A (very) brief history of the college

Dickson College was among the first year 11 and 12 colleges when the ACT moved to the college system in 1976.

Between 1962 and 1976, Dickson High School was a years 7 to 12 school.

The School Without Walls (SWOW) joined Dickson in the mid-1990s to provide an alternative education program. The Secondary Introductory English Centre (SIEC) joined a little later to provide intensive English language learning.

A program to support children and young people with refugee experiences was established in 2009, and 2013 saw the establishment of the College Connect program that supports students attaining Year 10 certification.  At Dickson College this program is called Dickson High School.

Dickson College today has over 900 students.