Stanley College

  • Introduction

    Founded in 2008, Stanley College is an independent Institute of Higher and Vocational Education with more than 15 years of experience. We have earned a renowned reputation for teaching excellence and student success, becoming one of Western Australia's leading tertiary education institutions. We believe education should maximise employment outcomes. We don’t just deliver course content and offer qualifications; we go to extraordinary lengths to prepare students for successful participation in the economy.

    Over 93.3% of our graduates rated teaching practices positively, which is higher than the national average of 79.8% (QILT, Student Experience Survey 2021 and 2022), and we take pride in our reputation as a trusted institution, known for our commitment to excellence and the success of our students.

    We are committed to providing a personalised learning experience to every student. We keep our class sizes small so that our experienced teachers can give individual attention to every student. Our integrated approach to education ensures that our students are job-ready, and equipped with the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in their chosen career.

    Our Bachelor's courses are broad-based and comprehensive; designed to offer both breadth and depth in core areas and to provide graduates with a wide range of knowledge, critical reasoning skills, and a high level of employability. Highlights of the degrees are the work-related internships that students undertake as well as the seamless pathway from Vocational Education and Training (VET) diplomas into the degree.

    All higher education courses are accredited by TEQSA and meet the requirements for the relevant level of study on the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
  • Our Locations

    We are a multi-campus institution with a presence in two regional cities: Perth and Adelaide, central to public transport, shopping, and business districts.

    Western Australia

    Our West Perth Campus, serving as the vibrant headquarters of our college, is situated just a mere five minutes drive west of the bustling city centre. As our largest campus, it boasts an impressive collection of over 20 state-of-the-art, high-tech classrooms. This dynamic learning environment serves as the perfect setting for our esteemed bachelor’s degree courses.

    Our vibrant Perth City Campus, located in the heart of Northbridge, Perth's entertainment capital, is an exciting hub for our VET courses in commercial cookery and hospitality students. With its modern facilities and state-of-the-art commercial kitchen equipment, our Campus provides the perfect environment for students to develop their culinary skills. One of the highlights of our Campus is the Culinary Workshop Facility, where our budding chefs and Café Managers can hone their craft and explore their passion for cooking and providing quality hospitality.

    Our Mirrabooka Campus in the vibrant Mirrabooka suburb, just 10km from Perth CBD, offers top-notch vocational courses in health and early childhood education. Our purpose-designed facilities provide the best resources for students to excel in disability, aged care, and early childhood education fields. The campus includes a nurturing Creche with stimulating indoor play spaces and an outdoor shaded area.

    South Australia

    The Adelaide City Campus is located in the heart of the city, adjacent to the famous Rundell Mall. Students have easy access to transport, minimal travel time, the best affordable accommodation, shopping, eating, and an amazing lifestyle just outside the college. We deliver all Bachelor courses in this campus and also Diploma qualifications in Business, IT and Community Services.
  • Our Courses

    Bachelor of Information and Communications Technology
    This course is perfect for those seeking to be an information technology professional. You will gain the knowledge and skills necessary to work as part of this field, with a particular focus on computer networks or web development programs that can give you plenty more options when it comes time to explore what type of careers might suit your interests best!

    Delivery Mode: On-campus, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
    Level of Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
    Duration: Full-time 3 years
    Campus Location: Perth and Adelaide

    Bachelor of Community Services
    The Stanley College Bachelor of Community Services offers a comprehensive curriculum with a wide range of knowledge, skills, and specializations in child and family protection and disability.

    Delivery Mode: On-campus, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
    Level of Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
    Duration: Full-time 3 years
    Campus Location: Perth and Adelaide

    Bachelor of Business
    Our Bachelor of Business (BBus) with majors in Accounting, Management, Digital Marketing, and Hospitality and Events Management, ensure theoretical foundations as well as hands-on experience setting students up for success!

    Delivery Mode: On-campus, Work-Integrated Learning (WIL)
    Level of Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
    Duration: Full-time 3 years
    Campus Location: Perth and Adelaide
  • Admission Requirements

    Entry Requirement
    Our courses are available to applicants 18 years or older who hold
    • Successful completion of an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (year 12) or equivalent within the last two years, with a minimum Australian tertiary admission rank (ATAR) of 55, or equivalent; or
    • Successful completion of the International Baccalaureate (IB), including English; or
    • Satisfactory completion of at least six months of consecutive study in a program deemed equivalent to an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) level qualification of at least level 5 as determined by the Country Education Profiles (CEP) of the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment; or
    • Satisfactory completion of at least six months of consecutive study, or equivalent, at any Australian university or other Institute of Higher Education; or
    • Successful completion of a Foundation Studies program offered by a TAFE, an Australian university, or a private provider that is accredited as an AQF Certificate IV qualification or accredited as compliant with the National Standards for Foundation Programs; or
    • Successful completion of a VET award at Certificate IV or higher at an Australian Registered Training Organisation (or equivalent); or
    • Demonstrated work and life experience. Students with work and life experience may be admitted to a course without meeting the formal academic requirements if they have relevant work experience and/or other acceptable qualifications.

