Distance Education

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School delivered differently

Thanks to digital technology, school is no longer constrained by four walls. The school of tomorrow is here today. It's called Distance Education.

ACC’s Distance Education School is a legitimate option with qualified teacher support, registered curriculum and university pathways.

Our team of university-qualified and experienced teachers stretch, challenge, and grow our students’ academic abilities using technology solutions from the likes of Google for Education, Apple and Khan Academy.

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It’s school but not as you know it

Distance Education School is a new phenomena in Australia. Students ‘attend’ classes online, away from the Sydney school campus.

This mode of school offers students a truly unique alternative to the regular school campus experience.

This option has proven popular. The Australian Christian College Group is the largest independent distance education provider in Australia.

Distance education students work with their peers throughout New South Wales, sharing their opinions and reflecting on what they have learned in class discussions. They complete assessment tasks appropriate to the subjects, including exams, essays and multimedia projects.

Primary and high school students also have the opportunity to build friendships with students their age and discuss common interests outside of school. The distance education student community is vibrant, active and positive with lots of talk on things like computer games, sports, TV shows, movies, books and much more.

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Learn from anywhere at anytime

With distance education, students can learn at anytime from anywhere. It’s portable, flexible and affordable.

Distance Education learning allows a student to progress at their own pace within a term. No more being forced to move forward in a topic before understanding it nor being held back when other students don’t understand something. Students can learn at their own pace and at a time of day that suits.

Having said that, students cannot fall behind. They’re required to submit work following the due dates in their assessment schedule - just the same as regular school.

Our modular courses allow you to learn when the time is right for you. Believe it or not, the most popular time for our students to learn is on Sunday afternoon. Over one third of our students start learning before 7:00AM and one third of our students start learning after 7:00PM.


We're creating a truly authentic Christian Learning Community

A learning community is comprised of people, including teachers. Great teachers can teach in a tent, yet many schools invest heavily in facilities.

At ACC, we believe in featuring our teachers not our buildings. Our teachers are dedicated, hopeful, loving, fun, professional, humble, approachable and generally all-out fabulous (hey, what happened to humble?).

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Distance Education students are diverse

Distance education students are very diverse because distance education suits a wide variety of learners.

Some primary and high school students thrive as they escape frustrations with distractions, commuting times, unstable friendships and wasted time during school hours. Others have survived bullying and appreciate the respite distance education provides. Students with learning disabilities such as ADHD, auditory processing problems, autism and dyslexia benefit from the self-paced nature of distance education. Some have chosen distance education while pursuing a sporting or performing arts career. Anxiety is sadly on the rise. Anxiety levels drop when learning from home.

Students who live in remote areas often don't have many local schools and boarding school is expensive. Distance education school provides a legitimate option to these isolated families while building family connectedness.

Regardless of your situation, you will appreciate the support provided by a qualified teaching team and the ready-made learning program available through our Distance Education School.

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Hear from some of our distance education families

ACC Distance Education (DE) suits a diversity of students. Watch a small selection of our students and parents tell their stories in these 4 videos.

Naomi ranked in the top 1% in Australia learning through DE

Bella and Jessica thrive despite their dyslexia

Janice knows that DE supports her son’s dreams

Roz appreciates the flexibility provided by distance education

Student attendance at residential days is no longer compulsory

As a registered provider of Distance Education, ACC Marsden Park will continue to provide 15 residential days per year for students to attend face-to-face learning. Non-attendance for justified reasons can be approved by the College and will not have repercussions for students' enrolment nor will require that any make-up days be completed. Effective immediately, the school’s policy requirement on students to accumulate a total of 15 residential days attendance each year or be un-enrolled has been removed.

For students who do attend residentials, school sports uniform, along with a dress code and behavioural expectations that are consistent with school standards, are essential parts of residential days.

Mandatory practical and examination days still apply for some senior subjects.


A great value education for parents who want more for their children

Distance Education students in primary and high school have the opportunity to learn through our distance education courses.

The school fee is payable annually with a small discount or in ten monthly payments.

Most textbooks are included in the school fee. We require students to purchase or loan their own novels and DVD media. There will be some other costs incurred in your technology courses depending on your choice of projects.

2023 Annual Fee Schedule

YearsChild 1Child 2Child 3Child 4+
Years 1-2$1,000$1,000$1,000$0
Years 3-6$1,680$1,680$1,680$0
Years 7-8$2,405$2,190$1,925$0
Years 9-10$2,775$2,525$2,220$0
Years 11-12$5,225$5,225$5,225$0

Please note:

School Fees are payable as per the Fee Payment Form.

At least six term weeks notice in writing is required for withdrawal of students. Insufficient notice may result in additional fees being charged.

School fees are pro rated on a term basis.

There is no splitting of school fees across multiple payers.

Fee Estimator

Please enter the year levels of each child you are planning on enrolling:


This is a fees estimation only.
Excludes uniforms, student technology and electives

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The decision to enrol your child at school is a big one

This is compounded when you're considering something new, such as distance education.

To help with your decision, you might like to attend a virtual open day.