Community Development 101

This course  is an online introduction to theories and approaches of community development in a modern, rapidly changing society. This course has a particular focus on South Australian, local communities.

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Please, contact us if you would like to request a bespoke face-to-face training for a group or organisation.

5 hour self-led online course

$70 (30% discount for CCSA Members)

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Who is this course for?

This training is suitable for:

  • workers (paid or unpaid) seeking employment or training pathway into community development work
  • workers seeking to upskill and/or refresh existing skills and knowledge
  • students studying human services related courses including community services work
  • anyone seeking to gain a better understanding of community development work

What will I learn?

This program is designed to provide you with an overview and understanding of:

  • The role and function of community development 
  • Contemporary community development theories and frameworks
  • The benefits of community development 
  • The challenges and dilemmas for community development practitioners and 
  • Best practice examples and tools for community development project implementation

How will I learn?

This course is provided as a self-led online learning. Upon purchasing you will be asked to sign in if you already have a CCSA Learning Hub account or create an account.

Course participants will have access to resources and online activities including quizzes to test your knowledge.

This training is also available for groups or organisations as a webinar or face-to-face. To find out more call (08) 8371 4622 or email

Course Cost

This course is $70 per person.

There is a 30% discount for CCSA members.

If you want to purchase multiple licences for your workplace please contact us directly.

Course Certification

Learners who successfully complete all aspects of this micro-credential will receive a Certificate of Completion.

This non-accredited course has been aligned to the knowledge requirements of selected units of competency within the Community Services Training Package.

Evidence of course completion could be used as part of a portfolio of evidence for the purposes of Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Contact Us

Want to organise a session for your workplace or organisation? Contact us by calling 8371 4622 or email us using the button below.