The Master of Community Planning and Development will see you working with communities in urban, regional and rural areas, with community development planning agencies and in an international setting. You will also work with non-government organisations and have exposure to a range of rural and regional development issues including: community development, healthy urban design, food security, child friendly and active environments, land-use planning and environmental and social policy at local, regional, national and international levels. La Trobe University offers a range of Postgraduate Pathways. The minimum entry requirement for a Masters Degree is successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or its equivalent). Prior learning developed through relevant work experience or professional accreditation, where it is deemed to be at least equivalent to that obtained through a Bachelor degree, may be considered. In making an offer to an applicant, the University will give consideration to a range of factors to determine whether an applicant has demonstrated the capacity to work at a Masters level, including academic record, English proficiency, and/or employment experience. The Bachelor degree (or equivalent) must be deemed cognate and marks reflective of the capacity to work at the Masters level to gain entry to a 1. 5 year Master degree, otherwise, the applicant will be considered for a 2 year Master degree program, which involves initial entry into a fully upgradeable Diploma entry pathway. Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Course Coordinator, Dr. Andrew Butt (A. Butt@latrobe. edu. au), to gain advice about how these admission requirements apply to their background. The course consists of two years full-time study (totalling 240 credit points) or equivalent part-time. Delivery is flexible and options exist for partly online subjects and for some study options at Bendigo and Melbourne campuses.