52 weeks including 12 weeks break. 20 scheduled face-to-face contact hours each week to meet student visa requirements + self-study component.


AUD 6,500 + AUD 450 Resource fee

This qualification is for middle managers or managers in the community sector. They work autonomously, reporting to higher management, and perform diverse functions aligned with organisational goals. Responsibilities include planning, overseeing service delivery, managing personnel, risk management, and contributing to continuous improvement. They may manage programs, projects, or community-based organisations.

Entry Requirements

Academic level:

  • Completion of Australian Year 12 or other equivalent Australian qualification/s for entry to Advanced Diploma level

English proficiency

  • Evidence of an IELTS test Score of 5.5 or other equivalent
  • Complete the LLN assessment
  • Moderate level of computer literacy

Minimum Age
• 18 years of age and above.


Course Commencement
Monday, 11 March 2024
Monday, 22 April 2024
Monday, 13 May 2024
Monday, 3 June 2024
Monday, 8 July 2024
Monday, 29 July 2024 
Monday, 26 August 2024
Monday, 14 October 2024
Monday, 4 November 2024
Monday, 25 November 2024
Monday, 6 January 2025
Monday, 27 January 2025

Study Mode

All lectures are delivered face-to-face classroom-based learning using a variety of delivery methods and approved learning resources including:

  • Student learner guide
  • Student assessment pack
  • E-learning resources to enhance knowledge and skills

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) & Credit Transfer (CT)

A recognition of prior learning is available to students who possess prior knowledge, skills, and experience and/or have a Credit Transfer with Units of Competency from formal training or study in a relevant field. Your study course may be shortened as a result of recognition.

Career Prospects

  1. Community Services Manager
  2. Program Manager
  3. Social Services Manager
  4. Team Leader or Supervisor in a Community Organisation
  5. Service Delivery Manager
  6. Project Manager in the Community Sector
  7. Coordinator of Community Programs or Services
  8. Operations Manager in a Community-based Organisation
  9. Case Management Team Leader
  10. Policy and Advocacy Manager

Future Studies

Students who successfully complete CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community may proceed to Bachelor Community Services or enrol in another relevant course in the same pathway


A variety of assessment methods are used to assess each unit of competency, including written responses, case studies, role plays, observations, practical demonstrations, and simulated workplaces.

Units of Competency

No.Unit CodeUnit Name 
1CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity              CORE
2CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
3CHCMGT001Develop, implement and review quality framework
4CHCMGT003Lead the work team
5BSBFIM601Manage finances
6BSBINN601Lead and manage organisational change
7BSBSTR601Manage innovation and continuous improvement
8BSBRSK501Manage risk
9BSBMGT605Provide leadership across the organisation    ELECTIVE
10BSBMGT605Provide leadership across the organisation
11BSBHRM602Manage human resources strategic planning
12BSBCMM511Communicate with influence
13BSBOPS601Develop and implement business plans

Course Details

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