Course Description

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, resource 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. Your core units will include ‘Introduction to Community Development’, ‘Creative Ways to Work with Community’, ‘Community and Social Policy’, and ‘Community Work with Different Groups’.
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.
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.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.

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Graduate Rating

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 79.7% (national average 75.7%)
Improved skills: 87.5% (national average 83.3%)
Overall satisfaction: 89.5% (national average 85.4%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Murdoch University. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences undergraduate courses at Murdoch University had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 62.5% (national average 61.3%)
Studying full time: 20.7% (national average 32.0%)
Median full time salary: $65,100 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.