• Application Deadline
  • 24 months
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Upon completion of the Diploma of Community Services from Stott’s College, you will have gained the theoretical and ethical foundation required to prepare you for a meaningful and stimulating career. 

This may include working in areas such as child and family services, domestic violence, employment support, community development, and migrant services, among others.


Occupational titles for graduates with this qualification may include:

  • Welfare Worker
  • Community Worker
  • Case Worker
  • Youth Worker
  • Family Support Worker
  • Disability Services Worker
  • Migrant Resource Worker
  • Community Based Corrections Officer
  • Lifestyle Coordinator


The course is accredited by the Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Develop and Implement Service Programs
  • Develop Workplace Communication Strategies
  • Analyse Impacts of Sociological Factors on Clients in Community Work and Services
  • Manage and Promote Diversity
  • Manage Legal and Ethical Compliance
  • Facilitate Workplace Debriefing and Support Processes
  • Reflect on and Improve Own Professional Practice
  • Manage Work Health and Safety

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code: 091282J

  • 18 years or older
  • Completion of Year 12 studies or equivalent
  • Passport copy (mandatory, if you are in Australia already)
  • Visa copy (mandatory, if you are in Australia already)
  • All qualification transcripts (mandatory, unless you are applying for an English course)
  • Current eCoE (mandatory, if you are currently on a student visa)
  • English certificate copy (mandatory, unless you are applying for an English course)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    18000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    18000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 18000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs

  • Melbourne, Australia

    1501 - 2660 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Perth, Australia

    1328 - 2370 AUD/month
    Living Costs
  • Sydney, Australia

    1882 - 3550 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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