Educational services

Education services during COVID-19 pandemic

During the global Coronavirus pandemic, VACCHO's Education Services team are working hard to continue delivering quality education, just in a different way. 

As with the rest of the country, our Educators are restricted in the services that we would normally deliver and how we deliver them. Students currently enrolled in accredited qualification courses continue to receive ongoing teaching, via one-on-one remote delivery. Our Educators are in touch with students via phone and email and are able to assist with any teaching support to help our students succeed in their studies.

New course commencements

If you are interested in learning with us, we encourage you to contact us, so we can keep in touch about when new courses will commence.


If you are currently enrolled or interested in studying at VACCHO, please feel free to contact us at any time for further information.




Our Education and Training Unit, is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) and is registered with the Australian Skills and Qualifications Authority (ASQA) and complies with the National VET Regulator Act and National VET Qualify Framework. 

VACCHO assumed a training role in 2000 in response to an analysis of Aboriginal Health Worker training needs conducted in 1999 (Adams/Spratling). The member organisations of VACCHO (all Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services in Victoria) decided that VACCHO would deliver Aboriginal Health Worker training to its sector.

VACCHO then became a Registered Training Organisation to deliver accredited vocational education and training courses. Training delivery mainly consists of Aboriginal Health Worker qualifications. However we have recently broadened our Scope of Registration to include other qualifications. Over 95% of our students identify as being of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander descent.

VACCHO Education and Training Unit Values

  • Aboriginal Culture, Knowledge and Spirituality
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Community Control
  • Self determination and Purpose
  • Holistic Health
  • Visionary leadership and Enabling Leadership
  • Flexible and Adaptive Learning Approaches
  • Excellence
  • Lifelong Learning
  • Supportive Networks
  • Purpose
  • Shared Knowledge