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Indigenous Community Management and Development

Associate Degree in Indigenous Community Management and Development - AssocDIndigCommMgntDev(Curtin) - AD-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 2 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.

Upon completion of this course you will be eligible to apply for entry into the third year of the
Bachelor of Applied Science (Indigenous Community Management and Development). The bachelor course covers four main areas of study that can provide you with the skills for working in the field of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community management and development.

These four areas are:

  • management theories and practices
  • community development processes
  • policy development
  • implementation issues.

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

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Mature age entry

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Other requirements

Students who are interested in joining this course need to come along to an admissions and information workshop. At this workshop you will sit an admissions test, have an interview with staff and find out more information about the course. For more information about entry requirements, please go to


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:

  • Indigenous Australian Community Program Evaluator
  • Indigenous Australian Project Manager
  • Indigenous Australian Community Development Officer

Why Indigenous Community Management and Development?

  • This course can 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.