Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

National Code: CHC62015
TAFE SA Code: TP00826


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.

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Up to 48 months 

Part Time

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Course Admission Requirements

  • You must be working in a related industry and will be required to provide evidence of this before an offer is made
If you have a verified disability/medical condition and require additional support to demonstrate satisfactory reading, writing and numeracy skills please contact Student Services prior to applying to discuss your needs. To be eligible for support you must provide medical documentation to verify your disability/medical condition.

Average cost per semester
Total Fees for the 48 month course

This course is subsidised through the Government of South Australia's Subsidised Training initiative. Assessing your eligibility may include participation in a Language, Literacy and Numeracy pre-assessment. Concessions may apply to Subsidised Training.

Full Fee
$610 - $735
$4,876 - $5,883

Fees vary depending on subjects you enrol into. TAFE SA and their agents reserve the right to make any changes necessary.

    • You will be contacted by TAFE SA to verify employment status before an offer will be made. To access subsidised training you will also be required to undertake the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA).
    • Reading, writing and numeracy skills are assessed using the Core Skills Profile for Adults (CSPA). This assessment is used to determine whether you will be required to undertake additional support units alongside your qualification or undertake a pathway course before commencing your chosen qualification. If you receive an offer, more information will be provided at your enrolment session.
  • Upfront Payment

    Each semester, fees can be paid online with VISA or Mastercard or at an Australia Post outlet.

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    VET Student Loan

    This is an interest-free personal loan from the Australian Government that provides eligible students access to capped funding to help pay for their studies.

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    Payment Plan

    If you have difficulty paying your fees upfront, you may be eligible for a payment plan.

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  • Employment Outcomes

    Occupational titles may include: Centre Manager; Coordinator (large organisation; Community care manager; Manager (small agency/service); Community development manager; Program area manager; Community education manager; Project manager; Community services manager; Volunteer program manager.

    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 (CHC62015)
    This course covers 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.

    of TAFE SA graduates find jobs or continue studying.
    of TAFE SA graduates are satisfied with the overall quality of training.

    * 2019 NCVER Student Outcomes Survey findings
  • Below is a list of all units that TAFE SA can offer in this qualification. The selection of units you will be enrolled into depends on the campus you attend, and the qualification packaging rules described on www.training.gov.au.

    Not all units listed below must necessarily be completed to achieve your qualification.


    Name Nominal Hours
    Develop, implement and review quality framework 110
    Lead and manage organisational change 60
    Lead the work team 100
    Manage and promote diversity 80
    Manage finances 80
    Manage innovation and continuous improvement 70
    Manage legal and ethical compliance 80
    Manage risk 60


    Name Nominal Hours
    Contribute to organisation development 60
    Develop and implement a business plan 60
    Develop and implement policy 90
    Develop and implement strategic plans 80
    Develop and manage performance management processes 60
    Develop workplace communication strategies 100
    Implement WHS risk management 50
    Manage volunteer workforce development 60
    Provide leadership across the organisation 60
    Recruit, induct and support volunteers 70
    Reflect on and improve own professional practice 120
    Support workplace coaching and mentoring 50
    Work effectively with the Board of an organisation 80
  • Studying at TAFE SA is one of the easiest pathways towards a University Degree. Credit Transfer is the formal recognition that parts of a TAFE SA course are equivalent in content and level to parts of some University courses. Below are the Credit Transfer details for this course. View all TAFE SA Credit Transfer Agreements

    University University Course Details
    Bachelor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship
    Bachelor of Arts
    Bachelor of Social Sciences
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services) with Bachelor of Psychological Science
    Bachelor of Social Work
    Bachelor of Social Science (Human Services)
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