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.

Trent Lowe Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Trent is no stranger to the hustle and bustle of an early childhood centre, having grown up around a family-run business in the ECEC space. After working in the soil testing trade for a few years, he was drawn back to his roots, knowing he had to give an early childhood career path a crack.

He completed a Certificate III traineeship, and is ready to take on the Diploma, a Bachelor degree, and maybe the family business one day! “This course is a necessity to work in this industry. Study-wise, my trainer was extremely helpful throughout the entire process. If you ask me why someone would pursue study in this field, I say – Why not?!”

Samantha O’Meara Murwillumbah Certificate III in Individual Support

This is definitely a fresh start and a career change for me. My course is the Certificate III in Individual Support (Disability). I decided to enrol with ACE because it offered me the availability, monthly intakes and personal service I was looking for.

I have learnt so much and had a great work placement outcome. Working in the industry is my aim. To others thinking about this course – just do it. I had an amazing teacher and training experience at ACE Community Colleges in Murwillumbah.

Jemsea Cresser Burleigh Waters Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

Being in the industry whilst studying improved my knowledge and understanding and hugely benefited me! Now that I have completed my Certificate III I am going to travel for a few years. When I come home I will be better off – I can use my qualification to get back into the early childhood setting and continue my love for teaching whether it be in a centre, nannying or coaching.

I was unsure about study as I hadn’t studied since completing high school but any help or assistance you need you will get from the trainers and staff as well as colleagues working in the industry already. There is such a large team of people to help that there’s really nothing to be nervous about!

Isabella Maher Murwillumbah Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care

I did this course as I left school in year 11, I really enjoy being around young children so thought this would be a great career path. I loved the environment at ACE, it is very welcoming, and I felt very comfortable coming to class. I enjoyed the face-to-face training and having great supportive trainers. The course helped me enter my early childhood career and obtain a job in this field at a local centre, which I am really loving!

I enjoyed the experience and support so much at ACE that I am now going to further my studies and enrol in the Diploma level! My message to everyone is, do it, you will not look back. You may be nervous starting something new but ACE made it so welcoming for me, and really helped ease any worries I had from the moment I had my interview to my first day in class, it was definitely the right decision for me.

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