Home > Diploma > Social Work > Frankston > Diploma of Community Development - Frankston - Victoria

Diploma of Community Development

Speak without obligation to Chisholm Institute of TAFE Frankston Campus

To contact you must accept the privacy policy

Comments about Diploma of Community Development - On Campus - Frankston - Victoria

  • Objectives
    The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as community workers. Community development work can be a form of political practice and human service work, embracing social justice and change.
  • Entry requirements
    Mature age entry and industry understanding; Applicants with appropriate work or life experience or the equivalent of two years' experience in the community services industry (paid or unpaid); or one year for part time applicants; Applicants with a strong understanding of community development principles and practices may be given special consideration.
  • Academic Title
    Diploma of Community Development
  • Course description
    Course Outline
    The course provides students with the knowledge and skills to work as community development workers. Community development work can be a form of political practice and human service work, embracing social justice, human rights and social change.

    Campuses
    Dandenong and Frankston

    Course Duration and Commencement Dates
    Dandenong campus Full-time 2 years commencing late January
    Part-time 3 - 4 years commencing late January
    Frankston campus Full-time 2 years commencing late January
    Part-time 3 - 4 years commencing late January

    Entrance Requirements
    • Mature age entry and industry understanding;
    • Applicants with appropriate work or life experience or the equivalent of two years’ experience in the community services industry (paid or unpaid); or one year for part time applicants;
    • Applicants with a strong understanding of community development principles and practices may be given special consideration.

    Special Requirements
    Selection will depend upon:-
    • Applicant's maturity;
    • Group and interpersonal skills;
    • Ability to think analytically and an understanding of the community services industry.

    Application Procedure
    Dandenong campus, Apply direct to Chisholm Institute
    Frankston campus, Apply direct to Chisholm Institute

    Selection Criteria
    A selection process is conducted prior to course entry. Applicants will be required to:-
    • Attend a compulsory Information Session
    • Attend a group interview /written exercise

    Recognition of Prior Qualification and Experience
    Where applicants can show evidence of prior qualification or experience in a related field, they may apply for RPL (Recognition of Prior Learning) or Credit Transfer consideration.

    Study Areas
    Community Development;
    • Research;
    • Community Information Systems and Resources;
    • Advocacy;
    • Group Activities;
    • Sociological Theory;
    • Political Theory;
    • Economic Theory;
    • Human Rights and Advocacy;
    • Social Action and elective modules.
    • Communication Skills;
    • Networking;
    • Occupational Health and Safety;

    Electives may include:-
    • Family Violence;
    • Youth Issues;
    • Multiculturalism;
    • Environmentalism

    NB: Students undertake field placements in a Community Services agency or group in order to gain practical experience. Teaching staff will assist in obtaining appropriate placements

    Employment Opportunities
    A wide range of employment opportunities develop from this course some of which are:
    Community Development Worker
    • Migrant Resource Worker
    • Women’s Refuge Worker
    • Advocate
    • Human rights Worker
    • Social Justice Worker
    • Community Capacity Building Worker
    • Project Worker
    • Research Worker
    • Community Health Worker
    • Community House Coordinator
    • Housing Support Worker
    • Community Consultation Leader
    • Local Council Community Development Worker
    • Women's Centre and Group Workers

    Further Study
    University degree courses in Community Development

Other programs related to Social Work

This site uses cookies. If you continue navigating, the use of cookies is deemed to be accepted. See more  |   X