If you are passionate about making a positive change to peoples’ lives, community development offers a rewarding career and an opportunity to give back to your community.
Community Development is about managing community based programs that utilise the skills and strengths of community members and groups. The diploma allows you to delve further into your knowledge of community welfare, gaining enhanced experience in community engagement, providing advanced interventions to clients as well as learning how to respond to crises.
Get 200 unpaid hours of industry experience with an industry placement! This will give you the hands-on skills to be ready for employment. CIT staff can assist you in organising your placement.
(Certificate IV: 80 unpaid hours.
Diploma: 120 unpaid hours)
Why Study at CIT?
- Hands-on industry experience
- One of five specialised fields of study to personalise your Community Services Diploma
- Many job opportunities in Canberra and throughout Australia
Certificate IV in Community Development | CHC42115
Diploma of Community Services | CHC52015
TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
Certificate IV: 12 months Diploma: 12 months
Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July) 2020
2020-2021: Semester 1 - $7,250 Semester 2 - $7,250
Working with Vulnerable People Check: $135 approx. You may be required to purchase a shirt for placement for $30 ‑ $40.
*Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2020 and 2021 fees subject to change.
- Year 12 Certificate (or equivalent)
Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.
- IELTS 5.5 (no band score less than 5.0)
- TOEFL iBT - 46
- PTE Academic - 42 (minimum of 36 in each band)
- Cambridge English test (C1 Advanced and B2 First) - 162
- Successful completion of CIT's English for Study and Life (Upper Intermediate)
You will need to be eligible to obtain a “Working with Vulnerable People” card to undertake placement.
Course Subjects - Certificate IV
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