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Indigenous Community Management and Development

Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Management and Development) - BAppSc(Curtin) - B-INDCMD Centre for Aboriginal Studies
Indicative ATAR Not applicable Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

The Indigenous community management and development course aims to give you the skills you need to make a positive impact in your community. You will be able to explore ways to implement effective, culturally appropriate change and have the opportunity to develop knowledge that enables you to take on management roles and to add to your professional development.

You will be encouraged to take on leadership roles to foster a community that is considerate of Indigenous Australian values and works towards greater Indigenous involvement with organisations responsible for Indigenous services. This course has a common first year, followed by the stream of your choice. In this course, you will attend four study blocks of two weeks at Curtin’s main campus each year.

The bachelor degree course covers four main areas of study: management theories and practices; community development processes; policy development; and implementation issues. You can also explore historical, social, political and economic factors and the ways in which they have influenced contemporary Indigenous society.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

Not applicable

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Not accepted

Mature age entry

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Other requirements

Available only to applicants of Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander descent. Work experience in an area of community management and development is an advantage. Alternative pathways are available for mature age applicants.


You are required to attend four two-week blocks per annum on the Bentley Campus and in regional learning centres when available.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

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Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Community Worker

Why Indigenous Community Management and Development?

  • This course will teach you a range of concepts and skills to enhance your personal and professional development.
  • This course will give you the knowledge and competence required to bring about effective, culturally-appropriate social change in organisations and communities.
  • You will develop culturally-appropriate community development and management skills in the broad areas of Indigenous Terms of Reference, community development, policy processes, community management and program evaluation.