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Community Development courses

Learn the skills to manage services, departments and projects in community organisations and government services. We offer a range of study so you can study at TAFE, degree or postgraduate level.

Careers

Our graduates find employment opportunities across the following sectors:

  • government (Local, State and Federal)
  • non-government organisations
  • not-for-profit companies
  • private companies.

Colleges

Our community development courses are provided by the:

Short courses 2 courses

Duration: 16 weeks
This course is for people working in the community and health industry who focus on alcohol and drug support.
Duration: 1000 hours
EAP is a university and TAFE preparation course. It is designed for students with upper intermediate to advanced levels of English who want to gain admission to an Australian TAFE, undergraduate or postgraduate course.

TAFE certificates & diplomas 2 courses

Duration: 1.5 years
Learn the skills and knowledge required for leadership and management in community development and play a role in educating the public through health programs.
Duration: 1 year
Learn how to manage services, departments and projects in a range of community organisations and government services.

Bachelor degrees (undergraduate) 2 courses

Duration: 3 years
Make a real difference in the world by learning to build and develop programs and initiatives that meet the changing needs of society and create sustainable communities.
Duration: 3 years
In our Bachelor of Criminal Justice you’ll gain in-depth knowledge of our justice systems, studying the law, sociology, criminology and social philosophy.

Postgraduate 3 courses

Duration: 0.5 years
Build a strong foundation in community development and further your career in a diverse range of fields including international humanitarian and development aid.
Duration: 1 year
Take the leading role in community development and get involved in social and economic change, human rights, and sustainable development and at a global or local level.
Duration: 2 years
Take the leading role in community development and get involved in social and economic change, human rights, and sustainable development at a global or local level.

Postgraduate research 1 course

Postgraduate Research

Research postgraduate

Our Office for Research provides support to our current and future researchers, such as:

  • identify a research topic
  • find a supervisor
  • apply for research supervision or grants.
Duration: 2 years
The School of Social Sciences and Psychology offers supervision for Master's degree programs in many areas.
"My study at VU has opened my eyes and my mind to the world. The university is such a mix of cultures, stories and experiences set in an all-embracing environment. My Bachelor of Arts (Community Development – International Stream) enabled me to combine my love of travel with study. As well as studying abroad in Fiji for two semesters, I attended a month long program in India where I worked in a remote village, helping local women set up sustainable and empowering businesses.
Sam Suendermann

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