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Community Development Placement

Undergraduate | MUR-COD303 | 2024

Undertake a community work placement with an organisation. Observe industry professionals in a collaborative setting. Get a sense of the work while participating in organisational activities. Record detailed and rigorous notes and reflections.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Community Development Placement

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will:

    1. Explain the work of an organisation that draws on notions of ‘community’. 
    2. Contribute to an organisation’s activities by negotiating to carry out a series of practical tasks for them.
    3. Assess own performance on placement. 
    4. Compare and contrast organisational practice with literature on community development.
    5. Communicate clearly and effectively, orally and in writing.
    6. Communicate clearly and consistently with workplace and university supervisors.  
    7. Work collaboratively in a team setting.

Entry requirements

Equivalent subjects

You should not enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MUR-COD324A (Not currently available)

  • MUR-COD324 (Not currently available)


Students must have completed 36 credit points (both Level 1 and 2 subjects) before enrolling in this subject.

Additional requirements

  • Placement requirements - Completion of 90 hour placement

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts (Community Development)

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