CHC62015-Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management


This 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 programs or project, or broader management of a community-based organisation, early childhood education service, not-for-profit organisation or community centre.

No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this qualification at the time of publication.

The CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is suitable for individuals who:

● Desire to pursue a career in community service: Those aspiring to enter the community service and sector managementor management and advance their careers within this sector.

● Plan for Higher Education Pathways: Students intending to pursue further education or higher-level qualifications in this field.

The following units are included in this course, and all are required for the award of the qualification. If you successfully complete some but not all units, you will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment.

CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversityCore
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical complianceCore
CHCMGT001Develop, implement and review quality frameworkCore
CHCMGT003Lead the work teamCore
BSBFIM601Manage financesCore
BSBINN601Lead and manage organisational changeCore

Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBRSK501Manage riskCore

Develop and implement service programs

CHCCOM003Develop workplace communication strategiesElective

Promote Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander cultural safety


Facilitate workplace debriefing and support processes


Research and apply evidence to practice


*Please be advised that our elective course offerings are periodically updated to align with industry trends, student feedback, and regulatory requirements, ensuring our curriculum remains current and relevant.

Delivery Method: Face-to-face classroom-based learning along with Scheduled Online learning.
Course Duration: The qualification spans over 78 weeks.
Course Structure: Consists of six terms, each 10 weeks long, with 18 weeks allocated for holiday breaks.
Weekly Commitment: Students are expected to attend 14 hours of classroom training per week and complete 6 hours of Scheduled Online learning. Additionally, an average of 2 hours of homework per week is anticipated.
Assessment Approach: Varied assessment methods including presentations, individual tasks, case studies, research, role plays, practical demonstrations, and group work.
Assessment Guidelines: At the beginning of each unit, the trainer outlines the assessment tasks that students must complete.
Learning Environment: The classes occur in modern classrooms with Wi-Fi access, facilitating both relaxation and additional study.
This setup aims to provide a comprehensive understanding through a mix of theoretical learning, practical activities, and real-life workplace simulations.

Satisfactory course progress and attendance is very important in order to meet visa requirements. Please read the International Student Handbook carefully for more information. You will also be provided with further information about course progress and attendance requirements at your orientation.

Additional Classes: Offered based on identified needs.
Trainer/Assessor Contact: Available via email, Zoom, in person, and phone.
Assessment Attempts: Two free assessment attempts are provided.
Reasonable Adjustments: Available in training and assessment.
Ongoing Conversations: Staff maintain regular communication with students to track course progress.
Individualized Support: Tailored assistance for those who may have been away from studying for a while, non-English native speakers, or those requiring extra help with literacy or numeracy.”

The resource requirements for the course include:

A laptop with Office 365 or a similar program for use during classes.
Minimum specifications for a PC or MacOS, including RAM, hard disk space, monitor resolution, and internet connectivity.
Access to Wi-Fi and modern classrooms.
Student Guides relevant to each unit in the course.
These resources are necessary to support the learning environment and ensure students can engage effectively in the coursework.

You can apply for recognition of existing qualifications or skills, knowledge, and experience (credit transfer or recognition of prior learning) as per the information included in our International Student Handbook, which is available at:

Overseas Students with significant prior work experience or equivalent qualification can apply for course credits during the Enrolment process.

You can provide information regarding course credits by completing our Enrolment Form. Application for course credits will be assessed and your subsequent course duration & fee will be adjusted in the Student offer

Novus Education has the following entry requirements:
International students must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and have completed Year 12 or equivalent.
  • be approved in the pre-enrolment evaluation to assess the suitability of the course for the student, and to understand student needs

International students must:

  • Have an IELTS* score of 6.0 (test results must be no more than 2 years old). English language competence can also be demonstrated through documented evidence of any of the following:
    • Educated for 5 years in an English-speaking country; or
    • Successful completion of an English Placement Test

Alternatively, English language proficiency can be established through documented proof of:

  • Completion of an AQF level 4 or above course in Australia within the last 2 years.

*Note that other English language tests such as PTE and TOEFL can be accepted. Students are required to provide their results so that it can be confirmed they are equivalent to IELTS 6.0.

To receive a breakdown of your tuition costs, please reach out to us at Detailed payment plan and payment arrangements will be provided in the Offer Letter and Student Agreement. You must pay all of your course fees and on time. Non-payment of fees may result in cancellation of enrolment.

You are also required to take out Overseas Health Insurance Cover before arriving in Novus Education provides details of OSHC providers in the International Student Handbook. You can approach any of these providers to find out costs and organise your cover. Additional costs associated with living in Australia are outlined in the International Student Handbook. You should carefully review these costs in relation to budgeting. Further information can be found at

To apply for this course, you are required to complete an enrolment form and submit all required supporting evidence including copies of your:

Academic Certificates
proof of English language proficiency as
specified in the entry requirements.

After completing the enrolment form and submitting all required supporting documents, if your application is successful, you’ll receive an Offer Letter and Student Agreement. Review these documents thoroughly to ensure you’re comfortable with the terms and conditions. Once you’re satisfied, sign the documents and send them back.

Upon receiving these signed documents, the institution will issue you a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) letter along with an invoice for the initial payment. The commencement of the course will include orientation and induction sessions, providing information about campus facilities, living in Australia, accessing support services, and meeting course progress requirements.

Make sure to read the course outline along with Novus College’s International Student Handbook, available online at, for comprehensive information and guidelines.


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