Why study the Graduate Certificate in 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. This program 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.


  • Program code
  • Faculty
  • Duration
  • Commencing
    Semester 1 (19 Feb, 2018)
    Semester 2 (23 Jul, 2018)
  • Program level
    Postgraduate Coursework
  • Units
  • Delivery location
    St Lucia
  • AQF
    Level 8

Entry requirements


Approved degree or equivalent in any discipline; or

Have completed post-secondary study approved by the executive dean.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Community Development are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Community Development. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Community Development have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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