A Registered Training Organisation (RTO) in Australia is a vocational organisation which provides students with training that results in Qualifications and Statements of Attainment. These are recognised and accepted by industry and other educational institutions throughout Australia. RTOs can be State and Territory Government or privately owned training organisations. All RTOs in Australia and the qualifications they are registered to deliver are listed on a national database, Training.Gov.Au, also referred to as TGA.
Australian Early Childhood College (AECC) trades under two names:
- Australian Early Childhood College was established to support our large number of early childhood workplaces, staff and students. The college reflects our professional response to the needs of this very important workforce.
- Recognition First which is our original trading name and has supported students across a wide range of qualifications and work environments.
AECC is registered to train across Australia and has an eviable reputation of compliance. In over 20 years our RTO has never had even a minor non-compliance with any of our National or State/Territory based contracts and registrations. We have excellent relationships with State and Federal Departments of Education and Training.
To support the learning and assessment of students AECC is registered with many State Governments and have access to Government funding support. We currently have funding contracts with;
- ACT Government through their Training Initiative
- NSW Government through Smart and Skilled
- SA Government through their WorkReady program
- VIC Government through the Skills First program
AECC traines and assesses hundres of early childhood staff every year across the ACT, NSW, SA and VIC. We have a strong base in each Stae with links to the early childhood sector and an understanding of the learning culture across the sector and the complexities faced by individual regions.
Quality of trainers
Students learn best from trainers who understand their learning jounrye and fully "know" the work environment they are working in. All AECC trainers have a rich history of working in the early childhood sector. when selecting staff, the core criteria for AECC is their experience with, and attitute to, children in an education and care environment. Candidates who hold at least Bachelor's degrees are targeted in combination with demonstrated careers that have progressed through trainees to childcare management. We do not want trainers who are looking for a way to escape the childcare floor but rather the Centre Managers and Educational Leaders who want to share what they know with others to expand their knowledge while working with children.
All our trainers have current experience within the sector and have all worked within the National REgulations, Standards, framework and Regulatory requirements. They stay up to date with regularwork practice and links to local early childhood services, they are talented and experienced educators and leaders, many of whom have been with us for over 10 years.
This means our trainers are very comfortable in services and see visits to workplaces as an oppotunity to reconnect with children while they support their students' learning. Our trainers work alongside their students helping, modelling and sharing their years of experience to support the individual needs of each student.
AECC supports the development of our trainers and professional development opportunities involve support in gaining higher education skills in b oth the training and assessment field and childcare field.
Why should you choose us?
AECC has a commitment to 'individual training' which recognises the uniqueness of learners. This supports the idea that not all students have similar backgrounds, so we aim to meet individual needs and provide individual training plans and learner pathways.
Research confirms tht work-based training and assessment allows skills to be embedded in practices. AECC is committed to work-based learning and has spent the last 20 eyars continuously improving our processes and procedures.
The core requirement for AECC is working with organisations that support the ongoing learning of their staff. Our students are exposed to real interactions and practices while they study, learning and assessment relates to their work and the pedagogy and culture of the individual service and organsiation.
All training and assessment materials are created in-house. This process utilises the history, experience, and passion of AECC staff. During our most recent ASQA audit in 2020 our materials were praised and noted as being sector leading as they focus on real world applications and immersing students in the environment around them.
Scope of Registration - this is the list of qualifications we are approved to issue. Follow the link and click on the 'scope' tab.
Qualifications - information about the qualifications we offer.