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Full course  $4,550
RPL from $2,145
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Qualifications at this level may require you to either be currently working in the sector or to undertake work placement.

QLD Govt Funded Place

Student contribution fee –
Concessional: $32.50
Non-concessional: $130.00


1.5 – 2 years

Delivery location

Lawnton / online / workplace


Full time / part time

Delivery mode

Internal / online / workplace / RPL / combination

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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Hands on, Immersive Learning

A truly immersive Community Services learning Experience

  • Latest Nationally recognised training
  • Trainers who actually work in the industry
  • 25 years experience in the Community Sector
  • 18 years experience as a  registered training organisation
  • High quality materials, resources and personalised support
  • The opportunity to learn and work with the best

Simply the best community sector Training.

 Learning that will immerse you in the sector and provide you with opportunities to practice your skills in a real community services environment, with real clients and hands on supervision.

From working in our respite home, to working with kids and young adults with disabilities in our vacation programs, to supporting and assisting our disability and mental health clients to achieve their outcomes, Spectrum offers you real life experiences like no other training provider.

With our main campus on the same grounds as our support, counselling and health and fitness services, from the very first moment you walk into Spectrum you will be immersed in day to day workings of a community services provider with more than 25 years experience in the field.  You may also have the opportunity to work at our respite home, to assist with clients through our community access programs, and support them to achieve the outcomes they desire while you achieve yours.



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.

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


The Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management is made up of Thirteen units of competency. Five of these units are core units and eight are elective units.

View the packaging rules for the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management and see what core and elective units you can complete.


There are no formal prerequisites for entry into this course of study however, Training Package guidelines may require you to either be currently working in the sector or undertaking work placement.

How to enrol

Individual students can enrol by filling out the form below.

If you represent a group of students or would like a tailored program for your workplace then please contact us directly to see how we can help you reach your learning and development goals.

View this qualification on the Australian Government’s training.gov.au website.