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 Canvas Learning platform. A best match for students with independent learning styles.


This approach combines the best of all worlds including; online classroom sessions, Trainer directed home study, independent research and in-person practical workshops, along with mentoring and support at scheduled times by the Trainer. Students access their course by logging into the ACE Canvas 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.

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”.


Britta has been in childcare for 5 years, working in all the rooms and gaining a range of skills from these experiences. She has always been interested in the idea of going rural to educate.

“I looked into lots of different things from childcare centres in Alice Springs, to nannying in Cape York, then I came across the title ‘Governess’. After exploring what this actually involves I discovered that I can see myself doing exactly that”. Britta completed her Diploma of Early Childhood Education & Care recently and starts her new job soon in western Queensland.


Having experienced the highs and lows of Covid-19 last year, Da bravely decided that 2021 was the year to get back on track. “I was in administration before but have always wanted to work with children in early childhood. I did not think I could do it but after Covid, I wanted to try something new”.

After taking the first step by applying to the Certificate III course she quickly found her rhythm with mentoring from trainer Julene Muir. “The convenience of the Canvas e-learning platform, Julene’s advice and the valuable work placement experience was great”. “Now I feel excited to apply for any early childhood job – the Centre I completed work placement even asked me to apply there!”

Hamisi Lumosa Lismore Certificate III in Individual Support Disability

Things have changed over time, but I stayed my best self and didn’t give up. I really wanted a new career and enrolled in this course to gain the knowledge and experience; but also to be challenged by new ideas. I’m now employed in the sector and really enjoying it. I would say, take a risk, and see what can happen for you. Bravo Hamisi!

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