Be better equipped to help those in need.

Want to be better equipped to actively serve your community? Or maybe you need a qualification for all the community work you’ve been doing?

AC’s Diploma of Community Services is a unique program designed to equip people to think and act differently regarding community transformation. This course draws upon the latest best practice in community engagement and is specifically designed for experienced community workers and those who have experience in church-based community services work.

We offer two options : The Diploma of Community Services, a fully accredited VET Award endorsed by the ACC Community Engagement Director, Pastor Paul Bartlett. And the RPL option is for people who have 5 or more years’ experience in community services.

Course Offerings

VET Courses:
Diploma of Community Services
Diploma of Community Services - RPL

Higher Education Courses:
Undergraduate Certificate in Community Services
Bachelor of Applied Social Science
Graduate Diploma of Applied Social Science
Master of Counselling

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What sets AC Community Services students apart?

We recognise your prior learning! Our CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services RPL is for individuals who already have community services experience (approximately 5+ years). Students will have the opportunity to obtain an accredited Diploma of Community Services by participating in a 5-day intensive. This RPL mode draws upon your many years of community engagement, acknowledging the experience you already have, and then provides quality ‘gap’ training to enhance your skill set.

Study Modes

On Campus




On Campus + Online

Career Opportunities
There is no shortage of opportunities to serve your local community. This could include: women’s shelters, refugee support services, community foodbanks, prison release programs, youth centres and programs, before and after school care programs, homeless shelters, family support services and other local community initiatives.





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Educational Experience*



Online + Campus Modes

Paul Bartlett

Senior Pastor, Lighthouse Churches, ACC NSW State President and Community Engagement National Leader

“Your church can have a huge influence in your community, across your town or city, and throughout your nation”

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*16% higher than the national average. UG Federal Government’s Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching 2018.
^Postgraduate Business and Leadership, 2018 QILT Survey.