Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students are provided with an orientation to community development, community centredness, community structures and evaluating perspectives and frameworks. We will also cover: dealing with diversity in residents and stakeholders; vision setting; how to achieve common goals; moving from visions to action; strategies for multi-level interventions; understanding differences; conflict management; working with volunteers and non-paid participants; competent communities; and identifying useful outcomes.

FacultyFaculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 4 - UG/Hons/1st Yr PG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Enrolment in a Planning postgraduate degree or students enrolled in ACCPD or AGCPD or AMCPD


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCommunity development,PrescribedIfe, J.LONGMAN 1998

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 22
Five 6.5 hours workshop per day on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via blended.
"This is taught in Block Mode as 5 x full day workshops"


Assessment elementComments%
Individual essay & 3 in presentation (1,500 words)50
LMS discussion posts (Min 4 posts 250 words each)15
Program evaluation (1,500 words)35