Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Course Code
Health & Community CoE
Study Area(s)
Health and Nursing, Community Services, Children's Services, Home and Community Care, Aged Care, Disability
Course Length
Part-time night(1 year)

Start Date(s):
17 July 2018
9 October 2018
End Date(s):
July 2019
October 2019
Days and Time: Tuesday Evenings 5:30pm - 9pm and Saturdays (approx.) twice per month - 10am - 4pm

Course Overview

This new and innovative qualification recognises and incorporates a number of Community Services areas including: Community Development, Disability, Children Services, Aged Care, and Individual Support. This qualification will provide participants with the skills and knowledge to undertake middle management and leadership roles within an array of industries and community areas. The managers and leaders 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.

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Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBFIM601Manage Finances80
BSBINN601Lead And Manage Organisational Change60
BSBMGT608Manage Innovation And Continuous Improvement70
BSBRSK501Manage Risk60
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity80
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance80
CHCMGT001Develop, implement and review quality framework110
CHCMGT003Lead the work team100


Module CodeModule TitleNominal Hours
BSBMGT616Develop And Implement Strategic Plans80
BSBMGT617Develop And Implement A Business Plan60
CHCADV005Provide systems advocacy services90
CHCCCS007Develop and implement service programs100
CHCCDE013Establish and develop community organisations or social enterprises90

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed to show that you have achieved the skills and knowledge required by the course. Assessment may include written, oral or practical assessment methods. You will know in advance about the type of assessment and how it will operate. There is the opportunity for reassessment and appeal and you will be given this information.

Additional comments

We are now taking applications for Semester 2, 2017 intake. Please register your enquiry by applying online. Please call our Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) if you have any questions.

What will I study?

This qualification consists of 13 units. (Please refer to Course Modules).

For course information, please call 13 TAFE (13 8233) or fill our enquiry form.


For Business and Industry

We offer our business and industry clients customised workforce training, flexible delivery (when and where it suits you) and onsite assessments.

Call us on 1300 615 141 or contact us online for an obligation free consultation.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. Are you eligible for Government Subsidised fees? Find out now!

You may be eligible for concession. Find out now!

The fees listed below relate to 2018 courses and are indicative pricing only as total costs vary depending on the units you elect to study.

Concessions for Diploma and Advanced Diploma course categories are only available to Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islanders.

Payment plans are available. Click here to find out more.
Course availability is subject to enrolment numbers.

Your total course fee will typically include your tuition fee (table 1), any applicable consumables and/or material fees (table 2) and non-tuition fees such as student support fees (table 3).

Table 1

Enrolment type
Government Subsidised
Average annual course fee#
Average annual course fee#
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Full Fee
Average annual course fee#

Table 2

Average material
fees per annum *


Average consumable
fees per annum*

# The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment.
* Materials/Consumables fees may vary for each individual based on the units they are studying.
Average tuition fees are based on the typical number of student contact hours undertaken by a student to complete this course. Average fees displayed are purely indicative and may not be your actual fee. Fees vary based on the number/hours of electives chosen by the student.

Click here to view maximum tuition fees. We strongly urge you to contact us for a more exact calculation of your fees. Additional fees may apply such as the Student Support Fee. 

2018 Student Services Fee (Table 3)

 Type of cohort:
Eligible full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Non eligible/FFS  full fee paying student (more than 125 SC hours) Special cohort classes:
  • Concession card holders
  • Apprentices
  • Trainees
  • Work based students (100% off campus delivery)
  • Full online delivery (100% off campus delivery)
Any students studying less than 125 hours in the full year
Domestic student services fees for 2018: $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $0.40 per student contact hour. $60 min total to $200 max total $60 fixed fee None


The following fee categories are exempt from the SSF -
ASH: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Concession
ASZ: Asylum Seeker Or Victim Of Human Trafficking Non-concession
X: Community-based Orders/Judy Lazarus Transition Centre
OZ: International Student
M: Prisoner
YTC: Young People Transitioning From Care – Concession
YTN: Young People Transitioning From Care - No Concession
Short courses

student contact hours

Total hours^ Indicative hours* Government Subsidised $/SCH Indigenous Concession $/SCH Full fee $/SCH
1155 1097 $4.10 $0.82 $9.85

^This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the total duration of the course. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.

*This is based on the maximum number of student contact hours for the calendar year of 2018. Hours may vary depending on electives chosen by the student.If you have to undertake training as part of Skills Recognition, your tuition fees are charged according to the applicable rate per Student Contact Hour depending on your eligibility for government subsidised, concession or full fees.

For more information about our fees structure, click here.

What costs and other fees should I expect?

Contact the Contact Centre on 13 TAFE (13 8233) or for a fee schedule. There may be extra costs for reference books, protective clothing or specialised materials.

Can I apply?

In order to gain admission into this qualification, participants will need to have a community services related qualification or equivalent industry experience spanning over a 5 year period.

Where and how can I study?

The course is held at our Moonee Ponds Campus.

Next intake will commence: 17 July 2017.

The course is a mixed delivery model with theory and practical based studies. There are components of flexible and online units. Classes are designed to be interactive and challenging. Teaching staff bring real life experience to the course to assist students in understanding the community sector. All teaching staff have current industry experience and are experts in their respective fields.

What employment opportunities will I have?

This course may lead to the following job opportunities or job titles:

  • Team Leader

  • Disability Team Leader

  • Job coordinator

  • Lifestyle Support Officer

  • Local area coordinator

  • Community education management

  • Community services management

  • Coordinating, managing, program area management

  • Project management

What skills will I have when I complete this course?

Throughout this course, you will gain skills and knowledge in the following areas:

  • Management and Leadership

  • Program development

  • Coordination

What qualifications will I receive?

The qualification you will gain is an Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management (CHC62015).

What opportunities for further studies will I have?

There are potential pathways into a Bachelor Applied Management with Kangan Institute.

How do I apply?

You will need to apply for the course online and you will be contacted shortly afterwards regarding information and the next step. Please provide a current email address as correspondence is initially via email.

How will I be selected for this course?

In order to be selected to undertake this course, participants will need to:

  • Apply online

  • Attend an information session

  • Successfully undertake an Language, Literacy and Numeracy (LLN) Assessment