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CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

National ID: CHC52115 State ID: AWM4
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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.

Training can be customised to suit the Local Government sector, and this course is supported by the LGPA Community Development Network.

  • Support community action
  • Work within organisation structures to enable community development outcomes
  • Implement community development strategies

I have the following attributes:

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


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
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.

  • 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. 


Study options and next steps

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Semester 1, 2022

Leederville - Employer-based

Duration 1 Year
When Semester 1, 2022
Where Leederville
How Employer-based
Course fee
Tuition fee* Resource fee Total fee
General $4,284.60 $0.00 $4,284.60

*Fee disclaimers

The fees quoted are estimates only and are for the entire course for students enrolling on a full-time basis in 2022. Please view the full list of Fee disclaimers.

Please note fees listed include all units required to gain this qualification.  If you're a continuing student and have successfully completed a lower-level qualification that is a prerequisite for this course, you'll only pay for the units that you need to enrol in, to complete this course.

Enquiries regarding fees can be made by calling us.

T 1300 300 822

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