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Australia: Busy Bees acquires Australian Child Care Career Options

Early childhood education and care (ECEC) provider Busy Bees Early Learning has acquired Brisbane-based registered training organisation (RTO) Australian Child Care Career Options (ACCCO), The Sector has reported.

Founded in 1996, ACCCO provides vocational training services to the ECEC sector offering courses including Certificate III and Diploma in Early Childhood Education and Care, as well as Certificate IV and Diploma in School Age Education and Care

ACCCO also offers education support training for students interested in teacher aide roles in schools, first aid training specific to working in education, professional education and school-based training programmes for high school students wishing to study Certificate-level education qualifications while still at school.

Busy Bees Early Learning’s chief executive Robert Hughes said: “Busy Bees has always had a strong commitment to ensuring that our teams receive the best training and support on offer. We recognise that their journey through the qualification and certification process is a key aspect to ensuring quality and professionalism, with the RTO ecosystem playing a very important role in this area.

“That’s why we have made this groundbreaking investment in one of the ECEC sector’s leading vocational training providers. By supporting more fully ACCCO’s ability to deliver high-quality candidates to the ECEC sector everybody is better off; educators, children, provider and the sector at large.”

Kerri Lawrence, Busy Bees Australia’s chief commercial officer, added: “ACCCO will continue to operate as an independent entity serving its broad suite of customers and students whilst maintaining all roles,” explained. For all ACCCO customers, stakeholders and staff, it is business as usual with no expected change to the high level of service ACCCO delivers.”

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