Community Development

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Community Development

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In this course you’ll explore how to get people more involved in locally designed projects, experience different examples of community development projects and learn about the history of community work, policy and the diversity of communities.

Key details for

  • ATAR

    • 70
  • Course Code

    • B1316
    • B1316A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Course Code

    • B1316
    • B1316A
  • Study Mode

    • Part or full-time
      (Student visa holders must study full-time)
  • Course Duration

    • 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Course Description

Through studying Community Development at Murdoch you will learn how to make a difference working with schools, local councils, ecologists, Indigenous groups, social services organisations, resource companies, universities and other groups. You’ll develop the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in various settings and can get involved in a short internship with a community organisation.

You’ll explore how to encourage people to get more involved in locally designed projects, experience different examples of community development projects and learn about the history of community work, policy and the diversity of communities. Your core units will include ‘Introduction to Community Development’, ‘Creative Ways to Work with Community’, ‘Community and Social Policy’, and ‘Community Work with Different Groups’.

To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine Community Development with another major such as Australian Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Sustainable Development or Asian Studies.

When you graduate you will be well equipped for a career in local government, community services, remote area education, indigenous communities, community arts and cultural development, overseas aid work, sustainable development, social work-related areas, or economic, social and urban planning.

CRICOS Code: 079364G

 

  • Location

    • Perth Campus or external
  • Intake

    • Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
    • Mid-year start available (International students)
  • School

    • School of Arts
  • Qualification

    • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Community Development

Course Structure

Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.

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Special Requirements

Required short work placement or practice project component.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

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At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. An indicative fee will be provided with your offer, however you can use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.

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We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students up to $10,000 off your first year tuition fee via the International Welcome Scholarships. Find out what other scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.

The Australian Government also offers scholarships to students from developing countries through the Australia Awards Scholarship program.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.

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Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 2, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system.

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  • Check the course details
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  • Check your eligibility for a scholarship
  • Prepare your documentation (see the checklist below)
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  • Now you're ready to apply!

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Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Completed official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion
  • ATAR results
  • STAT Test results

Your Document Checklist

Ready to apply? Before you start, make sure you have some or all of the following documentation ready for a quick application.

  • Complete or incomplete official Academic Transcripts and Certificates of Completion – both original and English translated versions
  • English Language Proficiency Document (if available)