Community Program

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The Community Program at Victoria University sits within the College of Arts, Business, Law, Education and IT.

With the largest youth work program in Australia, and strong professional networks, we offer first-rate opportunities to study for a career fighting poverty and injustice at home or overseas.

This program area is responsible for supporting and guiding students studying community development, criminal justice, and youth work.

Industry partnerships

We have major partnerships with several organisations that give you the opportunity to practise your skills and build your networks. Our courses include substantial professional experience in community organisations.

VU stories

Annie Wohlgehagen
How Annie found a new career serving communities
Bachelor of Community Development
"The job from placement was instrumental in my learning success. I developed some amazing connections and am still growing and flourishing in that role."
Annie's story

Our people

Our staff bring research expertise and professional experience to our community programs.

Program lead: Jeannie Rea

Course Chairs:
Community Development: postgraduate Dr Charles Mphande and undergraduate Dr Alison Baker
Youth Work: Dr Jane Hickey
Criminal Justice: Anne-Maree Fenech