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Graduate Certificate in Development Planning

  • Qualification:

    Graduate Certificate

  • Study mode:

    Online

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    4 units

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Curtin University

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What you'll learn

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About this course

Studying this Graduate Certificate in Development Planning program through Open Universities Australia will give you the education and training to succeed in the planning industry. This graduate certificate course will give you foundational understanding of a variety of planning issues such as environmental planning, social planning and design, and land use.

Eligibility

To be eligible for this course you must have a recognised undergraduate degree in any discipline, or professional work experience.

Areas of study

In this graduate certificate program, you will study your choice of four units:

  • Planning law
  • Regional planning
  • Development processes
  • Planning theory
  • Local planning
  • Integrated plan-making
  • Introduction to urban and regional planning
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Graduate Certificate in Development Planning from Curtin University.

Upon completion of this graduate certificate program, you will have the skills and training to help meet the demand for more planners in Australia. This development planning course will give you the education and understanding to qualify for a range of jobs, including government planner, planning consultant, researcher or regional development authority. After studying this course, you may be eligible to continue to the Master of Urban and Regional Planning program.

Curious about where a career in architecture could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

  • Community Developer
  • Community Worker
  • Urban Planner
  • Regional Planner

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP or scholarships.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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