Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

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Advanced Diploma in Community Sector Management

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Become an effective manager and leader.

The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management qualification has been designed for workers who are currently employed as, or eligible to work as a Nominated Supervisor, Director, Coordinator, Manager or similar of an ACECQA approved service.


This qualification is suitable for workers seeking to broaden their management and leadership skills, who have existing qualifications or extensive experience in early childhood education and care management roles. It has been devised to support Supervisors, Coordinators, Managers and Directors with the necessary knowledge and skills to be a successful early childhood service manager. While ACECQA doesn't specifically require this qualification to work in these roles, many early childhood service managers find they lack the higher level skills and knowledge required to be an effective manager and leader that is obtained from the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management qualification.


Graduates of this program will learn the importance of leadership and mentoring, change and risk management, workforce planning, legal and financial compliance, and evaluating quality frameworks and business policies.


Upon completion of the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management course, you will be ready to improve in your current management role, progress your career into a more senior position, or open up opportunities in the broader community services sector.


Topics covered in this qualification:

  • Manage legal and regulation requirements 

  • Manage and lead teams

  • Manage risk and organisational change

  • Conduct marketing and manage finances

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Course Details (CHC62015)
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Full-time: 18 months

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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Delivery Mode

Blended learning

Fees & Funding

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Entry Requirements

Hold a Diploma of Early Childhood Education and Care or extensive relevant management experience.

Currently working or approval to work in a management role within an ACECQA approved service.

An appropriate level of language, literacy and numeracy (LLN) skills as required per the Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) level.

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Course Units

Core units

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

Elective units

  • BSBSUS501 - Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
  • BSBADM502 - Manage meetings
  • BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planning
  • BSBMKG501 - Identify and evaluate marketing opportunities
  • BSBMGT605 - Provide leadership across the organisation

Course Delivery

Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is delivered in a blended format incorporating:

  • Flexible online learning
  • Ongoing online trainer support
  • Regular workplace trainer visits

Study Pathways

The student can progress to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at University. Students will gain credit for units where applicable.

Career Opportunities

The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management qualification provides employment in the following roles:

  • Coordinator or Nominated Supervisor
  • Area Manager
  • Director

*Students must check other ACECQA eligibility requirements to ensure they can obtain work in these roles after graduating as the completion of this qualification does NOT guarantee eligibility to work in ACECQA approved services.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be provided with job opportunities upon graduating?

Starting a career is such an exciting time! Venture Education supports students to find a service to complete their required vocational placement hours. However, students are encouraged to seek their own arrangements when it comes to their employment. Venture Education and their trainers have years of industry experience and can support students to prepare for gaining employment within the industry once the course has been completed. 

I am already working in childcare; will my working hours count towards the vocational placement hours?

Yes, your hours will count towards your vocational placement. If you can provide current evidence of the hours you have completed as an employee within a licenced long day care service these hours will count towards the required vocational placement hours. Evidence of these hours can be provided with a payslip. These hours will be verified by your trainer who will contact your service director.

Is there a minimum or maximum age requirement?

The minimum age to enrol in a course with Venture Education is 15 years of age; please refer to each course overview for further information relating to other entry requirements. Age restrictions differ for students who are looking to undertake an apprenticeship or traineeship. The Child Employment Act states that the minimum age for apprentices and trainees is 13 years of age unless otherwise stated. Please feel free to contact us to discuss further.

Will I need to attend an orientation?

Yes, all students will conduct an orientation and induction to their course with a Venture Education trainer. This is an integral part of your course in order to get you set up with your course materials, meet your trainer and ask any questions that you may have. Depending on your enrolment (i.e. traineeship, fee-for-service) and location, orientation can be conducted either over the phone/skype or in the workplace.

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