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The Western Australian Council of Social Service (WACOSS) are the leading peak organisation for the Social Service Sector in WA, representing three hundred member organisations and affiliates, and over eight hundred organisations involved in the provision of services to the community. WACOSS is part of a national network of national, state and territory COSS’s. They speak with and for the hundreds of thousands of West Australians who use community services each year, bringing their voice and interests to the attention of government, business, decision makers, media and the wider community.


WACOSS supports the ASF initiative to enhance the management and accountability of not-for-profit organisations.

As part of the Bankwest Foundation Community Leader Scholarship Program, WACOSS and ASF have joined forces with the Bankwest Foundation to offer multiple scholarships to not-for-profit staff living and working in Western Australia. The following scholarships are available in 2019:

Diploma of Leadership and Management: Community Sector Management Course

Each year a small group of people working in the community sector are selected to participate in WACOSS’ Diploma of Leadership and Management: Community Sector Management Course. This course offers individualised coaching, practical workplace assignments, mentorship and a highly effective career development program which has been refined over the past 12 years.

We have 5x $5,600 scholarships available to attend the course, beginning in July 2019.

Click HERE to apply for the Diploma of Leadership and Management, funded the Bankwest Foundation and WACOSS, and facilitated by ASF. Applications have now closed.