Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

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The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations including education and care services. This program is for individuals who already hold a diploma in the community services sector or are in a management or supervisory position at a community services organisation.

The program is a pathway designed to broaden the skills of the graduate across other sections of the community services industry. This may include management of a specific programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course units
13 units (8 core and 5 elective units)

18 months

Delivery modes
Workplace, distance

Payment Methods
Payment Plans, Direct Debt, Credit Card, Catalyst Plus Interest-Free Student Loans

Course Units

Core Units

BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
BSBRSK501 Manage risk
CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
BSBFIM601 Manage finances

Elective Units

CHCPOL002 Develop and implement policy
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRP004 Promote and represent the service
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes

Entry requirements

  • To commence this program, your Language Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) skills must meet required standards for ACSF LEVEL 4
  •  You will meet entry requirements for this course if you:
    • are in a management role in the community sector or have previously undertaken one of these roles, or;
    • hold a qualification at Diploma level or above relevant to work in the community sector or have sufficient experience and knowledge of community work or service, or;
    • are in a second in charge role (or equivalent), however, you will need to have employer support to be able to complete a range of tasks within the workplace.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

Offered in the workplace our by distance you can  study to suit your life commitments. With either delivery mode you can choose to study via our interactive online portal or paper-based. Whichever gives you the best opportunity to succeed.

Assessment methods include: Readings, research and reflection tasks, knowledge questions, projects, workplace/placement assessments and observations.


Your dedicated trainer and assessor

You will be provided with a qualified trainer and workplace/placement coach who will support you throughout your entire learning journey. Your trainer will provide you with individualised feedback on all your assessments and support you every step of the way.

Fees and funding

For information on fees, government funding and payment options please click here.

Job outcomes

  • Program area manager
  • Centre director
  • Coordinator (large organisation)
  • Community care manager
  • Community development manager
  • Community education manager
  • Project manager

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