This program is designed to provide participants with the fundamental principles, theories and practice of community development. The participants will be required to apply the principles, theories and techniques covered in the program to real life organizations. To be awarded the Diploma of Community Development, participants must complete14 units that are divided into 2 Stages. The completion of all the units in Stage 1 will lead to the award of an Associate Diploma in Community Development while students who complete Stages 1 and 2 will be awarded the Diploma of Community Development.
Stage 1: The 8 units for this first Stage of the Diploma of Community Development program listed below will lead to the Associate Diploma of Community Development qualification
DOCD1010 Introduction to Community Development
DOCD1020 Entrepreneurship and Small Business Management Education
DOCD1030 Development Economics
DOCD1040 Communication Skills
DOCD1050 Resource Mobilization and Fundraising
DOCD1060 Community Leadership
DOCD1070 Resource Management
DOCD1080 Community Development Methodology
Stage 2: The completion of the 8 units in Stage 1 plus the following 6 units in Stage 2 will lead to the award of Diploma of Community Development qualification.
DOSW2010 Social Work Theory and Practice
DOCD2020 Transformation and Social Marketing
DOCD2030 Management of Community Concerns
DOCD2040 Gender and Development
DOCD2050 Project Management
DOCD2060 Social Research Project
This program may be completed in 1 – 2 years depending on the number of units taken per trimester. Each year is divided into 3 trimesters and each trimester is 13 weeks duration. Students can commence study in the middle of January, May or September of every year.