Graduate Certificate in Development Planning
|Study method||Part-time or full-time|
|Study mode||On-campus or mixed on- and off-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||6 months full-time|
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.
Upon successful completion of the graduate certificate, you may be eligible for the master degree.
Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students
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.
English language proficiency
|IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)|
|Overall band score||6.5|
Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.
You may be required to participate in site visits and/or field trips on weekdays or weekends.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
|2018||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.||$11,200*|
Fees are indicative only.
* 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).
Applications for recognition of prior learning (RPL) are assessed on an individual basis.
Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)
- Local government planner
- Private planning consultant
- State government planner.
- Commonwealth agencies
- Development companies
- Environmental authorities
- Housing agencies
- Regional development authorities
- Transport agencies.
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