Integrated Plan Making

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Integrated Plan Making provides an examination of the principles, processes and content of integrated urban and regional planning. Stages of plan making that are covered in detail include formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation.

By the end of this unit you will have completed a structured simulated plan-making exercise and learnt how to apply fundamental techniques and skills related to integrated planning and development. You will also learn how to communicate effectively in a planning environment to enhance peer learning.

This unit is delivered through a range of learning resources and materials, including discussion forums, online assignment submission, lecture capture and podcasting, standard media, online materials and printable format materials. Assessment consists of a series of assignments including an analysis report, project conception and design objectives.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Development Planning, Curtin University
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Curtin University

You must also have successfully completed the following units:

  • Regional Planning
  • Introduction to Urban and Regional Planning

Areas of study

In this Integrated Plan Making unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Introduction to integrated planning
  • Complexity theory
  • Integrated Planning Act, Queensland
  • Integrated development plan
  • Scenario planning
  • Introduction to environmental impact assessment and its international setting
  • Condition setting
  • Exploring collaborations in planning and decision making
  • Sustainability assessment
  • Sustainability: methodology overview and practical issues
  • Strategic environment assessment
  • The future for integrated plan making

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Development Planning, Curtin University
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

As a core unit of both the Graduate Certificate in Development Planning and the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, Integrated Plan Making helps you to develop fundamental skill sets for a future career in the planning and development industries. You will learn how to apply a wide range of principles, skills and techniques, plus how to communicate effectively as part of a planning team. Experience in these areas is an essential skill for many employers in the field.

Due to economic conditions and limited resources, Australia is currently experiencing a shortfall in qualified planning professionals, particularly in local government. It is therefore an excellent time to enter this challenging but rewarding field of speciality, with career opportunities in a wide range of areas including local and state government, academia, regional development, environmental authorities and private consultancy.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Integrated Plan Making from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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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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