Choose Rewarding Careers in International Community Development:

  • International and regional consultant in human rights, gender, poverty reduction and project evaluation

  • Project manager with international, government and local organisations such as Australian Red Cross, Save the Children, Asylum Seekers Resources Centre

  • Leaders and advisers in government

  • Community development educator and trainer

  • Journalist

  • Activist

  • Academic

  • Researcher


CRICOS Provider Number 00124K  |   RTO Code 3113

Victoria University

  • Course Name: Master of International Community Development

  • CRICOS Course Code: 083312G

  • Duration: 2 Years (4 Semesters)

  • Location: Footscray Park Campus, Victoria

  • Intakes: July 2021, February & July 2022

  • Course Fees:
    • 2021 Original Tuition Fees: AUD 12,000 / semester

    • Scholarship for Enrolment in 2021 Only:

      • FirstYear Scholarship:

        • AUD 9,600 / semester (x2) for 2021 first year tuition fees (after 20% Tuition Scholarship). 

      • Second Year Scholarship (condition applies): 

        • AUD 10,800 / semester (x2) for second year tuition fees (after 10% scholarship, conditional upon good academic performance) 

    • 2022 Tuition Fees may be subject to changes.

Course Entry Requirements:

  • Successful completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in any discipline; or Australian Graduate Diploma (or equivalent) in a similar discipline

  • A minimum IELTS overall score of 6.5 (with no band less than 6.0 in Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

You will gain a range of International Community Development Skills including:

  • Critical consciousness and ethics of development

  • Community development project design and management

  • Participatory research and evaluation

  • Globalisation and social movements

  • Leadership in community development

  • Conflict resolution and peace-building

  • Planetary health

Core Units of This Course:

  • Research Methods

  • Community Development: Theory and Practice

  • Community Development: Project Planning and Management

  • Transnational Gender Issues and Human Rights

  • Building Capacity and Mobilising Civil Society

  • Conflict Resolution in Groups and Communities

  • Community- Based Research

  • Research Thesis

Elective Units of This Course May Include:

  • Interpreting 'Asia' and the 'Pacific'

  • Post-Colonial and Indigenous Approaches to Education

  • Engaging Communities for Sustainability

  • Migration, Culture and Identity

  • Management in Non-Government Organisations

  • Regional and International Organisations and Policy

  • Study Tour

  • Foundations of Public Health

  • Global Food Systems and Food Security

  • Concepts in Humanitarian Assistance

  • Planetary Health: A Place-Based Approach

  • Responding to Climate Change Through a Planetary Health Lens

  • Disaster Resilience and Response Through a Planetary Health Lens

  • Making a Healthy Planet: A Transdisciplinary Transformation