C0044 - Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management

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Plan: C0044 - Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management
Campus: City Campus


Program details
Purpose of the Program
Articulation and pathways
Entrance requirements
External accreditation and industry links
Student expenses and charges in addition to fees
Library, IT and specialist resources

Program details

Award title: Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management
Qualification national code: CHC80108
Nominal hours: 745
Career: TAFE
Duration: 1 year (2 semesters) full time
Location: City campus
Owning school: Global, Urban and Social Studies (365T)
Owning school URL: www.rmit.edu.au/socialhumanities
CRICOS code:

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Purpose of the Program

The objectives of this program address the training and development needs of senior /executive managers in the Community Services sector who require a high level of knowledge and skills for application in the following contexts:


·          work independently and report directly to Boards of Management and/or Governing Bodies,

·          are responsible for setting organisational goals and strategic directions,

·          are responsible for ensuring governance and risk management frameworks are consistent with organisational strategic goals and directions, and

·          are currently employed in the Community Services sector as General Managers, Executive Directors and Service / Program Directors (or seeking senior management roles / career progression).


Upon successful completion of this program, you will have developed high level competency relating to:

·         leading and managing people and teams

·         implementing effective policy, governance and risk frameworks

·         strategic planning, and

·         continuous improvement and innovation in service delivery.


Program objectives and content will be tailored to meet your individual and organisational needs, with reference to sectoral requirements, organisational values, mission and strategy and workforce development priorities.


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Articulation and pathways

Articulation agreements between RMIT University programs enable you, upon graduating from an RMIT University qualification, to apply for advanced standing in a higher level qualification.


Upon successful completion of the C0044 Vocational Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management, and achieving a Distinction average,  you will be eligible to enrol into the Masters of Public Policy with an exemption for 96 credit points.  (please refer to articulation agreement outlining units for exemption) 


Further articulation agreements are still  to be negotiated and documented with;

Master of Social Science

Master of Business Administration



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Entrance requirements

To gain entry into this program, you must have:

·         an undergraduate degree or postgraduate qualification in a discipline related to work in the community sector or in business management, OR

·         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.

Applicants applying for entry on the basis of work experience must include with their application a CV and direct applicant statement detailing their experience.

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External accreditation and industry links

While this qualification does not lead to professional accreditation or registration, industry has supported the capacity of the program to develop management capabilities specific to the sector.


The Graduate Diploma in Community Sector Management provides an applied and practical post graduate study option, developing high level leadership and management capabilities required within the context of multidisciplinary service delivery.



The program was developed in close partnership with industry and addresses contemporary and future training requirements of employees in senior management roles.

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Student expenses and charges in addition to fees

Once you are enrolled as a student in this program you will need to allow for expenses other than university tuition fees.  Additional expenses may relate to the purchase of lecture notes, textbooks, stationery, consumables such as printer paper, fees levied by commercial internet service providers for internet access outside of the university campus, and other relevant costs.

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Library, IT and specialist resources

Library resources and Services

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You can access books, journals and other course related materials, such as DVDs, past exams, newspapers and e-books. Through our document delivery service you can also request items from any library in the world.

Computers for study are available at every Library site, where you can access the Internet, myRMIT

(www.rmit.edu.au/myrmit) or Library e-resources. If you have a laptop you can access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library.

Library staff can show you how to find information for your assignments or you can work through web-based tutorials or use our online Ask a Librarian service.

The Library is continually expanding our electronic collections to make it easier for you to get the information you need when you need it. All RMIT University students have unlimited access to quality electronic resources such as, e-books, e-journals and newspapers.

You can find more information on Library resources and services at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library

Online learning tools and content

You can access online learning tools and content for your program and associated courses at myRMIT



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·         transition to tertiary study and learning

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·         opportunities for participating in arts, sport, recreation, fitness activities as well as student activism and

·         university governance


We also offer a friendly and supportive environment for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.

You can find more information at www.rmit.edu.au/students

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