Advance your career by moving into more senior management roles the in the community services sector.
The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is aimed at providing the skills and knowledge needed for management positions in a variety of community sector organisations, community centres and early childhood education services. Employees at this level plan and monitor service delivery, recruit employees, undertake performance appraisals, manage risk and continuous improvement processes. This qualification is designed to assist leaders to build a high-performance client service ethos, increase staff capacity to make decisions, ensure decisions and projects are implemented, strengthen collaboration across the sector, and enable diverse work roles to have input into policy and practice developments.
Community Centre Manager
Community Care Manager
Community Development Manager
Community Services Coordinator
Volunteer Program Manager
Community Services work is focused on advocating for the rights of individuals and communities and working to ensure the social and economic inclusion of all people. Community Services workers provide support, advocacy, interventions and referral for those in need of assistance. They link people with appropriate services, groups, communities and each other and are often distinguished by the client area within which they work. These may include mental health, disability and aged care services, child and family services and youth work.
Key tasks include:
This work is often undertaken through employment in government services and broader community service agencies.
13 units of study – eight core and five elective units of competency. No pre-requisites.
The Australian Qualifications Framework determines that the duration of this qualification is 1.5 – 2 years, however with both face-to-face training, and flexible online learning, learners can typically complete within the first 6-12 months. How quickly an individual is able to complete the course will depend on how fast they work through the content, their commitment to learning and their level of competence.
Applicants with Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) may graduate in less than six months in cases where the provision of RPL evidence meets assessment requirements.
This qualification is best suited to those already employed in the sector and may be partially completed via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), acknowledging that individuals may already have skills, knowledge and experience acquired through formal or informal means throughout their lifetime and working life.
The RPL process identifies gaps in knowledge and appropriate work-based and action learning projects necessary to achieve the qualification. Students need to be working in a role that allows them to complete work-based projects as required.
Students not currently employed may need to access a workplace to undertake vocational placement to complete any necessary work-based projects.
Contact our Student Services team to discuss your circumstances. Our Trainer/Assessor will work through the RPL process with you and offer guidance regarding work placement needs.
On successful completion of this course you will receive the nationally recognised qualification:
CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
The qualification is awarded by Skills Generation RTO 41008, with training and assessment delivered by Skills Generation or an approved Third Party training provider on behalf of Skills Generation.
Learners undertaking this qualification must demonstrate academic suitability by providing evidence of:
If required, Skills Generation assesses a prospective students academic competence using the Australian Government approved assessment tool ‘Basic Key Skills Builder’ (BKSB). Our Student Services Team can assist with access to BKSB.
The Commonwealth Government requires all learners undertaking nationally recognised, accredited training courses to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). Learners are unable to enrol without their USI.
RPL recognises that you may already have skills, knowledge and experience acquired through formal or informal means throughout your lifetime and working life. There is an RPL Kit developed for this qualification and your assessor will first work with you to determine the level of RPL for which you are likely to be eligible. The RPL process requires that you systematically collect evidence of your ability to meet the course requirements, and work with the trainer/assessor to present this evidence. Evidence may be in the form of work samples, professional conversations and/or practical demonstrations. These are supported by testimonials from your workplace supervisor or a Board Member.
If you wish to undertake an RPL process, please discuss with our Student Services enrolments team [email protected].
This course currently attracts government funding for eligible students. Students who access funded training pay a co-contribution fee that represents a small fraction of the total course fee!
Eligibility criteria for funding can be found on our Funding and Fees page or contact us to discuss your circumstances and determine your eligibility.
Students who are not eligible for subsidised training pay the full course fee.
Payment Plans are available through the PaySmart payment platform making it easy for students to make weekly, fortnightly or monthly payment instalments.
When you complete this course, you may want to enhance your skills and knowledge and your job promotion prospects by going on to study:
CHC82015 Graduate Certificate in Client Assessment and Case Management
Skills Generation proudly partners with select Australian Universities to provide pathway options for university study. University pathways include guaranteed entry and credit for Skills Generation graduates of Certificate IV and Diploma qualifications.
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