Be 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?


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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.

90 %

Undergraduate Satisfaction in Entire Education Experience1

100 %

Flexible Online
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94.4 %

Postgraduate Satisfaction in
Teaching Quality2

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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.

Career Ready

We equip you to be career ready in a range of roles. Our graduates have gone on to work in 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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Contact us to enquire about fees, FEE-HELP, scholarships and other courses available.

Study Modes

Flexible Study

We understand study needs to fit around your life, so we offer 3 different study modes -  online, on campus, or a combination of both. *

Weekly classes are available in our Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane campuses, with workshops, intensives and work placements available in locations around Australia.  You can study purely online, or combine online with some face-to-face learning.

Enquire to find more about study modes by course



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Student Stories

As a community pastor I was encouraged to identify what I'm doing well and to be able to share that with others.  I was also able to gain insight into new opportunities and strategies to support and bless my community. 
Diploma of Community Services Graduate

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1. 2022 Student Experience Survey result. Note: 89.9% rounded to nearest 1%.

2. 2022 Student Experience Survey.

3. Diagram is indicative only. Progression through nested awards is dependent on grades attained and determined by the program director.