The Australian Early Childhood College is a Smart and Skilled Training Provider. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government. Eligibility criteria apply. You can find out more about this initiative at the Smart and Skilled website or by calling 1300 772 104.
Details of our Approved Qualifications are:
- CHC30121 Certificate III in Early Childhood Education and Care
- CHC50121 Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
These qualifications are available through a subsidised program from the NSW Government:
- Smart and Skilled Apprenticeships and Traineeships Program
For the most current information regarding this program please contact the main office on 02 4822 7109
(This is a general guide only, students are advised to contact us to discuss their eligibility for the various programs available, and can also check their eligibility on the Smart and Skilled website. This section helps you to check your eligibility for this NSW Government subsidy):
The individual either lives or works in New South Wales, and is:
- an Australian citizen, a permanent Australian resident, a humanitarian visa holder or a New Zealand citizen, and
- be aged 15 years or older, and
- no longer be at school.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students who do not live or work in New South Wales but live in specific defined interstate New South Wales border areas are eligible for government-subsidised training under Smart and Skilled. For more information please contact the main office.
From the first of January 2015 all students participating in Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications are required to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). We are required by Commonwealth legislation to have this number recorded for your training and cannot enrol new students without this number. If you do not have a USI you can find more information on obtaining one here. Your USI may be used for the Notification of Enrolment Process and reporting Training Activity Data to the Department.
Please refer to our Smart and Skilled Fee Information
We are currently in the application stage to be able to offer VET FEE-HELP and will provide further information about this as it becomes available.
Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfer
Students may be eligible for RPL or Credit Transfer. For more information on how to apply for this please see our Recognition of Prior Learning and Credit Transfers page or contact us.
Deferring or discontinuing Subsidised Training
Students are able to defer or discontinue their training if they wish to do so. Please contact the main office on 02 4822 7109 to find out how to do this
Consumer Protection Information
Under the Australian Consumer Law (ACL), when you buy products and services they come with automatic guarantees that they will work and do what you asked for. The ACL covers refunds, consumer guarantees, unsafe and defective products, purchases using lay-bys and unsolicited consumer agreements with door-to-door sellers or telemarketers. The ACL has been in force across Australia since January 2011 and has brought consistency to consumer law across Australian states and territories.
Australian Early Childhood College are committed to ensuring all students and potential students are provided with a quality training and assessment service and are well informed of their rights as consumers and given a fair avenue for any complaint. If we fail to meet our obligations students can claim compensation for expense incurred as a result of loss or damage.
Please refer to the following documents and links for further information or contact our main office on 02 4822 7109 for further information.
- Australian Early Childhood College Consumer Protection Policy
- Smart and Skilled: Consumer Protection Strategy
- Smart and Skilled website - Consumer protection for students
- Recommendations from Fair Trading NSW
- Students can also contact the Smart and Skilled information hotline on 1300 772 104
- Code of Practice
- Access and Equity Policy
- Client Services Policy
- Fees and Refunds Policy
- Appeals Policy
- Client Appeals Form
- Complaints Policy
- Client Complaints Form
Support and assistance for students
Australian Early Childhood College offers a variety of support for students including training and assessment resources, as well as assistance and advice for studying, or confidential personal support for students experiencing situations that make study difficult.
- Being a Recognition First student
- Student resources
- Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) information
- Personal support
- Phone (02) 4822 7109
- Phone: 1300 772 104