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Developing Sustainable Communities Major


Focuses on utilising the whole community approach in shaping sustainable communities.

In this major students develop an understanding of people and their relationships with their communities, strategies to support people and communities to work together to meet common goals, and skills in building communities to be environments where people want to work and live. Students will be able to apply the knowledge necessary to support people to remain engaged with their community, build social capital, mobilise resources and develop partnerships to plan sustainable and liveable environments.



Availability & Campus

JO - Joondalup BU - South West ML - Mount Lawley OL - Online



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
CSV1102Introduction to Social Analysis15
CSV1101Introduction to Community Work15
ACS3133Aboriginal Communities15
CSV3111Community Development15
CSV3113Professional Placement30
Plus 2 units from:
CSV3101 ^Social Policy15
PSY1101 ^Introduction to Psychology15
PSY1204 ^Social Determinants of Behaviour15
PSY3217 ^Cultural Issues in Psychology15
YWK3231 ^Strategies for Social Change15

Note: Students should ensure that they have completed the pre-requisites for units in this major.

^ Core Option

For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.

Student handbook


Important notes

Career Opportunities

Possible future job titles

Sustainability Officer, Sustainability Practitioner, Sustainability Consultant, Government Officer, Scientific Adviser

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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