Education & Community Services Courses

CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management


Up to 52 weeks

On Campus | Blended

Domestic Students
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Are you an existing health or community services professional or perhaps looking to build on your existing Diploma studies?

The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015 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 program or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

Pathways into community sector management as a career include vocational training and tertiary qualifications. Students who complete this diploma may be eligible for entry into higher education courses in areas such as Social Work, Human Services and Applied Public Health.

Direct entry into the Advanced Diploma is available to eligible applicants; or students might choose to study the Diploma of Nursing HLT54115, Diploma of Community Services CHC52015, Diploma of Counselling CHC51015 or Diploma of Mental Health CHC53315 before commencing this Advanced Diploma course.

All candidates who undertake the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management CHC62015 will be provided with advice on employment and training options.

For other important information, please read our Student Handbook. You can access it here.

Alternatively, you may request to have the handbook emailed to you by contacting

Subsidy available


Traineeship available


Entry Requirements

Entry to Advanced Diploma study at EQUALS requires:

Applicants must show adequate evidence of competency in communication skills in their pre-enrolment LLN testing. In particular, applicants need to be able to read, comprehend, interpret, apply, write and share information to standards that will ensure safe working capacity.

Students may be required to show evidence of:

1. Valid DCSI clearances (x 3 – Aged, Vulnerable, Working with Children); and/or National Police Clearance
2. Current and valid First Aid, if required by workplace/simulated work project; and
3. Be physically fit to meet industry requirements.

Applicants who have completed previous study in Community Services or Health areas will be well regarded.

Current and valid Department of Communities & Social Inclusion (DCSI) Screening Checks for working with Children, with Vulnerable People and in the Aged Care Sector, & Physical Fitness are required for this course.

If you do not hold a current DCSI check, you are required to apply through DCSI at the time of application for enrolment at EQUALS. A DCSI check must be acquired prior to industry placement. Visit for further information.

Study Units

Core Units

  • CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
  • CHCLEG003 Manage legal and ethical compliance
  • CHCMGT001 Develop, implement and review quality framework
  • CHCMGT003 Lead the work team
  • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
  • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
  • BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
  • BSBRSK501 Manage risk


Elective Units offered by EQUALS

  • CHCADV005 Provide systems advocacy services
  • CHCMGT005 Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes
  • BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans
  • CHCMGT002 Manage partnership agreements with service providers
  • CHCMGT004 Secure and manage funding

VET Student Loans

Eligible students will be entitled for loans up to a capped amount. Students will need to contribute the difference if the total course fee exceeds the loan cap for a course. A loan cap of $12,063 applies to this course.

Domestic Study Mode

On Campus | Blended

Work Integrated Learning

EQUALS requires that students participate in a formal workplace or simulated workplace project of approximately 200 hours total.

Nationally Recognised Training


National Recognition (Credit Transfer) and Recognition of Prior Learning

If you have related prior education and experiences, you may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Please follow this link for more information on applying for Recognition of Prior Learning. If you have successfully completed units of competency from this qualification previously, you may be eligible for National Recognition, please follow this link for more information on National Recognition (Credit Transfer).

International Study Mode

On Campus | Blended

Domestic VET Student Loans Eligible


Domestic VET Loan Cap