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Bachelor of Community Development
Bachelor of Community Development

Bachelor of Community Development

  • ID:VU610066
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$24,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$20,290.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$530.00
Estimated Total/program:
$134,460.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

​Entry into undergraduate courses (for example a bachelor degree) generally requires you to have completed a secondary school qualification equivalent to an Australian Year 12 certificate.

English requirements

You will need to provide evidence that you have achieved one of the following levels of English language proficiency:

  • IELTS (Academic module): Overall score of 6.0 (no band less than 6.0)

  • TOEFL Internet: Overall score of 67. Section score no less than: Listening: 12, Speaking: 18, Reading: 15, Writing: 21

  • Pearson Test of English (PTE): Overall score of 50-57 (no section score less than 50)

  • University of Cambridge - Advanced (CAE): Overall score of 169. No individual band less than 169.

  • VU English - English for Academic Purposes (EAP) (Level 5): achieved.

Other requirements

Completion of an Australian Senior Secondary Certificate (VCE or equivalent) including Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or 20 in any other English (or equivalent).

OR:

Completion of an Australian Advanced Diploma or Diploma (or equivalent).

Course Information

Make a difference with this Community Development course by aiming for an ethical and worthwhile career building strong, sustainable communities in Australia. 

Our Bachelor of Community Development gives you the skills and knowledge for various roles in local community development. The course units are focused on practical skills to help you become an effective community worker. You'll contribute to building the capacity of local communities to make them stronger and be an advocate for change.

You’ll also benefit from extensive placements in community development organisations, with opportunities to travel overseas. We also have a number of university partners which enable study abroad, providing you with excellent opportunities to broaden your world view, build your capacity as a community worker and learn to work in diverse communities.

This combination of knowledge and practical experience will have you job-ready for a rewarding, exciting career.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

When you graduate, you’ll be ready to apply for work in not-for-profit, community or government sectors.

Job titles include:

  • community development/liaison officer

  • project coordinator

  • advocacy campaigner

  • policy officer

  • international aid worker

  • researcher.

Employment prospects for welfare, recreation and community workers are expected to grow strongly over the next few years 

The average salary for community-development professionals is about A$63,800.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 530 ($) AUD per year

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