Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
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Please note: this program is no longer offered to commencing students. Contact us for more study options.
Build on your experience in the community sector with a program that helps develop your skills and knowledge through workplace-based projects.
Community development work aims to facilitate people in working together to influence and guide the future of their community.
The Diploma of Community Development is aimed at community leaders, managers and workers who would like to further their community collaboration skills and develop highly engaging programs, services and activities.
This program offers a unique insight into current community development practice through the sharing of knowledge and experience with other program participants as well as interaction with community services and community development sector experts.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, studios, workshops, presentations, group discussions and syndicate work. These are primarily in English.
You will have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
You will work with facilitators, negotiate the most relevant workplace project(s) for your professional development and develop case studies and examples of workplace practice to demonstrate competency.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including:
- developing an individual learning plan
- projects directly related to workplace needs
- student mentoring.
Assessment tasks will include project work, written assignments, case studies and oral presentations.
RMIT works closely with its industry partners, including Aboriginal co-operatives and non-government organisations, to ensure that this program is consistent with industry needs.
If you are working, particularly in a job related to your studies, you may have the opportunity to be assessed in your workplace for some or all of your courses.
RMIT University is committed to providing you with an education that strongly links formal learning with professional or vocational practice.
Graduates of the program will be able to use the following learnt skills in their community development roles:
- building community networks
- providing advocacy services
- defining community priorities
- empowering individuals and communities
- resourcing the community to meet needs
- facilitating support and social action groups
- working towards social justice.
Non-government organisations often require the program for the development of their community services workforce.
- community development worker
- project officer
- neighbourhood centre worker
- community policy development worker
- community services manager.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This nationally recognised vocational education qualification has been validated by the community services and health industry.