Graduate Certificate in Development Planning

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  • Objectives
    In this course you will choose a range of specialist topics to meet your current and future career needs. We offer units which examine past and present planning trends, laws relevant to planning in Western Australia and the importance of an integrated approach to urban and regional planning. You can also study land development processes in Western Australia and elsewhere, and explore the implications for longer term community sustainability.
  • 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.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Certificate in Development Planning
  • Course description
    Graduate Certificate in Development Planning


    Course CRICOS Code: 023976J
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 0.5 Years


    This course provides an introduction to the planning principles, practices and techniques used by urban and regional planners. Examples and applications draw on Western Australian, interstate and overseas examples. It can be seen as a stand-alone qualification in its own right, or as the first step towards the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, which is a full professional qualification. It can also provide mid-career training for practising planners from developing countries. 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.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    A bachelor degree or equivalent in any discipline from a recognised tertiary institution 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

    Recognition of Prior Learning

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

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is one semester full-time study.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials. Students may be required to participate in site visits and/or field trips on weekdays or weekends.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                             Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1

                                    SELECT 4 OPTIONS                                                              100.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 1                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    12623       v.4           Local Planning 511                                                     3.0     25.0
    12625       v.4           Regional Planning 511                                               3.0     25.0
    307754     v.1           Development Processes 512                                     3.0     25.0
    307755     v.2           Integrated Plan Making 512                                      3.0     25.0
    309669     v.1           Site Planning 512                                                       3.0     25.0
    5158         v.9           Planning Law 512                                                      3.0     25.0
    5308         v.7           Planning Theory 511                                                  3.0     25.0

    NB              Students may select an elective unit, in consultation with the Course Coordinator, in replacement of one optional unit
    Year      Location                 Period             All*   
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1     Y                       
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2     Y                       

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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