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These are just some of the achievments of Stott’s College throughout it’s long running history established in 1883.

 

2019

Diploma of Practical Accounting (Higher Education) was established for both
Melbourne and Perth campuses.

2018

Diploma of Nursing received accreditation by the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).

Perth campus run Bachelor of Business and Advanced Diploma of Business.

Diploma of Community Services course expands to the Sydney and Perth campuses.

2017

Stott’s College expands from the Carlton campus to 168 Exhibition St in the Melbourne CBD.

Acknowledge Education present Melbourne campus

Acknowledge Education present Melbourne campus

Stott’s College expands further to a Perth campus.

Acknowledge Education Perth Campus.

Acknowledge Education Perth Campus. 

Diploma of Community Services received accreditation and was initially offered in the November intake in Melbourne.

2015

Stott’s College expands to a campus in Sydney.

2010

Certificate III in Individual Support (Ageing, Home and Community) was offered.

2009

The Bachelor of Business (Community Services Management) commenced. In 2018, this course merged into Bachelor of Community Services.

2007

The Diploma of Community Services commences. Originally named Diploma of Community Welfare Work but changed in 2015 due changes in VET. It was accredited by Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA). The course was put on hiatus between 2013-2016.

2006

The Bachelor of Business (Double Major Accounting) was accredited by NIA
(National Institute of Accountants). All students that graduated from a Bachelor of Business could gain professional accreditation in Australia with NIA, an assessing authority for Australia’s General Skilled Migrant Program.

2005

Stott’s College gained Higher Education Degree accreditation.

2003

VCAL (Victorian Certificate of Applied Learning) program commenced in the Stott’s Secondary Program.

2002

The Australian Surf Industry Training school was accredited by AQTF (Australian Quality Training Framework). This course allowed to develop markets in Europe, South America and in the domestic market.

2001

The Box Hill campus is opened, focusing on High School Preparation (HSP). The program prepares students for independent schools in the eastern suburbs region of Melbourne.

Stott’s year 11 & 12 VCE program commenced in the city. The program was initiated due to the growth of the Chinese market, and the need for an in house pathway course following English. This allowed Stott’s to develop a strong Chinese market as an offshore ‘letter of offer’ was required from the principal education provider to allow students to come to Australia for English language.

1998

Acknowledge Education acquired Stott’s Business College, then named it Stott’s College. It is owned and operated by a common board. Stott’s College is widely regarded as one Australia’s oldest running Colleges with more than 120 years history in providing various professional training.

Suzanne Jackson is appointed the head of Stott’s College and CEO of Acknowledge Education.

Acknowledge Education's CEO, Suzanne Jackson.

Acknowledge Education’s CEO, Suzanne Jackson.

Stott’s College establishes a campus in Elizabeth St, Melbourne.

Stott's College, Elizabeth St Melbourne Campus (1998-2009).

Stott’s College, Elizabeth St Melbourne Campus (1998-2009).

1981

Stott’s College named as Stott’s Secretarial College.

1979

Stott's Business College, Perth campus in 1979.

Stott’s Business College, Perth campus in 1979.

1963

Mr D. Sharp, principal of Stott's Business College.

Mr D. Sharp, principal of Stott’s Business College.

Mr D. Sharp is appointed principal of Stott’s Business College.

1930-1949

Stott's Business College in Melbourne.

Stott’s Business College in Melbourne.

Stott’s Business College building estimated to be from 1930’s or 1940’s in Melbourne.

1927

Newspaper Advertisement of Stott's Business College in Perth.

Newspaper Advertisement of Stott’s Business College in Perth.

Stott’s Business College Perth.

1914

Community notice announcing the relocation of Stott's Business College to Russel St, Melbourne.

Community notice announcing the relocation of Stott’s Business College to Russel St, Melbourne.

Due to the growth in the student population of Stott’s Business and Correspondence Colleges (with enrolments exceeding 1000 students), it moved from Collins St to a much larger building in Russell St. Stott’s was the only institute of it’s kind to occupy an entire city building. There was 4 departments at the time including the Commercial, Shorthand, Typewriting and Accountancy. Day and evening classes were offered as well as courses tailor towards high school student.

1911

Stott’s College football team photo.

Stott's College Football team photo in 1911.

Stott’s College Football team photo in 1911.

1910

Stott’s College has campuses across major cities in Australia and New Zealand including Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, Auckland, and Dunedin.

Stott's Business College campuses across Australia and New Zealand.

Stott’s Business College campuses across Australia and New Zealand.

1909

Chief Instructor of the Commerce Department, Mr C.H. Holmes, assumed the position of Headmaster.

Stott's Business College Football Team visits Adelaide in 1909.

Stott’s Business College Football Team visited Adelaide in 1909.

Stott’s Business College Football team visited Adelaide.

1889

John Henry Starling who later became Secretary to the Australian Governor General won a scholarship to the Stott’s & Hoare Business College.

1883

Stott’s College was founded by its principal Sydney Stott, making it the first institute in Australia to provide specialised business training. Sydney Stott had a business in partnership with William Hoare selling typewriters. This was the first introduction of typewriters in Australia and hence part of Stott’s motivation was to skill the Australian workforce in the use of typewriters.

Sydney Stott, founded of Stott's College.

Sydney Stott, founder of Stott’s College.