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  • Melanie Macavinta

    Course: Bachelor of Community Services

    What I like in the course is learning how to embrace vulnerable people in the community by listening to them and giving them a voice to become better members of society.

    Stott’s College is committed to guiding students on the right path of success.

  • Huyen Thi Nguyen

    Course: Bachelor of Community Services

    I have had a lot of unforgettable memories when studying the Bachelor of Community Services course at Stott’s College. Both the lecturers and staff have been so incredibly responsive and helpful to students. The online learning resources and Moodle platform are clear and intuitive. The quality of the teaching has been excellent. Lecturers are professional, experienced, concise, and engaging. Constant student-tutor interaction has also assisted me in consolidating my understanding on previously confusing topics. More importantly, through the two fieldwork placements, I have been able to integrate and apply community services theories into practice. The placements improved my skills and knowledge to make me ready and highly confident to work in the industry. I plan to someday contribute to the general community, and to give back to the Stott’s College community, which helped me pursue my dreams.

  • Hazol Winnie Wangari Ngari

    Course: Diploma of Community Services

    I’m Hazol, currently studying a Diploma of Community Services. As someone looking into working with marginalised communities, studying Community Services at Stott’s College has been an amazing journey so far.

    There is tremendous support from the academic staff, who have vast experience in the field and always go out of their way to ensure that they give honest feedback as well as advice on how to venture into the Community Service Industry.

    Reflecting on my time so far at the College, I am amazed at how quickly I have learned how to think outside of the box. I enjoy the course, and I believe that this was the right decision for me.

  • Tai Le

    Course: Diploma of Community Services

    My name is Tai Le and I am a student currently undertaking the Diploma of Community Services at Stott’s College. I am about to complete my second and final placement. My experience at Stott’s College has been one where I have experienced a supportive environment by all staff and educators. The trainers have delivered their classes with such passion as well as providing practical and knowledgeable learning. I cannot say ‘thank you’ enough to everyone at the College. The trainers are always smiling and more than willing to provide appropriate support with smiles and positivity. Not only did I receive appropriate skills and knowledge in every class, but I truly enjoyed myself and believe the skills and knowledge received from this course will provide me with the opportunity to be an amazing community services worker.

    Once again, I cannot thank the Stott’s team enough for a truly amazing and rewarding educational  experience.

  • Shelby Tran

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Placement: Southern Migrant & Refugee Centre
    Home country: Vietnam

    I’m Shelby, a second year student at Stott’s College – Diploma of Community Services. The course and trainers of the college have provided me lots of practical knowledge which help me to gain good understanding of the field as well as prepare me to be a qualified community service worker. Thanks to the knowledge and skills that I have learnt from my trainers, I got a position after my first placement with SMRC, working as a Health and Wellbeing Administrator. I would like to say thanks to Mr David Fain, the most enthusiastic trainer who has motivated me and made me who I am today!


  • Jiayi Chen (Joey)

    Course: Year 12 VCE
    Home Country: China
    2019 Dux

    This entire school is a treasure of knowledge for me and I have cherished every moment of care, attention, blessing and teaching I have got from here.

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  • Joanne Mazzoleni

    Agency: Communicare Inc. (Perth, Western Australia)

    Today was Ravinder’s last day of her student placement at Communicare. As part of studying a Diploma of Community Services at Stott’s College Perth Campus, Ravinder has completed 160 hours assisting with our Individual and Family Support Service over the last 3 months.

    To thank us for her placement, Ravinder brought in cake to share with us and the rest of the IFSS and Parenting team.

    We wish Ravinder all the best with the remainder of her studies!

  • Kate Ifeoma Agbim

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Home Country: Nigeria

    When I was researching and exploring my options of colleges to study community services, I came across Stott’s College and instantly knew this was the place to be.  With a strong support system for international students, I am able to capitalise on the opportunities available here to achieve my goal.

    I have enjoyed access to a range of services and units created to promote career development, with first and second placements in reputable welfare organisations. The staff are friendly and very helpful.

