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  • Amie Charlotte Vantomme

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

    The Civil Construction Design Course at Stott’s college, so far, has been extremely eye- opening in regard to the career opportunities that will be available to me on competition of the course. With the modules including a variety of technical, business and project management content, the range of skills and knowledge we are learning can be applied to so many different job roles, projects and opportunities which is really exciting!

    Abbas, our course leader encourages us to not only succeed but to really excel in what we decide to do following the course and has even opened up his personal network to help each of us achieve what we are striving for. During our lectures and sessions, Abbas is always extremely thorough in his explanations and always gives examples of how everything we are learning can be used in real-life scenario’s which is very useful when it comes to us applying the knowledge we have learnt in the real world.

    The level of assistance, support and guidance that is available to us is amazing and I can safely say I am truly excited to apply everything I am learning to the new career path I am creating for myself in the building industry.


  • Hester HU

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design

    Hello I am Hester Hu, I am studying in Acknowledge Education Perth Campus, majoring at Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design. I should be one of the first batch of students who study in this new course the college opened, and I might be the first Chinese student who study this subject at this college, therefore, the vibe is good for me from speaking English wise. Due to the pandemic, the college allows students to pay tuition instalments, to reduce our pressure.

    Currently, our head trainer called Abbas, is very nice and responsible. In addition, he is very handsome. As long as we focus on studying each subject, keeping attendance, I feel it is not difficult to pass. I have classes 2 days each week, plus one day academic support which is voluntary. Submitting your homework on time, you always get a chance to revise it, no matter essay or exam, all the same, the purpose is to get us to master the knowledge, so generally we won’t fail our subjects. Up to now, I have yet learned CAD relevant subjects, the subjects I have learnt are about how to increase team work efficiency, project management, business negotiation or risk management, etc. but all relevant in civil construction industry, and each company or corporation all need these knowledge. After completing each subject and passing the exam, I obtain deeper knowledge in this industry.

    After moving from Sydney to Perth I feel living here has a lot of merits, first, as students working hourly salary rate is normally higher than Sydney, also, rent here is cheaper, public transport I could get concession. In winter, it’s not so cold, the most important bit is the pandemic is well controlled here, so no need to worry too much studying over working, at the moment, we do face to face classes, compared to online classes, I like face to face, because it’s easier to communicate with teachers.

  • Niranjana Sara Binn

    Course: Diploma of Nursing

    My name is Niranjana Sara Binny. I am currently a Nursing student at Stott’s College. I have just started my nursing course in January 2021. Previously, I studied the Diploma of Community Services.  I took Nursing in the Stott’s College itself because the management is quite friendly, and I am comfortable with the management. We can pay the fees on installment which I feel much easier as an international student. When it comes to teaching, teachers are always available for students even if it’s not the working hours. We are able to mail them at any time and they are very helpful with the assessments. Looking into  the infrastructure, they are quite student friendly, which gives homely feels.

  • Rupinder Kaur

    Course: Diploma of Nursing

    Hi I’m Rupinder Kaur and I am a student in Diploma of Nursing at Stott’s College . I found this college really good. The staff and other students are really good and helpful. I am literally enjoying studying over here .


  • Venus (Mother of Anderson Ng)

    Course : VCE Year 11
    Country: Hong Kong

    We are so pleased with the online education our son has received at Stott’s College this year.   Thank you to all the staff for being so supportive and wonderful.   Stott’s College is a great school with is well managed with friendly staff.

  • Anderson Ng

    Course: VCE Year 11
    Country: Hong Kong

    Stott’s College is a school that adapts quickly to social changes.  During the pandemic, Australia border still remains closed and many international students, including me, are not able to enter Australia and go to school.  Fortunately, Stott’s College is one of the few schools that provide ‘online’ learning course.   Teachers here are kind and you don’t have to be afraid to ask for help.   They are willing to explain the materials used in class and give feedback on our works.   They teach us with great care and the students are encouraged to study and excel more.   I feel greatly honoured and happy to study in such a great institute of Australia.

  • Kyrah Hush

    Placement agency name: Police Citizens Youth Club NSW
    Course: Diploma of Community Services

    We thoroughly enjoyed having Agna as a part of our team, she is an asset to your organisation.

    Please click here to see Police Citizens Youth Club NSW website.


  • Paul Papadatos, Director

    Placement agency: Innovation Youth Centre (IYC)
    Courses: Diploma of Community Services and Bachelor of Community Services

    Community Services Course placement students at Stotts College teamed up with Innovation Youth Centre to create the IYC Exploration Tool, a resource to support young people through customised case management and support the service user and youth-driven. Thank you to Stotts College for your hard and great work, the students were exceptional and professional.

