This course provides knowledge and skills in the areas of human resources, risk management, innovation, volunteer management, financial management, leadership, strategic planning and more, depending on the electives that you choose. In small group learning environments you will work alongside other community service leaders and share stories from your own experiences. All assessments are work-based and support you in developing staff and teams within your organisation.
This management stream qualification covers workers who are responsible for coordination and management of smaller organisations or of branches/departments of large organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management 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. This qualification also applies to managers of program areas, projects or delivery of services in the community services industry, including managing community houses and volunteer services/programs. They may work in a range of sectors such as housing, children's services, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, community care, disability and aged care. It is expected that, in addition to management electives, relevant units applicable to these specific services would be selected as electives as appropriate, particularly for smaller organisations.
Note: Completion of a TAFE SA course does not guarantee an employment outcome. Formal requirements other than educational qualifications (eg licensing, professional registration), may apply to some occupations.
Qualifications & Skills Covered
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management
Skills covered include diversity, legal and ethical compliance, quality frameworks, leadership and teamwork, managing finances, organisational change, continuing improvement and risk management. To complete the qualification you are required to complete all 8 core units and 5 elective units
Note: Students who successfully complete only one or more units of competency but not the full Qualification are eligible to receive a Statement of Attainment.
The TAFE SA qualification is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative.
To access subsidised training through WorkReady, your suitability to complete the qualification will be assessed. This may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment.
This course is funded through the Government of South Australia's WorkReady initiative. To find out if you may be eligible for
this funding please visit the TAFE SA website.
There may be incidental fees for additional expenses to those required to complete the course. For example for equipment,
transport or accommodation.
To help with the payment of your fees, you may be able to pay your fees by instalments. To find out more please visit:
You may also be eligible for a fee concession if you hold a current:
- Health Care Card
- Pensioner Concession Card
- Veterans Affairs Card
or if you are a prisoner in a South Australian correctional institution.
To find out more please visit: www.tafesa.edu.au/concession