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Expand your horizons and foster a love for lifelong learning with this Graduate Diploma in Community Development course.
Exploring how communities develop, this course fosters knowledge and skills in community planning, research methods and program evaluation, providing you with a well-rounded skill set in social research and community participatory methods.
This course is available for on campus study with Murdoch University, providing you with access to expert teachers, learning facilities and student support services.
If plans change, and you can no longer commit to the full Graduate Diploma in Community Development, you could still be eligible to receive a postgraduate qualification.
Depending on the credit points you've completed, you could exit with a graduate certificate or graduate diploma.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
All students must satisfy Murdoch University's minimum English requirements by demonstrating competency in the English Language.
In this community development course, the subjects you may study include:
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 Graduate Diploma in Community Development from Murdoch University.
This course offers a wide range of employment opportunities in a variety of different settings, including community groups, private organisations, research organisations, government bodies or consultancy practices.
Curious about where a career in community services could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-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 FEE-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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