    Please click here to view the post on IYC website.

  • Ben Jenkins

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    Campus: Melbourne

    I started my Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design 6 months ago as an opportunity to extend my stay in Australia. I was excited to start a new course that, in addition to helping my residency status, would give me extra skills in a high-demand industry. This course is ideal for me as it gives plenty of options to pursue my career. It will not only give me a qualification, but also, with the useful modules we are completing, it will help with any job in the future.  Now half a year later, I can tell that I still have the same enthusiasm about the course as I did at the beginning.

    Its learning platform and friendly tutors have made this experience a smooth one. They give you a platform which is simple to use, and you can keep track of everything there is to do with your course. As for the teachers, I have had 3 different teachers so far and all 3 have been very welcoming and friendly. They ask the right amount of questions and are willing to help you out in anything you need. I have previously asked questions in an email (out of hours) and I have had all the help I needed. If you feel uncomfortable or need to discuss something in private, they will put you into a private room where you can have a face-to-face discussion.

    Due to the current lockdown restrictions, we are mainly having online classes, so I’ve yet to meet my classmates in person. However, despite this, the college has managed the online classes well and has developed some team activities that help us to connect with each other through the computer.

  • Jorge Salcedo

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    Campus: Melbourne

    When I started studying and Stott’s College, I was unaware of the complexity of the course I was about to face. It is not all about reading your course materials and understanding the theory. It is more about simulating scenarios where this knowledge comes in handy and how to apply it. Having a correct instruction from teachers with experience in the learning area can help you not only understand the theory, but also understand how it really works out on a construction site.

    During my time in this college, I’ve had nothing but support from the school, especially taking into account the world’s situation. I’ve had most of my classes online and yet I’ve always had the chance to communicate with my instructors in and out of classroom. It’s actually become an opportunity to get to know and work with people across Australia.


  • Priyanka Mudaliar

    Course: Diploma of Community Services
    Campus: Melbourne

    For me , I have had the best school life experience at stotts college, I have been supported every step of the way during my courses. The teachers as well as the other staff members have been so supportive and helpful. Also, there are lots of resources available, including books in the library as well as the computer lab. I cannot relate to any bad experience at stotts as they really take good care of their students wellbeing. I would like to thank all the staff at stotts for the great experience as a student and looking forward to doing more courses with you 😊😊😊.

  • Bhavisha Bhavsar

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    Campus: Perth

    Studying Advanced Diploma in Civil and Construction at Acknowledge Education has been truly amazing. The course is well structured and well-paced, with an open and friendly atmosphere making learning enjoyable. Our trainer Abbas Haydous is confident, welcoming, enthusiastic, and engaging. He is one of those experts who knows very well how to link theoretical concepts to practical engineering and construction situations. It not only helps us understand things better but also leads to a development of an innovative approach to every concept learnt. His teaching method and approach are outstanding. He puts lots of extra effort to bring the best out of us during our assessments and provides enough support and guidance whenever required. He does everything he can to instill professional skills pertaining to this course. His creative approach and experience sharing in every learning area have given me a vision of how we should be working on-site professionally. Additionally, he is always preparing and guiding us on how we can successfully crack the interviews and handle complex situations with patience at work in the future. He is one of the best educators and if given an opportunity to even pursue the bachelor’s degree under his guidance, I will grab it. He is highly recommended.

  • Sanjaya Bartaula

    Course: Advanced Diploma of Civil Construction Design
    Campus: Perth

    I have long fancied the idea of getting involved in the mega-construction projects I get to see happening around me. I have always wondered if I would be able to complete these projects if I was assigned the task?. I have studied architecture in the past but because I did not really have the chance to get involved in the construction side of things, I always felt inadequate in some ways. And then I came across this course “Advanced Diploma in Civil Construction Design”.

    The main reason I got into this course was to get a qualification that would help me enter the construction industry in Australia at a level that could help me understand the totality of how things work. I had TAFE in my mind in the beginning but with my research, I found that Stotts College a good possibility as well. And after having done almost five units in the course at Stotts College, I can definitely say I have made the right choice – both with the course and the college.

    Our course coordinator Abbas has a deep understanding of the civil construction industry and is committed to helping all the students enhance their skills to meet industry standards. He has redesigned the course to align it with the industry demands. Since I have some idea about the industry being an architecture graduate, I am quite appreciative of what he has done. The basic design of the course is also good, where each unit equips the students with ready-to-use tools to be effective at work.
    I still have more units to do in the course but so far, I am more than happy with my decision to undertake this course at Stotts College. I am sure that by the end of this course, I will have the confidence to manage any professional projects.

  • 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…

    Click here for the full speech.

  • 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.