Bachelor of Community Development | UWC

APS Required



4 year(s)


Bachelor's Degree





  • Minimum 30 UWC APS
  • English: Code 4 (Home or First Additional Language)
  • Any other language: Code 3 (Home or First Additional)
  • Maths Code 3 or Maths Literacy Code 4

Career Prospects

  1. Community Development Worker: Facilitate community-driven development initiatives aimed at addressing local needs, promoting social inclusion, and enhancing community resilience. Community development workers collaborate with community members, organizations, and stakeholders to identify priorities, mobilize resources, and implement projects that improve living conditions, economic opportunities, and social well-being.
  2. Social Services Coordinator: Coordinate and deliver social services and support programs to individuals, families, and communities facing social challenges such as poverty, homelessness, unemployment, and substance abuse. Social services coordinators assess client needs, develop service plans, and connect clients with resources, benefits, and interventions to promote self-sufficiency and well-being.
  3. Community Health Worker: Promote health education, prevention, and access to healthcare services within communities, addressing health disparities and promoting healthy lifestyles and behaviors. Community health workers conduct outreach, health screenings, and health education sessions, collaborating with healthcare providers and community organizations to improve health outcomes and reduce healthcare disparities.
  4. Youth Development Officer: Support the holistic development and empowerment of youth through education, life skills training, mentorship, and recreational activities. Youth development officers create and facilitate youth programs, workshops, and initiatives that promote positive youth development, leadership, and civic engagement, fostering resilience and opportunities for youth success.
  5. Community Organizer: Mobilize and empower marginalized communities to advocate for their rights, access resources, and address systemic injustices and inequalities. Community organizers facilitate community meetings, grassroots campaigns, and collective actions to address social, economic, and environmental issues, fostering community empowerment and social change.
  6. Environmental Advocate/Activist: Advocate for environmental justice, sustainability, and conservation through community education, advocacy campaigns, and grassroots organizing efforts. Environmental advocates raise awareness about environmental issues, mobilize public support for environmental protection measures, and engage communities in environmental stewardship and conservation initiatives.
  7. Urban or Rural Planner: Plan and design sustainable and inclusive communities, neighbourhoods, and public spaces that meet the needs and aspirations of residents while promoting social equity, economic development, and environmental sustainability. Urban or rural planners collaborate with community members, local governments, and stakeholders to develop land use plans, zoning regulations, and infrastructure projects that enhance community well-being and resilience.
  8. Nonprofit Program Manager: Manage and oversee nonprofit organizations and programs that address community needs and promote social change, overseeing program development, implementation, evaluation, and fundraising activities. Nonprofit program managers ensure program effectiveness, financial sustainability, and alignment with organizational missions and goals, making a positive impact on communities and beneficiaries.
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