  • Kirill Leman

    Course: Bachelor of Community Services
    Home Country: Kazakhstan/Russia

    I am currently in my second year in the Bachelor of Community Services, and I am really overwhelmed with the amount of support and knowledge that each lecturer brings. The staff at Stott’s College are always friendly, and every time I see any of them, they always have a bright smile on their face. The course is designed in a way that gives you a better understanding of the skills and knowledge that you need once you graduate and start working in the Community Services sector. Through my studies, I found that Counselling is what I would like to pursue as my career, because helping your clients overcome their personal obstacles and problems is the most satisfying achievement you can ever get.

  • C. O.

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Home Country: Japan

    I was a registered nurse in Japan specialising in Home-based nursing. I have always been interested in community nursing and public health. I decided to study the Diploma of Community Services to bring my nursing career to the next level by gaining knowledge and skills in community services. I found one of the units, Manage and Promote Diversity very interesting. We learn how to assist and engage with people from culturally and linguistic background. I learned about gender inequality and how this is reflected in the Japanese culture.

    Students in class comprise of many nationalities and speak English. Educators conduct classes always simple and easy to understand. Even when there are questions from students outside of class, educators usually find time either during the breaks or after class to respond. Due to classes being in the evening, I have the opportunity to work during the day. Therefore, allowing for a positive well-balanced student life of study and work.

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  • Ching Ching Cheung

    Course: Diploma of Business
    Home Country: China

    I completed my study at Stott’s College many years ago and still benefit at daily work from the knowledge and profession taught at Stott’s.
    As an overseas student, study life can be very tough, but the teachers at Stott’s made it a lot easier. They were professional, friendly and very helpful. Students could approach them for all kinds of questions and the teachers would always try their best to assist. The course is designed in a way that helps students to acquire various and broad skills, from how to conduct a business negotiation to how to make a proper handshake and etc. It was a fabulous year that I spent at Stott’s, had great classmates, learnt so much and without noticing, by the end of my study, I already transformed to be a professional.

    With my diploma, I got my first job in a 100 years’ old British company in Hong Kong where my working life continued to develop successfully.

    So after all these years, I say again ‘thank you very much for having me as a student at Stott’s College.

  • MANARANG, Eloisa

    Course: Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
    Home Country: Philippines

    Today marks the end of our long and arduous climb on the academic ladder as we reap the bounty of our hard work.  We have endured many ordeals, exhausted our abilities and pushed ourselves to the limit.  We strived and we prevailed.

    Each one of us has our own story to tell about how we got here, why we are here and what drove us to stay. I hope you don’t mind that I share with you my personal story…

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  • MONSALE, Natasha

    Course: Bachelor of Business (Accounting)
    Home Country: Philippines

    Doing my Bachelor’s Degree of Accounting in Australia was interesting and full of unforgettable memories, and Stott’s Colleges has greatly contributed to that. Units are designed for students to learn and apply in the industry and exams are formulated to teach rather than just a test of memory. Furthermore, lecturers are respectable and highly qualified to teach the subjects related to their field.
    What I love most about my international study experience is the balance between fun and work. The courses are developed in such a way that students have time to learn and enjoy their personal lives, so students can work part time and explore Melbourne while being a full-time student.

    Lecturers are knowledgeable with the units they teach, and various techniques are used to ensure students learn and apply the concepts. Theory units are explained well and are relevant for my future career as an accountant. The Administration and staff are also friendly and helpful. They are accommodating and open minded. They take student’s criticism positively and are willing to change policies to benefit the students. Moreover, they take the student’s issues seriously whether its personal or related to studies.

    Stott’s Colleges brings a university vibe with affordability, with the main campus in the city being extremely convenient to reach. International students who value education and a balanced student life should definitely study here.

  • JOSHI, Ila

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Home Country: India

    I have just completed my first year in the Diploma of Community Services, where I found my trainers to be knowledgeable and supportive, especially in assisting me with my assessments. Coming from a creative background, I was also very happy to be involved in the Art Therapy  and other lifestyle programs while on placement at Aurrum Aged Care. Even better, I have transitioned into a paid role as their Lifestyle Assistant after successfully completing my placement!

