support Ageing

I remember overhearing someone talk about courses available at ACE in passing and it instantly caught my attention. I was at a complete loss of what to do career wise and restless with my day to day living, I was searching for something more, and I absolutely found that something more.

Do it, do it for yourself, you will not regret it. With my course now complete I’m applying for a job that I truly care about at the workplace of my dreams.

Brittany Dawson Burleigh Waters Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care

I had just come back from living in Paris as a Nanny for a few years and had previously worked in the Child Care industry as an Assistant with a Certificate 3.

The beautiful Deb (my ACE trainer) visited my Centre and I was ready to up-skill to the Diploma. Studying with ACE was the best decision I ever made. It gave me the flexibility to still work full time (I’m currently a Room Leader for a large Centre) but also have the support and help from a trainer when I needed it. You have nothing to loose! Just do it.

Kari Aboukoura Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Aged Care
Certificate III in HACC
Diploma of Community Services

I was ready for a change and from my research I knew that disability and aged care were two industries that were growing rapidly. I was ready to re-skill to meet the job market and find a career, not just a job.

With my Diploma now complete I am a senior disability support worker, responsible for much of the training of new staff and have recently been asked to fill in for management. I am excited by the opportunities that lay ahead and proud to work in this industry.

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