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.
Manage legal and regulation requirements
Manage and lead teams
Manage risk and organisational change
Conduct marketing and manage finances
Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is delivered in a blended format incorporating:
The student can progress to the Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood) at University. Students will gain credit for units where applicable.
The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management qualification provides employment in the following roles:
*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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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.
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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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