Advanced Diploma of Community Sector Management

Swinburne University of Technology

This management stream qualification covers workers who are responsible for coordination and management of smaller organisations or of branches/departments of large organisations. These people work independently and report to executive management 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. This qualification also applies to managers of program areas, projects or delivery of services in the community services industry, including managing community houses and volunteer services/programs. They may work in a range of sectors such as housing, children's services, alcohol and other drugs, mental health, community care, disability and aged care. It is expected that, in addition to management electives, relevant units applicable to these specific services would be selected as electives as appropriate, particularly for smaller organisations.

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must be working in a related industry and provide evidence of this when they enrol

Structure:

8 core units plus 5 elective units.

Subjects you can Study:

Core: Manage and promote diversity; Develop, implement and review quality framework; Manage legal and ethical compliance; Lead the work team; Manage finances; Lead and manage organisational change; plus more. Electives: Provide systems advocacy services; Coordinate complex case requirements; Promote equity in access to service; Develop and implement service programs; Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes; Establish and develop community organisations or social enterprise; plus more.

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