  • PHAM, Hannie

    Course: Year 12 VCE
    2017 Dux

    My name is Hannie. I’m from Vietnam. First of all, I really appreciate Stott’s for giving me a great chance to come to this beautiful country, Australia, to study. The school is like my second home.
    During two years in Stott’s, I’ve met a lot of kind teachers and friends who helped me a lot in both my life and study. The teachers were always beside us, supported and motivated us in study. When I had trouble in something, they always helped me to find the best solution to overcome it. The students in this school are absolutely friendly, we had wonderful time together here.
    Being an oversea student, I find it hard to live and study abroad, and Stott’s was the right choice to begin overseas study. After studying here, I feel much more confident to be ready for the new life in university.
    Thank you so much for teaching me a lot during two years. You are not only our best teacher but also our great father. Wish you all the best.

  • NGUYEN, Celine

    Course: Year 12 VCE
    School Captain

    My name is Celine. I studied in Stott’s College for 2 years. It was a fantastic journey in my life, being my second home in Australia. Thank you to the teachers who were always beside me and encouraged me to study. They helped me a lot choosing the course that I want to do in the future. Thank you, Stott’s for giving me a chance to build great friendships with my Chinese, Indian and Vietnamese friends. Stotts was more than a family to me, they will always be in my heart as part of my life. I also want to thank all the staff who worked so hard for us to have chance to study in a fantastic building. I wish Stott’s all success in the future. Thank you!

  • Jesu Jacob

    Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

    We believe graduates of the Diploma of Community Services and the Bachelor of Community Services at Stott’s College will be employable in the community services industry. These courses can also provide pathways to graduates and postgraduate courses in human services.

  • HOANG, Avelyn

    Age: 22
    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Placement: Australian Quadriplegic Association
    Home country: Vietnam

    My name is Avelyn. I’m currently studying my second year of the Diploma of Community Services at Stott’s College. Through this course, the educators have provided me with support, mentorship, and guidance about my future career path. I also completed my first placement at the Australian Quadriplegic Association last term, where it provided with confidence, knowledge of working with vulnerable people, and developing professionalism in a workplace. From this placement, I was offered a paid support worker role even before I finished my course!

  • HAMILTON, Kenneth

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Home country: England

    I am in my 1st year of the Diploma of Community Services at Stott’s College. The educators are very experienced social workers and/or community welfare workers who bring their current experience and passion to the classroom. The management, support staff and administration staff are helpful and friendly, making my learning a positive experience.

  • SAKABE, Yoshiko

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Home country: Japan

    Hi my name is Yoshiko, I am a second-year student at Stott’s College in the Diploma of Community Services. I found the course to be comprehensive and interesting, very relevant to my career goals and unlike anything I have studied before in Japan. I also found the educators to be valuable and brilliant, both in terms of their knowledge and skill base, and their support and motivation throughout the course.

  • TRINH, Huyen Tran

    Age: 27
    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Placement: Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association Inc.
    Home country: Vietnam

    I’m Tran, a student at Stott’s College – Diploma of Community Services. At the end of my first placement with the Australian Vietnamese Women’s Association Inc., I was so happy that my placement supervisor offered me a chance to work for their Home Care Packages Program as a Community Engagement Officer! I really appreciated that the placement gave me the opportunity to practice the skills and knowledge I learned inside the classroom.

  • Quan Lam Truong (Victor)

    Age: 19
    Course: VCE Year 12 – Dux of School
    Home country: Vietnam

    “Throughout my two years at Stott’s College, there were a lot of memorable moments. I love the friendly atmosphere and how the teachers and students are really close. The teachers are kind, patient and motivational. I appreciate Stott’s College for giving me the knowledge and confidence to enter another stage in my life. I achieved ATAR score 95! I have always felt that I am so lucky to be a student at Stott’s and I will never forget my time here.”

  • Fiona

    Course: VCE Year 12
    Home country: China

    It’s true that my school is not as large as some other private schools in Victoria. However, you do get more attention at Stott’s. In my school, you can ask questions straight instead of sending emails. I used to have lots of questions to be solved, all the teachers at Stott’s were willing to help me. Meanwhile, our administrators are also helpful and friendly. Any issues you have may be solved by them. To help us, Stott’s offers free English classes for those students who find difficulties in reading questions.

    Finally, good accommodation backs up students’ study. Our school arranges homestay for us. Here I must say: “Thank you” to the school because they found me such a good place.

    In general, I hope each student who studies at Stott’s or considers going to Stott’s will have great achievements in the end. Sometimes your results may bring you a scholarship which will lighten the financial burden on your parents.