CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development

Take your career in community development to the next level with this advanced qualification. This course is perfect for those already working in the sector or volunteering in a similar role. You will gain sought-after skills in creative and flexible problem solving that are applicable across a number of high-demand job areas.

According to the Australian Government's Job Outlook service, the number of people working in community and welfare support is expected to grow strongly in the coming years. This large occupation has strong job prospects with around 30,000 job openings anticipated over the next five years.

This course will give you the specialised skills and knowledge to develop and implement community programs as well as plan and conduct group activities. You will also learn how to provide advocacy and representation services, and develop and support community leadership and action. Our experienced and highly-regarded teaching team will give you the one-on-one guidance and industry experience you need to succeed in the field.

Successful completion of the course will qualify you to work as a community development officer.

Study mode

Online / On Campus

Course duration

18 months


165-179 Abel Smith Parade, Mount Isa Queensland 4825

98-158 Queens Road, Bowen Queensland 4805

Corner of Hugh Street and Fulham Road, Pimlico Queensland 4812

Gatton, Newton, Eureka and Wilkinson Streets, Cairns Queensland 4870


This course can help you get a job as:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Community Development Worker$1,150 weekly pay

This course can help you progress to:

Job TitleAvg Salary
Community Development Manager$1,920 weekly pay

Government funding

The Australian government provides funding to help students who are completing the CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development. The type of funding you receive depends on the state that you live in.

There are eligibility requirements for each type of funding.

Enquire with TAFE Queensland to check your eligibility.

Benefits of nationally recognised training

The CHC52115 Diploma of Community Development is a nationally recognised course delivered by TAFE Queensland, a Registered Training Organisation (RTO). An RTO is strictly regulated by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA). This guarantees you will be studying a quality-assured and nationally recognised qualification.

Payment options

For more information about this course and payment options please enquire now.

About this provider

TAFE Queensland is Queensland's largest, most experienced training provider. TAFE Queensland deliver practical, industry-relevant training across a range of industries from entry-level certificates to bachelor degrees, at more than 50 locations in Queensland.

Operating since 1998
Legal name TAFE Queensland
RTO code 0275