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Murdoch University Handbook

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The University reserves the right to cancel, without notice, any course, major, minor or unit if the number of students enrolled falls below limits set by the University.

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Information on this page, including unit offerings, is from the 2020 academic year.

Student Type: Domestic - Graduate Coursework - Full fee paying - commenced before 2014

The cost of each unit of study depends on its discipline and the associated Field of Education. The Field of Education is the basis of Commonwealth Government funding for Commonwealth-supported students, and is therefore used by the University as the basis for determining tuition fees for domestic fee-paying students.

Note that the fees quoted within the Fees Calculator apply only to units studied in that year; different fees may apply to units studied in future years. Each year on 1 October the fees for the following year will be published.

Australian citizens and holders of a permanent humanitarian visa are eligible to obtain a Federal Government income contingent loan to pay all or part of their tuition fees. This loan is known as FEE-HELP. Students who are requesting FEE-HELP assistance must complete a request for FEE-HELP Assistance form, and read the FEE-HELP booklet available online or in hard copy from The Student Centre There is a lifetime to the amount of FEE-HELP loan that a student can incur.

Guidelines for determining this category of Murdoch student

The following guidelines have been established to determine which students are to be treated in this category:

  • The student commenced their course before 1 November 2013, or
  • The student completed a relevant Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma course during 2014 and prior to being admitted to the subsequent Graduate Diploma or Master’s course after 1 November 2013.

Master of Community Development (MCommDev)

Availability

  • Murdoch campus (internal)
    Murdoch campus (external)
  • UnitField of EducationCredit PointsEFTSL Fee
    Course Structure - 48 credit points

    University regulations require completion of a minimum of 24 points at 600-level and a maximum of 24 points at 500-level for a 48-point Masters by Coursework degree.

    Core Units - 30 to 36 credit points

    COD545 Community Development Theory and Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Human Geography (090309)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    COD505 Community, Industry and Local Government - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Policy Studies (090103)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    COD504 Community, Policy and Change - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Policy Studies (090103)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    COD502 Community Development in Indigenous Communities - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Indigenous Studies (090311)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    COD601 Community Development Methods - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Human Welfare Studies and Services nec (090599)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    SUS512 Sustainability, Ecology and Communities - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Policy Studies (090103)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    COD608 Community Development Internship - 6 points
    MURDOCH: Y-internal, Y-external

    Human Welfare Studies and Services nec (090599)

    6

    0.250

    $3270 

    Select either:

    ART610 Masters by Coursework Research Dissertation - 12 points
    MURDOCH: H-internal, H-external, S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, Y-internal, Y-external

    Studies in Human Society nec (090399)

    12

    0.500

    $6540 

    OR

    ART6401 Masters by Coursework Research Project - 6 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external, S2-internal, S2-external, SUM-internal, SUM-external

    Studies in Human Society nec (090399)

    6

    0.250

    $3270 

    Specified Electives - 12 to 18 credit points

    TLC501 Communication Skills for Postgraduate Study - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S2-internal

    English Language (091501)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    SUS611 Resilient Regions: People and Practice - 3 points
    MURDOCH: SUM-internal (quota of 120 places), SUM-external

    Studies in Human Society (090300)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    AST650 Culture, Communities and Sustainability in Asia - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Studies in Human Society nec (090399)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    SUS523 Cities and Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal, S1-external

    Urban Design and Regional Planning (040103)

    3

    0.125

    $1890 

    SWM511 Critical Approaches to Development - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Human Welfare Studies and Services (090500)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    MBS685 Project Management - 3 points

    Project Management (080315)

    3

    0.125

    $2310 

    SWM628 Development and Sustainability - 3 points
    MURDOCH: WSP3-internal

    Human Geography (090309)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    AST558 Gender in Asian Societies - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Gender Specific Studies (090313)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    EDN546 Dynamics of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace and the Community - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Education Studies (070303)

    3

    0.125

    $1635 

    MBS651 Leading and Managing Nonprofit Organisations - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external

    Business and Management not elsewhere classified (080399)

    3

    0.125

    $2310 

    GRD503 Design Thinking Tools - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S1-internal

    Graphic and Design Studies (100500)

    3

    0.125

    $1890 

    GRD508 Innovation Development - 3 points
    MURDOCH: S2-internal

    Business and Management (080300)

    3

    0.125

    $2310 

    MBS589 Social Enterprise, Social Innovation And Profit For Purpose - 3 points

    Business and Management (080300)

    3

    0.125

    $2310 

    The onus is on you to ensure that the units selected satisfy all of the course requirements.

    Note: Fees shown have been rounded to the nearest dollar. Not all units are available for online self-enrolment.

    Total required for the course: 48 credit points (2.000 EFTSL).