CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

What is this course?

The CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development focuses on important areas such as economic development, self determination, politics of Aboriginal development and community planning.

Participation will give individuals a better understanding of the functions and
responsibilities of Indigenous controlled community organisations, as well as mainstream organisations servicing Indigenous community members.

Course participants are required to work on a community based project as part of assessment for this course.

Who is this course suited to?

This course is suitable for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who are currently working in an advisory or project management role within a community organisation or wish to work in similar roles.

The qualification applies to community development work that aims to facilitate community members working together to influence and guide the future of their community. Work includes assisting community organisations and members to develop techniques and frameworks to facilitate this process.

Program Duration & Schedule

Tranby programs are delivered over a series of face-to-face training sessions (‘blocks’) of five days’ duration (Monday to Friday). Blocks are usually held 5 to 8 weeks apart, with a total of between 5 and 8 blocks, depending on the program. Delivery programs vary, to meet the needs of individual class groups whether it be Block release or on location weekly classes. Program duration will vary accordingly.

Students are also required to spend at least 15 hours per week between blocks undertaking research, reading and assessment activities.

Assessments must be submitted prior to the subsequent block.

Units of Competency
CHCCDE002 Develop and implement community programs
HLTWHS003 Maintain work health and safety
CHCCDE010 Develop and lead community engagement strategies to enhance participation
CHCCDE005 Develop and support relevant community resources
CHCCDE012 Work within organisation and government structures to enable community development outcomes
CHCINM002 Meet community information needs
CHCDIV003 Manage and promote diversity
BSBATSIC511 Plan and conduct a community meeting
BSBPMG519 Manage project stakeholder engagement
CHCCDE009 Develop and support community leadership
CHCCDE011 Implement community development strategies
CHCCDE006 Work to empower Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander communities
CHCCDE008 Support community action
CHCPRP003 Reflect on and improve own professional practice


Travel and accommodation for students travelling to Sydney is provided in accordance with Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet ‘Away from Base’ guidelines. This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.  ABSTUDY support is based on individual circumstances.


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