CHC62015 - Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Take your career to the next exciting level in the community sector.

18 months
Face-to-Face, Workplace Based, Blended

Course Overview

This qualification reflects the role of workers who are middle managers or managers across a range of community sector organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management, directors or boards of management. They undertake a range of functions requiring the application of knowledge and skills to achieve results in line with the organisation’s goals and strategic directions.

At this level, workers will have responsibility for planning and monitoring service delivery, recruitment and performance management of other paid or unpaid workers, whilst also managing risk and contributing to continuous improvement within the scope of their specific role. This may include management of specific programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.



Career Opportunities

  • Program Area Manager
  • Community Education Manager
  • Community Services Manager
  • Volunteer Program Manager
  • Centre Director
  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Development Manager
  • Project Manager

Units of Competency

In order to gain the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management, a student must successfully complete a total of thirteen (13) units of competency, comprising of:

eight (8) core units, and five (5) elective units, of which:

  • at least two (2) units must be selected from the electives listed in the CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management qualification
  • up to three (3) units may be selected from any endorsed training package or accredited course. These units must be relevant to the work outcome.
Manage and promote diversity
Manage legal and ethical compliance
Develop, implement and review quality framework
Lead the work team
Manage finances
Lead and manage organizational change
Manage innovation and continuous improvement
Manage risk


Provide systems advocacy services
Manage partnership agreements with service providers
Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
Work with people with mental health issues
Develop and implement strategic plans

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, Integrity Education Group requires students to be over 18 years of age at the course commencement. Students will need to complete work-placement for this course, and therefore, must be able to obtain a satisfactory National Police check and Working With Children check.

Integrity Education Group also requires all prospective students to undertake a formal pre-training review (PTR) and language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine the suitability and readiness of the student for the program.  During the this process, the Integrity Education Group staff will ensure the following are discussed/determined:

  • Career and educational aspirations
  • Suitability for the intended program and subsequent industry
  • Literacy and numeracy capabilities
  • Digital capability and capacity

Delivery & Assessment

To ensure we cater for all our student needs, students will have the choice of delivery methods, including:

Face to face on campus classes

Virtual (online classes)

A blend of both face to face on campus classes and virtual classes

All assessments can be completed online or in paper base format, and all practical assessments will be completed in the workplace or specially designed simulated environment.

Integrity Education Group will monitor your activities to ensure reasonable progress is being made, and our highly qualified and supportive trainers and assessors will be there to provided any additional support you may need outside of class time.

Credit Transfer

Credit opportunities will be identified and addressed at pre-enrolment.

We acknowledge formal statement of attainment issued by another RTO or TAFE for this qualification. This may reduce the amount of learning required. For full details click here.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) takes into consideration the candidates’ previous training, work and life experience against the competencies in this qualification. This may reduce the amount of learning required. For full details click here

Fees & Funding

The applicable amount of fees depends on individual circumstances at the time of enrolment e.g. whether you’re offered a government subsidised place or a full fee-paying place.

For more information, refer to the course fees.

Government Subsidised
Integrity Education Group is offering Government subsidised places to students under the Skills First program and the Job Trainer Initiative for eligible students. Check your eligibility

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