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La Trobe University

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Graduate Diploma in Community Planning and Development

  • Graduate Diploma

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.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
Duration
1 - 2 years full-time
Course Code
AGCPD, 064237E
Study Mode
In person

About this course

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:The Graduate Diploma is a 120 credit point course which equals one year of full-time study or part-time equivalent. Learning utilises both external study and conventional class-based delivery in block mode with a series of whole day, two or three-day sessions (some on weekends) including lectures, workshops, field visits and tutorials to assist students who are in full-time employment to undertake the course.   Delivery is flexible and options exist for partly online subjects and for some study options at Bendigo and Melbourne campuses.

Entry requirements

Arts, humanities and social sciences courses
Level of Study
Bachelor

Study locations

Bendigo

Graduate outcomes

Graduate satisfaction and employment outcomes for Humanities, Culture & Social Sciences courses at La Trobe University.
85.7%
Overall satisfaction
100%
Skill scale
89.3%
Teaching scale