    English Language Requirements
    Satisfactory English language proficiency demonstrated by either:
    • An English pass level in an Australian Senior Certificate of Education (Year 12) or equivalent; OR
    • Attainment of a specified level of achievement in a recognised English language test, such as IELTS (or equivalent) at a score of at least 6.0 (with no individual band score less than 5.5); OR
    • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12; Speaking: 18; Reading: 15; Writing: 21; OR
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50); OR
    • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Total score of 52; OR
    • Evidence of satisfactory completion of an accredited tertiary award in English
  • Pathways to Higher Education

    ATAR-based entry (Australian Year 12)
    Successful completion of the Western Australian Certificate of Education (WACE), with a minimum Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 55.

    Diploma Entry Pathway
    If you have a low ATAR score or haven't completed any previous university studies, there is still a chance for you to pursue an undergraduate degree through our VET pathway program. The entry requirements for VET courses are flexible, allowing you to study a VET qualification as a stepping stone towards the degree of your choice.

    Our Pathway Programs at Stanley College focus on areas with abundant job opportunities, assuring that you can secure employment in your desired career.

    Please take a look at the diploma courses we offer at Stanley College below and determine which course aligns with your career goals.

    Diploma of Business
    Diploma of Community Services (Case Management)
    Diploma of Information Technology (Cyber Security)
    Diploma of Social Media Marketing
    Diploma of Digital Marketing
    Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care
    Diploma of Hospitality Management (Food and Beverage Pathway)

    If you want to learn more about our pathway diploma courses or you would like some guidance on which course to choose, get in touch with our friendly Student Recruitment team at (08) 6371 9999 or book a virtual consultation.

    Alternative Entry (Special Tertiary Admissions Test – STAT)
    The alternative entry option is for applicants who are unable to meet the requirements for Admission detailed above and allows candidates from underrepresented groups or those who have experienced educational disadvantage to seek entry into our Bachelor's degree courses.

    Admission by the Alternate Admissions requires applicants to sit for the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and achieve the following scores:
    • A minimum score of 135 for the STAT Multiple Choice component and a minimum score of 140 for the STAT Written English component.
    • Ensure that their STAT results are available to Stanley College at least 3 weeks before the commencement of the academic semester in the desired intake period.
    Further details on the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) and how to book can be found on this website.
  • How to Apply

    If you're ready to start your journey at Stanley College, please complete the application form and email it to
  • General Information

    Important Dates
    View our academic calendar to access all the important dates and events at Stanley College.

    Acceptance of Offer
    Applicants whose application has been successful will be sent a Letter of Offer. Applicants indicate their acceptance of an offer by signing a Student Agreement for Higher Education, which requires the applicant to acknowledge that they have read and understood all pre-enrolment information on higher education provided in the Letter of Offer, and transfer the amount shown as being due in the Letter of Offer.

    Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
    Applicants who wish to apply for credit must do so at the time of application for admission at Stanley College. The applicant must first indicate their wish to apply for credit on the Application for Enrolment Form. The Admissions Officer will forward the Application for Course Credit – Higher Education Form to the applicant. The applicant will be required to provide certified evidence demonstrating successful completion of subjects ('pass' grade or higher) or complete courses of formal study, provided they meet the equivalency conditions stated in the Credit and RPL Policy (refer to Section 4 of this Policy).

    An applicant may apply for and be approved to defer commencement of studies at Stanley College until a subsequent semester (not more than 2 semesters). Please refer to the Deferral, Withdrawal and Course Extension Policy and Procedure.

    FEE-HELP Available
    Stanley College is an approved FEE-HELP provider and offers fee-paying places within its higher education courses. Eligible domestic students may elect to defer all or part of their tuition fees by accessing the Commonwealth Government's Higher Education Loan Program (HELP).

    For detailed information about your obligations and eligibility as a FEE-HELP recipient, please visit our website.
  • Further information

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples
    Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander students are encouraged to apply for entry to any undergraduate-level course through general admissions or, if appropriate, by the Alternate Entry Admission process. Refer to our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples Education Policy for more details.

    Domestic applicants with overseas qualifications
    Australian citizens and permanent residents who have successfully completed overseas qualifications will be assessed by the Overseas Qualifications Unit (OQU) – Migration Services, Western Australian Department of Training and Workforce Development (DTWD).
  • Further Enquiries

    Contact our Student Recruitment Team: You can book a virtual consultation with our friendly Student Recruitment Team.

    CRICOS Provider Code: 03047E