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Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

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CHC62015 Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

ACECQA Approved: No
Centrelink/DHS approved: Yes
Recognised Australia wide: Yes

Qualification Description

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

While ACECQA doesn't specifically require this qualification to work in these roles, many early childhood service managers find they lack higher level skills and knowledge in areas such as leadership and mentoring, change, service coordination, innovation, legislation and compliance, business operation skills, risk and finance. This qualification has been designed specifically to support these skill and knowledge areas as needed by ACECQA approved services.

Please note: This qualification is NOT designed for any industry apart from ACECQA approved children's services. 

Employment Opportunities

The ACCCO Advanced Diploma qualification supports employment in the following roles ONLY:

  • Nominated Supervisors/ Directors/ Managers/ Coordinators in ACECQA approved services*
  • Family day care coordination unit manager/coordinator (ACECQA approved)*

Completion of this qualification does NOT guarantee eligibility to work in ACECQA approved services. Students must check other ACECQA eligibility requirements to ensure they can obtain work in this job role after graduating.

Entry Requirements

  • A good ability to read, write and speak English
  • A sound ability to apply numeracy
  • A sound understanding of legislation, practices and standards applicable to the overall operation of an ACECQA approved children's service. As an indicator, this level of understanding is what would typically be held by those holding a Diploma level qualification specialising in early childhood education and care, or formerly children's services. This level of understanding may also be achieved from having extensive experience working in ACECQA approved early childhood service/s.
  • Approval to work in a management role within an ACECQA approved service for assessment. Educator only roles are not sufficient (see Assessment Methods right for more information).

Learning Areas

Through the Advanced Diploma, students will learn to hold responsibility of operating the entire early childhood service. There are 13 units of study in this qualification covering topics such as:

  • Developing, implementing and evaluating quality frameworks and business plans
  • Managing legal and ethical compliance
  • Leading, coaching and mentoring a staff team
  • More complex responsibilities, such as complaints, risks, change and finance

The full list of units and assessment methods is found on the column to the right.

Study Options

ACCCO offers a variety of delivery options that allows students to complete the qualification in a mode/s that suit individual learning requirements:

Help and Support

All students in this qualification are allocated an ACCCO Trainer who will guide them through the qualification. Trainers are all qualified in early childhood education and have at least 5 years experience completing the job you are wanting to hold. Trainers offer regular phone, email and face to face support in the workplace so you always have help when you need it!


This qualification attracts funding assistance for eligible persons!!! 
Much of the funding provided by the Australian Government is directed at teaching and learning in higher education through a range of initiatives. Funding varies between State / Territories so please check for eligibility requirements for what is available in your area.

Please click here or phone ACCCO on 1300 139 406, for fees applicable to you in your local area.

    How to Apply

    1. Choose Your Course

    Once you have made the decision to apply for a qualification you will need to complete an enrolment form and a Literacy, Language and Numeracy indicator (LLN).

    Check you meet:

    • Minimum Age Requirement
    • English Language & Academic Requirements
    • Appropriate Visa Requirements

    2. Prepare Your Application

    Complete the Enrolment Form, LLN indicator and prepare details of:

    • Colour copy of Passport or Driver’s Licence. (Proof of ID+ residency)                                                                        - If passport provided please provide a copy of a bank statement or utility bill issued within the last 6 months showing your current residential address.
    • Colour copy of either: current green Medicare card; Birth Certificate; current Australian passport; current New Zealand passport; or Australian citizenship certificate. (Proof of citizenship)
    • Colour copy of Certificates and Statement Results for any previously attained or partially completed qualifications completed in or recognised in Australia.

    3. Submit Your Application

    Submit your Enrolment Form and Supporting Documents to Alternatively you can post or visit us.

    4. Process of Your Application

    Your enrolment will be assessed on the information you have provided. Upon receiving all paperwork and supporting evidence a formal assessment of your eligibility for government funding and suitability for the qualification is conducted. You will be notified by an enrolments officer on the status of this application once your eligibility has been assessed.

    *Please note that we are unable to finalise your enrolment until all required information and supporting evidence has been provided.

    5. Letter of Offer

    ACCCO assesses the enrolment application. When deemed a successful enrolment application, the student will be issued a Letter of Offer to study with ACCCO. Student reads and accepts the conditions outlined in the Letter of Offer. Student fees are finalised – payment established.

    6. Confirm Your Enrolment

    If your enrolment application is accepted, you will receive a welcome email with a Confirmation of Enrolment attached, confirming acceptance into the qualification. It is important to check your junk or spam folder as this email can end up here sometimes. If not received, please contact our enrolments team on 1300 139 406 during business hours. Your Trainer Assessor will contact you to undertake an induction and commence the learning program.

    Before you submit your application it is important that you provide all the above required documents. Without these we are unable to process your application.

    Any Questions?

    For assistance with your enrolment, our Enrolments Team are more than happy to help you with any questions you may have. For more information on how to apply please refer to our Enrolment Fact Sheet.

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