Explicitly committed to social change. A dynamic and growing field of practice.
What is Community Development?
Community Development is a dynamic and growing field of practice used within all levels of government and across many departments (health, communities, aging, housing, disabilities, multicultural, indigenous). Community Development also plays a vital role in volunteer and not-for-profit organisations in addition to having an emergent role in private enterprise such as the financial sector (e.g. community banking) and urban development.
Community development is a field of study that rejects value neutrality. We are explicitly committed to social change.
What Can I Study?
The Graduate Certificate in Community Developement is a one year part-time program that equips students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to become either a Community Development Practitioner or integrate community development practice into other professional fields. The program provides a suite of courses that integrate theory and practice in local and international settings and focuses on personal and social change.
Community Development has been taught at The University of Queensland since 1976 and is recognised as one of the School’s core areas of teaching, research and community service.
Graduate Certificate in Community Development Flyer [pdf 605 KB]