Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will have:

  1. a substantial and in depth understanding of commsubjecty development practices
  2. familiarity with commsubjecty development practice in a variety of settings
  3. the ability to analyse commsubjecty development principles in various settings and styles of engagement
  4. enhanced communication skills over a range of fields
  5. the ability to critically adopt sources of information and apply these to the area of commsubjecty development.
  • Topics

    • Introduction - how do we understand community development in different settings?
    • Working with refugees and migrants
    • Developing funding proposals
    • Working with women and men
    • Working in regional Australia
    • Sustainable practices and community
    • Community development with the big end of town
    • Sport and community building
    • The non-government 'welfare' environment
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
    • Print Materials

      • Welcome letter
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
    • Other Materials

      • CD ROM

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

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

  • MUR-COD235A
  • MUR-COD235


Students must have completed 18 credit points (6 OUA subjects) at Level 1 before enrolling in this subject.

Special requirements

This subject was previously known as COD235A Community Work Across Sites, Settings and Peoples.

Community Development is used in social work, local government, community services, remote area education, Indigenous communities, community arts and cultural development, overseas aid work, economic and social planning, sustainable development and urban planning. This subject aims to equip students with an understanding and appreciation of the diversity of settings and areas of practice within community development in contemporary Australia. It will provide students with skills to analyse, interpret and critically reflect upon practical examples of community development projects.

  • Participation (10%)
  • Bibliography (20%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Proposal (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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undergraduate MUR-ART-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Arts

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