Diploma of Community Development

Program Description

This qualification reflects the role of community services workers who manage the development and delivery of programs that build capacity of communities to influence and guide their own future through public social change processes.

At this level, workers have specialised skills with complexity in the range and choices of actions required. Workers will generally have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers.

This work may be undertaken through organisations working across a range of social, environment, health, economic, arts and culture, recreation sectors.


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Program Structure

Subject Code Subject Name
CHCCDE002Develop and implement community programs
CHCCDE008Support community action
CHCCDE009Develop and support community leadership
CHCCDE010Develop and lead community engagement participation strategies to enhance
CHCCDE011Implement community development strategies
CHCCDE012Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
CHCDIV003Manage and promote diversity
HLTWHS003Maintain work and safety work
Elective units
CHCADV001Facilitate the interests and rights of clients
CHCADV002Provide advocacy and representation services
CHCADV005Provide systems advocacy services
CHCAGE001Facilitate the empowerment of older people
CHCCCS004Assess co-existing needs
CHCCCS019Recognise and respond to crisis situations
CHCCDE006Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
CHCCDE007Develop and provide community projects
CHCCDE013Establish and develop community organisations or social enterprise
CHCCDE014Facilitate the development of community capacity to manage place making
CHCCDE015Develop and implement a community renewal plan
CHCCDE016Deliver emergency relief services
CHCCOM004Present information to stakeholder groups
CHCCSL001Establish and confirm the counselling relationship
CHCCSL003Facilitate the counselling relationship and process
CHCCSM004Coordinate complex case requirements
CHCDIS007Facilitate the empowerment of people with a disability
CHCDIV002Promote Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultural safety
CHCEDU001Provide community focused health promotion and prevention strategies
CHCEDU002Plan health promotion and community intervention
CHCEDU004Develop, implement and review sexual and reproductive health education programs
CHCEDU006Improve client’s fundamental financial literacy
CHCEDU007Provide group education on consumer credit and debt
CHCEDU008Share Health information
CHCGRP002Plan and conduct group activities
CHCLEG001Work legally and ethically
CHCLEG003Manage legal and ethical compliance
CHCMGT004Secure and manage funding
CHCPRP001Develop and maintain networks and collaborative partnerships
CHCPRP003Reflect on and improve own professional practice
CHCPRT002Support the rights and safety of children and young people
CHCSET001Work with forced migrants
CHCYTH011Work effectively with young people and their families
HLTAHW023Plan, develop and evaluate health promotion and community development programs
HLTAHW031Provide information/strategies to enhance capacities of Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander families
BSBATSIC511Plan and conduct a community meeting
BSBATSIW515Secure funding
BSBFIM501Manage budgets and financial plans
BSBPMG514Manage project cost
BSBPMG519Manage project stakeholder engagement
BSBPMG520Manage project governance
BSBPMG522Undertake project work
BSBRES401Analyse and present research information
BSBRSK501Manage risk
BSBSMB404Undertake small business planning
BSBSMB405Monitor and manage small business operations
FNSACC604Monitor corporate governance activities
PUAEMR016AFacilitate community involvement in recovery
PUAEMR017AManage recovery functions and services
PUAEMR018AWorking in an emergency management context
TAEDEL401APlan, organise and deliver group-based learning
TAEDEL402APlan, organise and facilitate learning in the workplace
TAEDEL404AMentor in the workplace
TAEDEL502AProvide advanced facilitation practice

Possible Job Outcomes