Bachelor of Arts - Community Development

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

Through studying Community Development at Murdoch you will learn how to make a difference working with schools, local councils, ecologists, Indigenous groups, social services organisations, resources companies, universities and other groups. You'll develop the knowledge and practical skills you need to work in various settings and can get involved in a short internship with a community organisation. You'll explore how to encourage people to get more involved in locally designed projects, experience different examples of community development projects and learn about the history of community work, policy and the diversity of communities. To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine Community Development with another major such as Australian Indigenous Studies, Sociology, Sustainable Development or Asian Studies.


  • Community development

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Or mature age entry via STAT
  • Or TAFE Certificate IV or higher
  • English language competency

Study pathways

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants. TAFE graduates of the Diploma of Community Work or similar may be eligible for credits and exemptions.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus No information available Yes No information available

Further information

When you graduate you will be well equipped for a career in local government, community services, remote area education, indigenous communities, community arts and cultural development, overseas aid work, sustainable development, social work-related areas, or economic, social and urban planning.

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