This course is designed to give you specialist knowledge in social research and community participatory methods.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
In addition to building upon your general knowledge of community development theory and practice, the Graduate Diploma in Community Development is designed to give you specialist knowledge in social research and community participatory methods. You will study community development theory, settings and policy formation and develop skills in community planning, research methods and program evaluation. As part of your studies you will either undertake a placement with a community organisation or carry out a community-based research project.
This course will enhance your qualifications and open opportunities for social research and working in industry areas such as community and social services, local government, overseas aid work, economic and social planning, sustainable development and Indigenous governance.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Arts
Each course has a number of credit points that must be completed for you to graduate. Find out what’s required to meet the credit points for this course.
Entry requirements for
There may be a reduction in choice of units if completing this course in the external mode.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
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.
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.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
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.
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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