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 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.


This means the course is self–paced, will be delivered on-line with facilitation, mentoring and support at scheduled times by the Trainer. Students access their course by logging into the ACE e-Learning platform. A best match for students with independent learning styles.


This approach combines the best of all worlds – classroom learning, online study and assessments, in-person practical workshops, along with mentoring and support at scheduled times by the Trainer. Students access their course by logging into the ACE e-Learning platform.

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.

Dean Judd Lismore Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing)
Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability)

ACE was always going to be my choice, it had the flexibility for me to study while I worked, using online learning.

The big unexpected was that I actually liked it! I genuinely don’t like studying, but doing my course through ACE with Karen as my trainer I gained a confidence I didn’t think I had when it comes to education. I actually finished not one, but two qualifications. Along the way I changed from thinking I would work in disability to aged care. On placement at Uniting Aged Care in Goonellabah I realised pretty quickly that I had a great relationship with the residents and wanted to make a difference in their lives. It is far more rewarding work than what I was previously doing. I went from my course, to employment and have also started as a buddy for other students from ACE. What a result! Honest, just do it. If you’re not doing anything, what do you have to lose by studying?

Laila May Vicente Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Laila comes from the Philippines, and after working part time for a very short while she decided to take a big leap into study and follow her dream of working in early childhood education. “The Migrant Centre offered me a course to attend in childcare with ACE Community Colleges”.

“My trainer was always there to help me, offer assistance and fully support. After doing my placement, the Centre offered me a full time job! To students who want to study in early childhood, I say don’t give up”.

Arup Hajra Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Individual Support

After years in the IT industry, Arup was searching for a more. “I knew I had to make the change. I needed something to galvanise me to lead a wholesome, giving life. Resting is rusting, I want to bring about that 1% change in the world.”

And that he did, overcoming any hurdles along the way. “It was like looking at Mt Everest, but the trainers enabled me to focus on one task at a time, one step at a time. The constant feedback and classroom discussions kept us engaged and focused. What the course offers is brilliant but means nothing without the likes of the ACE Burleigh Team. You guys rock!”

Joanne Chalmers Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Individual Support

Joanne took a step out of her comfort zone and found herself in her dream career. After 25 years in hospitality it was time for a change to better connect with Jo’s caring nature.

“Convenience and location were totally appealing for me with ACE being so close to home. Once the course started and I met the trainers, the way they delivered their lessons, their support and information were second to none – amazing. Flexibility of being online worked well. It was great to do the workshops, as you get to see your trainers in person, that helps make you feel part of the team”.

Read our student success stories