Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Managing in the community sector is a continual improvement challenge, both personally and professionally. This course will support you to build upon your theoretical understanding and practical strategies regarding leadership, legislation, compliance, risk and finance.

Session Information

Course Dates To express your interest in this course, please contact us.
Venue Level 8, 138 Queen Street, Campbelltown NSW
Cost $4000 – Interest free payments available

Competency Unit



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



CHCCSM004 Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCECE028 Collaborate with families to plan service supports
CHCMGT004 Secure and manage funding
BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
BSBMGT617 Develop & implement a business plan


Download the flyer here.

Your facilitator is Adam Holstein

Entry Requirements


To gain entry into the Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management a candidate must:

1. Must be currently working within the community services sector and able to provide a letter of support
from your current employer;

2. Have sufficient relevant experience and knowledge of community work and/or community services to indicate likely success at this level of qualification. They must also be able to demonstrate a firm grasp of language, literacy, technical and other skills to pass the course (recommended successful completion of Year 12 or equivalent).

Career Pathways


This course may lead to potential career outcomes including Coordinator (large organisation); Centre Manager (small agency/service); Community Development Manager; Program Manager; Community Education Manager; Project Manager; Community Services Manager; Volunteer Program Manager.



Course runs for twelve months. Students need to attend all classroom sessions. MDS Training courses run only if there is sufficient demand. If you are interested in enrolling for an MDS Training course, please download and complete the enrolment form and email to For further information, please call MDS Training on (02) 4621 8400.

Study Workload


7 hours (inclusive of ½ lunch) per session and additional work to be completed in their own time of approximately 10-12 hours per scheduled unit/session.

Recognition of Prior Learning


Students may be able to demonstrate their competence in some units; as such recognition of prior learning is available. This is to acknowledge the skills and knowledge gained through previous training events along with life and work experience. There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Unique Student Identifier (USI)


All students studying a nationally recognised qualification must have a USI before enrolling. If you do not already have a USI, go to to create one.



All materials including study notes, activities, handouts and assessment tools are provided with no additional costs.

To find all MDS Training Documents click here.

Assessment and Training


All training is provided in the classroom in workshop format for each scheduled session. Assessment consists of different activities for each unit. Reasonable adjustment will be made to any assessment tools to accommodate individual need. Refer to the course outline for details of the assessment tools utilised for each unit or set of units.

Client Support Services


MDS Training offers support to all their students. Support may be related to disability, literacy, language or other concerns or barriers. You can contact the following people for assistance: the facilitator of your training, the training coordinator, or the Manager MDS Training.



MDS Training has a procedure for anyone wanting to make a complaint. You can speak to your facilitator, the Training Coordinator or the Manager MDS Training. All complaints are recorded and outcomes are reported. MDS Training uses complaints as part of its continuous improvement process. Forms for complaint are available from the website or you can receive one by mail or email.
If you experience difficulties filling in the form contact the Manager MDS Training for assistance. This form is also provided on enrolment - or you can find the form here.



MDS Training has a procedure for students who want to appeal any decisions affecting their outcomes. This could include competency, recognition of prior learning, extensions or removal from a course. The form is available from the manager and assistance to complete the form can be provided.

The form can also be emailed or posted to you, it is also available on the website. This form is also provided on enrolment  - or you can find the form here.