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Graduate Certificate in Development Planning

GradCertDevPlan(Curtin) - GC-DEVPLN

Humanities

This course provides an introduction to the planning principles, practices and techniques used by urban and regional planners. A distinguishing characteristic of the course is the use of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing environmental, social and design issues of concern to the community. It is suitable if you do not have a background in planning or if you are a practising planner from a developing country.

A distinguishing characteristic of the course is the use of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing environmental, social and design issues of concern to the community. It is now widely accepted that successful human settlements must be properly planned and a range of statutory and non-statutory controls exist at all levels of government to protect the public interest in the development process. The involvement of individuals and community groups in the preparation and implementation of plans is now considered vital to successful development outcomes.

Career opportunities

Graduates find employment as local and State government planners, private planning consultants, researchers or academics. They work for development companies, regional development authorities, housing and transport agencies, environmental authorities and Commonwealth agencies.

Credit for previous study

Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL).

Units

Current students: Please refer to the Handbook's full course structure when enrolling.

Credits needed to graduate: 100

Optional units Hrs/Wk Credit
Year 1 Not entered
Development Processes 3.0 25.0
Integrated Plan Making 3.0 25.0
Local Planning 3.0 25.0
Planning Law 3.0 25.0
Planning Theory 3.0 25.0
Regional Planning 3.0 25.0
Site Planning 3.0 25.0

See Courses Handbook for full course structure

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Entry requirements:

A bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution, or vocational skills and knowledge in relevant professional areas where you can demonstrate through professional work experience your capacity to successfully undertake this program.

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Part-time or full-time

Study:

On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus

Duration:

Expected completion: 0.5 years

Notes:

You may be required to participate in site visits and/or field trips on weekdays or weekends.

Fees (indicative only)

Year Student type Cost
2015 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee paying?
A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees.
$10,700*

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 100 credits. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

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2014 entry requirements:

A bachelor degree or equivalent, or vocational skills and knowledge in relevant professional areas where it can be demonstrated through professional work experience the capacity to successfully undertake this program.

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

6 months full-time

Other notes:

You may be required to participate in site visits and/or field trips on weekdays or weekends.

Fees for 2014:

Unfortunately fee information is not available for this course at this time. Please check out our Fee Calculator for an estimation of course fees.

2015 entry requirements:

Minimum English language entry requirements:

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Certificate in Advanced English (CAE): Grade C

Pearson Test of English Academic: 58

Where:

Bentley

When:

February or July

How:

Full-time

Study:

On-campus

Duration:

6 months full-time

Other notes:

You may be required to participate in site visits and/or field trips on weekdays or weekends.

Fees for 2015:

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $13,300
Indicative year 1 fee $13,300
Total indicative course fee $13,300
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0

*The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

CRICOS: 023976J

This page was last updated on 25 August 2014