Hammond Institute

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Duration :              12-24 Months

Delivery Mode:      Blended, Workplace / Traineeship

Start Date:              Enrol Anytime

Recognition:           Nationally Recognised Training

Quality Assurance : As a registered training organisation (RTO) Hammond Institute operates within the Vocational Education and Training Quality Framework (VETQF) and the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) delivering nationally recognised qualifications and units of competency.

With the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management from Hammond Institute you will develop the specialist skills to place you at the forefront of community sector management and advance your skills required to manage services, departments and projects in a wide range of community organisations and government services including:

  • Housing
  • Children’s Services
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Management
  • Mental Health
  • Disability
  • Aged and Community Care
  • Director
  • Centre Manager
  • Program Area Manager
  • community Development Manager
  • Community Care Manager
  • Community Services Manager
  • Coordinator
  • Volunteer Program Manager
  • Community Education Manager
  • Centre Manager
  • Director
  • Community Services Manager
  • Coordinator

According to Training Package there are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into this course. Students may enrol directly in the Advanced diploma level course without completing lower ranked qualifications.

Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

Please check the Admission Requirements.

Students must satisfy the following age, English and Academic requirements:

  • Age: must be 18 years or over
  • Undertake Pre Training Review
  • Successful completion of  LLN test: Learning (ACSF Level 4), reading (ACSF Level 4), writing (ACSF Level 4), oral communication (ACSF Level 4) and numeracy (ACSF Level 3) is desirable to participate in the course.
  • It is also essential for the student to possess basic computer skills.
  • Relevant vocational qualification at Certificate IV level or above or have 2 years experience and knowledge of community work or service.
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Hammond Institute is committed to providing an excellent education for an affordable fee.

To make it easier to pay for a training course, the Victorian Government and the Australian Government offer a range of financial assistance options to eligible students.

We have competitive fees and interest-free payment plans from $70 per week for students who are not eligible for any government assistance.

Students who are for eligible Skills First funding their tuition fees are fully covered by the Skills First funding and they only require to pay $200 application fees.

Skills First Funding
To be eligible for a government-subsidised training, you must be either:

  • an Australian citizen, permanent resident, New Zealand citizen or asylum seeker, and
  • physically present in the state of Victoria at all times at which you are undertaking the training and assessment. and
  • If you are under 20 years old you can do Skills First training at any level . or
  • If you are 20 years or over, you can usually only do Skills First training at a higher level than any qualification you already have in Australia.

There are some exclusions and exemptions available to the above eligibility criteria. Please contact us to discuss your eligibility for Government Funding.

VET Student Loan
The VET Student Loan (VSL) is a Commonwealth assistance loan that helps eligible students, studying for a diploma qualification or higher, to pay their tuition fees.

Under a VET Student Loan, the Australian Government pays your tuition fee on your behalf directly to Hammond Institute.

To be eligible, you must either:

  • be an Australian citizen, or
  • hold an eligible permanent humanitarian visa and usually reside in Australia, or
  • be a New Zealand citizen on Special Category Visa (SCV subclass 444) who meets the long term residency requirements.*

The only upfront payment for students who qualify for the VSL is $200 application fees.

For more information visit https://hammond.edu.au/vet_student_loans/

Check your eligibility
When you apply for a Skills First course, the Hammond Institute will check and confirm your eligibility. To do this, we will ask you for documents, including proof of your citizenship or residency and details about any study you’ve done.

For a full list of other optional fees that may be applicable, please refer to our Course Fees page.

To check your eligibility or to find out if we offer any exemptions from the eligibility criteria, contact us at 03 8764 8419 or 0435 334 552

Delivery methods:
The range of delivery methods may include, but not limited to the following:

  • lectures / Instructions
  • pre-reading
  • demonstrations and modelling
  • practice opportunities
  • brainstorming activities
  • group discussions
  • guided facilitation of individual or group learning activities, group work or project-based case studies


Delivery Structure:

  • Delivery structure of Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is comprised of classroom training sessions, structured learning such as training support, learning activities, self-paced (to allow the learners to absorb and reflect on their learning), workshops and work placement.
  • The unit of competency will be delivered and assessed as stand-alone unit.


Delivery Locations:

  • Dandenong
  • Werribee
  • Craigieburn
  • Melton
  • Box Hill

Notes: Additional locations may be allocated to meet a group of learner cohort’s needs and based on demand (if practicable for Hammond Institute)

Course pathways after completing Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management:

  • Bachelors of Education
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education and Care

Assessment method for Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management may include:

  • Knowledge Questions
  • Written Assignment & Case studies
  • Workplace Assessment
  • Log Book
  • Projects / Research Reviews

All assessment will be conducted in accordance with the Training Package requirements, Principles of Assessment and Rules of Evidence (https://www.asqa.gov.au/standards/chapter-4/clauses-1.8-1.12)

No practical placement is required.

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is made up of 13 units.

  • 8 core units
  • 5 elective units

Core Units:

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

Elective Units

Electives units may vary depending on the requirements. The elective units will be discussed prior to the enrolment.

CHCPRP006 Lead own professional development
BSBLDR602 Provide leadership across the organisation
CHCMGT006 Coordinate client directed services
BSBINS603 Initiate and lead applied research
CHCMGT002 Manage partnership agreements with service providers


Hammond Institute does not use brokers or deliver this course through third party arrangements.

Job Facts

  • $1,272
    Weekly Pay
  • 13,300 workers
    Employment Size
  • Very Strong
    Future Growth
  • Very High skill
    Skill level rating
  • 71% Full-Time
    Full-Time Share
  • 92.2% female
    Gender Share

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