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CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

National ID: CHC52115 | State ID: AWM4

Gain an industry specific qualification which relates to your Community Development job

Community development is all about the growth and empowerment of individuals, groups or communities.

The Diploma of Community Development will give you the skills to develop and deliver programs that build the 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 and will generally have responsibility for the supervision of other workers and volunteers. This work may be undertaken across a range of social, environment, health, recreation, arts and culture sectors.

Gain these skills
  • Support community action
  • Work within organisation structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Implement community development strategies
Is this course right for me?

I have the following attributes:

  • Conceptual and analytical skills
  • Value people, partnerships and teamwork
  • Cultural awareness
  • Organised with a flexible approach to work
Delivery mode information


Workplace training offers a flexible, self-paced study program which combines workplace recognition of prior learning and individualised ‘gap’ training to attain your qualification.

Workplace training means every time you go to work you are learning and demonstrating competence while working towards your qualification. The flexibility of workplace training allows you to structure and perform learning and assessment in a way that fits into your professional and personal life.

Learning and assessment plans are created on an individual level in consultation with you and/or your employer. Workplace training assessment is conducted using numerous methods including practical demonstration and observation, question and answer interviews, written tasks, supervisor reports and workshops. 

To enquire or enrol please fill out the Course Enquiry Form


Entrance Requirements

Job opportunities

How to apply

Entrance Requirements
School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

This course is only available through a employer-based study mode so you need to be employed in a role that includes a moderate level of community development work in order to complete the qualification.

Job opportunities
  • Community Development Manager | Neighbourhood Centre Manager | Community Education Manager
  • Community Development Worker for Social Housing | Community Development Officer
  • Community Engagement Officer

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations. 


How to apply
On campus (full-time)

To apply to study on campus (full-time) through TAFE Admissions please go to 

Other study types

For all other study types eg part-time or online visit our Apply and Enrol page.

Apprenticeships and traineeships

To commence an apprenticeship or traineeship, you must be employed in a training contract by an appropriate organisation to study, head to our Apprenticeships and traineeships page for more details.

International students

International students should contact 

Delivery location, important dates and study options

Semester 1, 2020

Leederville - Employer-based


Fees and charges


Duration 1 year/s
When Semester 1, 2020
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
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Page last updated March 12, 2020