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.

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.
Government Funded Fee* Government Funded Concession Fee** Application Fee** Fee for Service
$0 $0 $200 $10,000

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

*To be eligible for Victorian government subsidised training fees, the candidate must meet the Skills First eligibility criteria.

**If you are studying in a Diploma or above qualification you are not eligible to have a concession applied to your tuition fees.

** Under the Indigenous Completions Initiative, Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander students pay only the concession tuition fee for government subsidised training at all qualification levels (including at Diploma and above).

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

CHCCCS007 Develop and implement service programs
CHCCOM003 Develop workplace communication strategies
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements

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

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

Source: Department of Employment. For full details on Centre Managers visit Job Outlook