The course will address development pressures as well as key issues at local government level with respect to the design of high quality healthy urban environments, environmental sustainability, cultural heritage, and the forming of ethical public policy. The program is offered at graduate certificate, graduate diploma and masters levels to meet a variety of needs in terms of entry qualifications and graduate options. The program aims to: * give students an advanced knowledge and understanding of the key issues at local government level with respect to the design of high quality healthy urban environments, environmental sustainability, cultural heritage, the forming of ethical public policy * ability to engage in critical evaluation and high-level debates concerning planning, governance and management at local government level * effectively communicate to and empathise with specialist audiences and the wider community on matters relation to planning at the local government level * an understanding of and the ability to work with a systematic body of knowledge appropriate to the level of a postgraduate degree * ability to work independently in planning, managing and reporting within their professional area * ability to work collaboratively with others in a shared pursuit of knowledge * a commitment to ethical and sustainable practices at local government level
Off campus studies
International students can only undertake off-campus study while living overseas. Due to visa regulations, off-campus units are not available to international students studying in Australia, unless it is in addition to their full-time on-campus study mode.
contact that office.
Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
Deakin’s planning courses provide graduates with skills that will enable them to work across diverse sectors of the planning industry. They will assist graduates in securing meaningful career positions such as:
* Strategic planners in local, regional or state governments;
* Strategic planners in private practice or consultancies;
* Planners in the health field (including hospitals, health networks, government departments);
* Strategic planners for companies involved in suburban or regional housing developments.
There currently exists a critical shortage of skilled and experienced experts, especially in rural and regional areas, who are able to plan, design, and manage sustainable social and urban change. Due to immense change in the planning and design industry, government and professional bodies are calling for graduate programs which address this complex array of changes.
To qualify for the Master of Planning , a student must successfully complete 12 credit point of study comprising:
* 4 compulsory core units; and
* 8 credit point of electives selected from the specified list of units below
Compulsory core units
AIA718 Planning Theory, Urban Governance and the Law
SRD761 Designing Urban Environments A
HSH724 Local Action for Healthy Cities and Communities
Trimester 3 2008/09
SRD762 Interdisciplinary Planning and Design
AIA716 Research Methods for Planners
AIM701 Heritage and Development in the Asia-Pacific Region
AIM707 Building Conservation Techniques
AIM709 Intangible Heritage
AIM716 Heritage and the City
AIP740 Public Policy Analysis *
AIP745 Comparative Local Governance
AIP773 Governance and Accountability
AIP775 Contracting and Public Private Partnerships
HSH709 Health and Social Impact Assessment
HSH739 International Perspectives on Health Policy and Planning
SQE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development
SQE723 Environmental Management Systems
SRA742 Urban Perspectives
SRD763 Designing Urban Environments B
AIM703 Heritage Law, Planning and the Property Market
AIM704 Heritage and Sustainable Cultural Tourism
AIM705 Architectural Conservation Practice
AIM708 World Heritage
AIM710 Shared Heritage: Issues and Perspectives
AIM714 Cultural Landscapes
AIP774 Public Management
AIP777 Accountability and Corporate Social Responsibility
MMM796 Cultural and Community Planning
SQE722 Environmental Risk Assessment
SRD764 Designing Urban Environments C
SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation
Trimester 1 or trimester 2
HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation
HSH740 People, Health and Planning
SRM771 Work Place Assessment
*AIP740 is also offered trimester 3 (off campus only)
Admission requirements - general
Deakin University offers admission to postgraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicants previous academic record. The minimum requirements are successful completion of a three-year undergraduate degree, or equivalent, from an approved university or other educational institution or successful completion of other equivalent qualifications gained by examination, or approved professional or industrial experience. International students must also meet the English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
* Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
* Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
* Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application:
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
* If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
* If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
* If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.