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Make a real difference with a future in community development. The Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) course from Murdoch University will equip you with the skills, knowledge and support to help you turn your passion into a career.
With a teaching staff of professionals renowned for their experience, this course ensures that you'll be learning from the best in the industry. You'll have the opportunity to be mentored and supported by industry leaders and changemakers, who are leading the charge against social inequality in Western Australia.
You'll develop knowledge of the social and institutional frameworks affecting communities, ensuring you have a deep understanding of the context you'll be working in after you graduate, with a particular focus on contemporary issues in community development.
You'll study social, gender and racial inequality, unemployment, health and welfare, social deviance and law - giving you a broad base to explore your passion for the world we live in and how you'd like to improve it.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
If you don't meet any of these academic entry requirements, Murdoch University offers several pathways, including the FlexiTrack university preparation program, to help you qualify for this course.
In this community development course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus your choice of general elective units.
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education or work experience meet certain criteria.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Arts (Community Development) from Murdoch University.
You can choose to seek employment in a wide range of areas after you graduate, ranging from hands-on work on the ground to consulting, research and strategic planning. Areas you could work in include the following:
Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a HECS-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees.
Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you choose to study in that year.
Murdoch University also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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