Bachelor of Community Development

VU course code: ABCD | CRICOS: 088782D | Level of study: Undergraduate
3 years
Hybrid, In person

Tuition: per semester AU$14,300

Footscray Park
29 July 2024
Overview

Overview

Make a difference with a career building strong communities, by studying a Bachelor of Community Development at Victoria University.

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 and ethical career.

Entry requirements

Applicants for this course will need to meet the entry criteria outlined below. If you don’t meet the entry criteria, you may be able to gain entry by first completing a related course or unit(s). We call this a ‘pathway’.

If you've completed a qualification where English was the primary language of instruction, you may be eligible for an exemption of English-language requirements.

In some cases, there may be additional entry requirements.

Learn more about entry requirements for international students.

Entry criteria

Credit & Entry pathways into this course


Victoria University is committed to providing a transparent admissions process. Find out more about how to apply for our courses, and our commitment to admissions transparency. Meeting the minimum admission criteria does not guarantee entry into this course. Past academic performance may be considered.

Course Structure

To attain the Bachelor of Community Development students will be required to complete 288 credit points in total consisting of:

  • 96 credit points First Year Core units;
  • 144 credit points Professional Core studies including 24 credit points of Capstone studies;

  • 1 x 48 credit points of Minor studies.

Units

Fees & Scholarships

As an international student at Victoria University, you will be required to pay your tuition fees up front each semester.

There may be additional materials fees throughout your studies, depending on your chosen course, as well as an administrative fee as part of your course.

Victoria University is proud to support our international scholarship recipients and sponsored students.

10% discount for alumni

If you’ve previously completed a qualification with us (and didn't apply through an agent), you may be eligible for a 10% discount. Not available for single-package courses.

Find out how

Fees

Scholarships

CAREERS

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.

Salaries & employment prospects

Find the average salary and predicted job growth for community-development professionals on the government employment data site, Jobs and Skills Australia.

VU Stories

Rob Impey.
Going global
Bachelor of Community Development
"The placement was an incredible experience! I gained many contacts within PACOS Trust and discovered my passion for community development."
Robert's story