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While studying Introduction to Community Development online with Murdoch University and Open Universities Australia, you will be introduced to different sociological approaches to community development and how these can be applied in Australia.
You will examine how the concept of community development started and what it means across a wide range of different practices. You will focus, in particular, on just how to match the theory with a practical application of knowledge in the field.
When you have nearly finished this unit you will be expected to know the limits of key methodologies and ideas in community development and the reality of putting them into place.
There are no prerequisites for this unit; anyone can apply.
This unit is a part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation requirement in the following course:
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
In this Introduction Community Development unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit will give you an education in the wide variety of approaches to community development in Australia. You will also build an awareness of the history of the field and an understanding of the different social and institutional issues which shape current views of community development.
Importantly, you will also be aware of the limits of community development as a social model and be able to critique, with accompanying references, one dominant approach in the field.
If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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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