Community planning and development is about working with and shaping cities, towns and rural areas and their social, economic and physical environments, to improve them as places to live. Community planning and development aims to empower communities in all aspects of life and development and to capitalise on their human and physical resources. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Community Planning and Development are designed specifically to provide education and training from sub-professional to post-professional level. The courses place an emphasis on understanding contemporary issues such as facilitating change, sustainable community development, community engagement and urban change in an urban and rural context. The courses are designed to provide a pathway for gaining appropriate education and training and qualifications particularly for:Applicants must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree (or its equivalent) or have five or more years of relevant work experience. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors including English proficiency, academic record and/or employment experience.