Study our specialised study abroad certificate program in community development in Melbourne at Victoria University.

Make a real difference in the world as a community development practitioner. Create programs and initiatives to build strong, participatory and sustainable communities, both in global and local contexts.

While studying with us you will reflect on the social, economic and political challenges facing communities today. Alongside this you will develop the tools community development workers require, such as NGO management and project design.

You might also choose to complete a placement at one of the many community based organisations in Melbourne. Placements give you the opportunity to link your study to the workplace and to broaden your perspective on the types of approaches that can be used to facilitate community development work.

Entry requirements

To be part of the study abroad certificate program, students must have:

  • completed one year of tertiary study
  • fulfilled their home institution’s academic requirements for overseas study
  • have a 2.5 Grade Point Average on a 4.0 scale
  • provided documentation supporting their English language proficiency.


Key dates

  • Semester 1: February to June
  • Semester 2: July to November

Contact your International Programs Office for application closing dates.


Contact us

For more detail about the Certificate in Community Development, contact the Victoria Abroad team:

Phone: +61 3 9919 1921 | +61 3 9919 1319

Download the Community Development Brochure