• Course Code
  • CHC62015
  • Course Type
  • Accredited Course
  • Study mode
  • On Campus
  • Duration
  • 11 months
  • Starting Date
  • July and September 2019
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Course Overview

Are you a leader in the community services industry? Take your career even further with a qualification that will teach you the most effective ways to manage and coordinate small organisations or departments within large organisations. Potential management roles will see you planning and monitoring how a service is delivered, recruiting and managing workers, mitigating risks and contributing to the betterment of your wider community.

As you become more confident and skilled in management, you’ll be able to offer day-to-day support to individuals within your community, implementing specifically designed programs that drastically improve lives. You’ll experience dynamic work days as you provide advocacy, support and interventions to a huge range of people. You’ll supervise other workers and volunteers while directly managing large-scale programs and services.

Study online and complete workplace assignments, assessments, portfolios of evidence, interactive online sessions, forums and community practices. The best part about this qualification is being able to directly apply what you learn to your current workplace.

You will have the opportunity to channel your energy into specific projects or manage broader community-based organisations, social housing services, early childhood services, not-for-profit organisations or community centres. If you’re already working in the sector and would like to take on further leadership duties, this diploma will take you there.

Online through moodle theory and resources. Students must be currently working in the sector with the ability to undertake leadership duties and thus use 3rd party reporting as evidence. Workplace assignments, workplace assessment, portfolios of evidence, interactive sessions using a range of media (Skype, Zoom and Collaborate), forums and communities of practice.

This course is delivered with a combination of online and on campus workshops.


Qualifications and Recognition

Upon successful completion of this course students will be eligible to receive the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management.

Career Opportunities

Employment outcomes can be as a Middle Manager of a specific program or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

Opportunities for Further Study

Any Higher Education courses at this level or above eg Bachelor of Applied Management.

Further Information

Entry Requirements

Entry Requirements

Mandatory entry requirements

  • LLN
  • Interview
  • Must be working in industry

Recommended entry requirements

  • TAFE Gippsland will enhance your “online “ studies with forums, Skype or Zoom sessions that may be one on one with your teacher or with a group of students and your teacher.
  • Must have access to reliable internet and technology.

Limitations to entry

  • Current employment may not allow student to be able to undertake leadership duties.


Not Applicable

Online requirement

Applicants will need to have reliable Internet connectivity and the ability to participate in video conferencing.


Course Cost

VET Student Loans

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students studying higher level vocational education and training (VET) qualifications to pay their tuition fees. Higher level VET qualifications are at those at a Diploma level and above. VET Student loans are capped at a maximum for each approved course of study and the amount of the loan cannot be greater than your remaining FEE-HELP balance. If eligible for a student loan, you can access up to $5075 to help cover the tuition fees for this course. For more information about VET Student Loans and eligibility requirements, please click here.

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Specialist Course Information

Specialist Course Information



Not Applicable

Pathway to Industry Licence

Not Applicable

Material and Equipment supplied by students

Applicants will need to have reliable Internet connectivity and the ability to receive and send video conferencing. Other details of materials required are supplied prior to enrolment after the student's Individual Learning Plan is completed.

Student Services

Support is available for students at every stage of the study journey. Please speak to any of our friendly reception or teaching staff.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Many TAFE Gippsland courses offer Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Click to learn more about RPL and how it can benefit you.

Course Structure

Course Modules

Unit Code

Unit Description


Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Research and apply evidence to practice


Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes


Lead the work team


Develop, implement and review quality framework


Manage legal and ethical compliance


Manage and promote diversity


Develop workplace communication strategies


Develop and implement service programs


Manage risk


Manage innovation and continuous improvement


Lead and manage organisational change


Manage finances


Reflective journaling; projects, group discussions, evidence folios, problem solving, practical demonstrations.

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