CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Is it time to utilise and sharpen your leadership skills within the community sector? Then this course is for you.
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 have responsibility for planning and monitoring service delivery, recruitment and performance management of other paid or unpaid workers, managing risk and contributing to continuous improvement within the scope of their specific role. 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.

This qualification includes:

  • The skills and confidence to work independently and report to a board of management
  • The skills and knowledge to achieve results inline with the organisation’s goals and strategic direction

Employment opportunities with this qualification are:

  • Coordinator of Volunteer Work
  • Community Development Manager
  • Community Services Coordinator
  • Community Education Manager

What will you achieve from completing this course?

  • A nationally recognised CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
  • A broad range of skills and knowledge for a career in community services
  • The skills and knowledge to manage risk and contribute to continuous improvement within your role

What you need to know about this course:

  • New students are expected to attend a mandatory college orientation before course commencement. Orientation times and dates will be advised after enrolment.
  • Classes commence at the beginning of week 1 of each school term
  • Students will be accepted into the class throughout the term
  • You will need to plan for approximately 10-12 hours a week at home to complete assessment tasks
  • There is no training during school holidays
  • Private Facebook groups are used to share resources and learning
  • Resources are provided by SGSCC
  • Student lounge available
  • WiFi is available

What resources do you need to study from home?

  • A computer with internet access
  • Email access
  • Facebook account

Course entry requirements:

  • There are no formal educational requirements for entry into this course
  • Recognition for units may be granted based on previous learning, studies, work and/or life experiences
  • You will be working either full time or part time in the community services industry
  • Complete an SGSCC English language, literacy and numeracy assessment to determine that the student has sufficient skills to successfully complete the course
  • Access to computer/internet
  • Facebook account for private class communication and access to learning resources (assistance creating an account can be arranged through SGSCC)
  • Note taking materials
  • Unique Student Identifier (can be arranged through SGSCC)

Do you need to complete any work placement hours?

  • Ideally you are currently employed in a community services role. For this qualification you are not required to complete any minimum number of hours
  • SGSCC also offers a simulated learning environment

Will you need to sit for any exams?

  • No. This is a competency-based course
  • Tell us, then show us you understand and are able to implement the learning you have received
  • You will be required to competently complete assessment tasks for all 13 units of learning

Assessments are made up by a range of:

  • Case studies
  • Demonstration
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Presentation
  • Questions & answers
  • Research report

To be deemed competent:

  • You will receive clear assessment instructions
  • You must complete all assessments to a satisfactory standard as set by your trainer
  • These are assessed by your trainer
  • Opportunities will be provided for trainers to support students and to resubmit their assessments if required

Course Fees and Payment options:

  • $3,650 (maximum Smart and Skilled student fee)
  • $6,000 (fee for those who are ineligible for Smart and Skilled)
  • Pay in full or interest-free monthly payment plan available
  • By Cash, EFTPOS, Visa or MasterCard

Delivery Overview:

  • Duration: 4 term course
  • Days: 1st Saturday of every month 9.30am-4pm
  • Units of Learning: 13
  • Requirements: Students must be working in the industry at a managerial level, or hold a current CHC52015 Diploma of Community Services, to enrol in this course
  • Monthly Intake: Yes

Eligibility for Subsided Training under the Smart & Skilled Training Program:

This training is subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart & Skilled Training Program. To be eligible you must be

  • an Australian Citizen/Perm Resident/NZ citizen/humanitarian visa holder
  • aged 15 years or older, and
  • live or work in New South Wales, and
  • no longer be at school or equivalent

See Smart & Skilled page for further information.

Eligibility for “Skilling for Recovery” - Fee-Free nationally accredited training:

Skilling for Recovery is a NSW Government initiative to deliver JobTrainer funding in NSW. It provides free certificate, diploma and short course training to eligible applicants. If you meet the Smart & Skilled Program eligibility above and one of the following you could complete this course fee free:

  • Unemployed (with or without a benefit); or
  • At risk of unemployment; or
  • 17-24 years old (employed or not)

See Skilling for Recovery page for further information.

Time for you to enrol:

  • The WorkSkills team are available to take your enquiry or enrolment on 02 8543 7412 during business hours
  • At the Jannali Office Reception (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm)

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Assessments are made against units of competency from the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015.
  • Research and apply evidence to practice (CHCPOL003)
  • Manage organisational finances (BSBFIN601)
  • Provide leadership across the organisation (BSBLDR602)
  • Manage and promote diversity (CHCDIV003)
  • Manage legal and ethical compliance (CHCLEG003)
  • Manage innovation and continuous improvement (BSBSTR601)
  • Establish and monitor the marketing mix (BSBMKG542)
  • Lead the work team (CHCMGT003)
  • Lead and manage organisational change (BSBLDR601)
  • Develop, implement and review quality framework (CHCMGT001)
  • Monitor corporate governance activities (FNSACC624)
  • Develop organisational strategies (BSBSTR602)
  • Manage business risk (BSBOPS504)