CHC80108 - Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management

An effective, culturally aware leader? Get recognised.

If you've been working in Community Sector Management, developing collaborative relationships, mentoring colleagues, and promoting the organisation, you may have all the skills you need to qualify for formal recognition.

A good model to follow if you wish to improve your opportunities for employment in the sector, or wish to become certified, your skills in directing management of costs, time, scope, and risk of projects, as well as property management tasks, will prove valuable.

Build a solid foundation in Community Sector Management and watch your options multiply.

See if you’re eligible today with our Free Skills Review.

RPL Cost Traditional study cost Your savings
$3,500* $11,000 $7,500

Want to save a further $700 off this qualification? Contact us today to learn how!

* RPL cost includes all assessment services and issue of your nationally recognised qualification.

Want to know if you’re eligible to obtain this qualification via Skills Recognition & RPL? Then why not start a Free Skills Review, it requires only 3 minutes to complete!

Take the initiative today to determine your eligibility.

Yes. All of our qualifications are issued by RTOs which have been approved by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) to deliver nationally recognised qualifications that meet national quality assurance requirements. This means that they are recognised by industry and educational institutions in all Australian states and territories as conforming to the required competency standards.

Yes. Because all of our qualifications are issued by reputable RTOs and contain the nationally recognised training logo, they each verify that a candidate has met the Units of Competency required to work in their industry occupation. These qualifications do not indicate how you have obtained the qualification (i.e. through RPL), and are exactly the same as a qualification received from a training provider through any other means.

Get Qualified Australia allows you up 3 months to complete the RPL process, however the actual duration is dependent on the length of time it takes you to provide your evidence. While this is generally 4 weeks, the quicker you submit your evidence, the sooner the process will be completed.

Once all the required evidence has been submitted and your evidence has been assessed, the RTO will then review and issue your qualification within 2-4 weeks, provided that no further evidence is required. This makes it possible for you to achieve your qualification in as little as 1 month, and up to 3 months.

Requests for extensions beyond the allotted 3 month period will be considered on an individual case basis.

While our Customer Service Agents will determine the best evidence for your portfolio, evidence generally takes the form of:

  • Resume/CV
  • References
  • Performance Appraisals
  • Portfolio/work samples
  • Photographic and video evidence
  • Education, training and qualifications
  • Job Description
  • Policies and Procedures
  • Workplace communication
  • Bookkeeping and financial records

Click here to learn more about the types of evidence you can provide.


The options are really endless. Most people use qualifications to enhance their careers, from achieving a promotion or pay rise, to climbing organisational ranks and getting new job opportunities. In fact, qualifications have shown to increase employability by 11%, and result in promotions 42% of the time.

Other people might use their qualification to improve visa or migration prospects, access postgraduate study, open up their own businesses, meet regulatory requirements, or obtain a licence in their industry or occupation.

Please note that while our qualifications may help you meet minimum licensing requirements, only your state’s relevant licensing authority may issue you your licence. For more information about trades licensing, click here.


10 units are required for award of this qualification including:

  • 7 core units
  • 3 elective units

A wide range of elective units is available, including:

  • Relevant electives listed below
  • Units of competency to address workplace requirements and packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in Community Services and/or Health Training Packages
  • Where appropriate, to address workplace requirements, up to 3 units of competency packaged at the level of this qualification or higher in other relevant Training Packages or accredited courses where the details of those courses are available on TGA or other public listing

Core units

Unit code Unit title

Manage risk 


Manage the finances, accounts and resources of an organisation 


Contribute to effective governance in the community sector 


Manage a complex community sector organisation 


Manage policy development 


Provide strategic leadership 


Manage human resources in a community sector organisation


The importance of culturally aware and respectful practice 

All workers undertaking work in the community sector need foundation knowledge to inform their work with Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander clients and co-workers and with clients and co-workers from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. This foundation must be provided and assessed as part of a holistic approach to delivery and assessment of this qualification. Specific guidelines for assessment of this aspect of competency are provided in the Assessment Guidelines for the Community Services Training Package.


Relevant electives 

Unit code Unit title

Manage knowledge and information 


Manage innovation and continuous improvement 


Develop and cultivate collaborative partnerships and relationships 


Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability 


Provide systems advocacy services 


Evaluate social housing organisation against registration standards 


Manage workplace issues 


Establish and manage new programs or services 


Manage change in a community sector organisation 


Lead and develop others in a community sector workplace 


Review organisation's effectiveness 


Manage organisation's strategic and business planning 


Manage a community sector organisation 


Promote the organisation 


Manage training 


Manage quality of organisation's service delivery outcomes 


Promote and represent the service 


Act as a resource to other services 


Provide leadership in community services delivery 


Manage a service level agreement 


Provide mentoring support to colleagues 


Use research evidence to advance policy and practice 


Prepare tender documentation in the property industry 


Manage workplace WHS processes 


Improve workplace WHS processes


Project management 
Unit code Unit title

Direct the integration of projects 


Direct the scope of a project program 


Direct time management of a project program 


Direct cost management of a project program 


Direct quality management of a project program 


Direct human resources management of a project program 


Direct communications management of a project program 


Direct risk management of a project program 


Direct procurement and contracting for a project program


Property management 
Unit code Unit title

Determine viability of regeneration options in the property 


Conduct a property investment feasibility study 


Contract to invest in property 


Determine performance of assets and facilities 


Develop a property investment strategy 


Develop life cycle asset management plan 


Manage performance of property investment

CPPDSM6012A  Plan property portfolio management

Entry requirements 

This qualification is suited to candidates who have significant experience working in a management role in a community sector organisation, involving the exercise of independent judgement and decision making skills.


To gain entry into CHC80108 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management a candidate must have:

  • An undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a discipline related to work in the community sector or in business management


  • Significant previous experience working in a community sector organisation, in a job role involving the self directed application of knowledge with substantial depth in some areas and the exercise of independent judgement and decision making.


Focus on holistic assessment 

This qualification has been packaged with three high level core units of competency (CHCMGT801B, CHCMGT802C and CHCMGT803B) which have a strategic focus and are designed to be assessed in conjunction with an existing broad-based core of management knowledge and skills. Holistic assessment of core and elective components of this qualification is required in order to achieve an integrated outcome applicable to organisation management at this advanced and complex level.

This qualification does not require any licensing.

Visit Get Qualified Australia’s Trade Licensing page for more information surrounding licensing

  • Asset Training Australia - Provider Code 31718

Did you know that the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) perfectly aligns certificate and diploma level qualifications with higher education? This means that it’s now possible to receive exemptions and fast track university degrees using diploma and above level qualifications.

Enrol in one of our qualifications today, and unlock the potential to seek maximum unit exemptions for your desired Graduate Diploma, Bachelor, or Masters Degree in a cost, time and effort-effective way. Speak with one of our Skills Recognition Consultants today or complete our Free Skills Review to discover the highest qualification level you’re eligible for.
  Learn more

Pocket your savings by accessing our qualifications at a fraction of the cost. Select your preferred payment plan and activate your special offer.
  Learn more