Landscape Planning and Heritage

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

As part of this online unit in Landscape Planning and Heritage, you will study a variety of different landscapes, and the role they play in active and passive recreation. The unit, provided by Curtin University in partnership with Open Universities Australia, covers the basics of heritage, and the regulations and legislations governing heritage protection in westernised nations such as Australia.

As you study this unit you will critically assess both private and public landscapes, in a variety of residential, industrial and commercial settings. You will be introduced to the planning processes behind the provision of public open spaces, and compare the different uses associated with differently structured landscapes.

You will develop your ability to critically assess both landscape planning, and programs to preserve heritage. You will come to understand the institutional setting in which landscape planning decisions are made, and how these decision can have major and long-lasting impacts on the landscapes and heritage protection of the area.

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the following criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Acceptance into the Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Areas of study

In this Landscape Planning and Heritage unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Country in the town
  • The private garden
  • Active recreation
  • Residential landscapes
  • Passive recreation
  • Industrial and commercial landscapes
  • Regional landscape settings
  • Planning for local open space provision
  • Introduction to heritage
  • Heritage regulations
  • Heritage legislation
  • Pastoral heritage
  • Memorialising the landscape
  • Cultural landscape
  • Indigenous heritage
  • Heritage interpretation

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • 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?

This unit provides a clear outline of the evolution of different types of landscape and land use in western towns and cities. As you further your career in urban regeneration or planning, you will have a detailed knowledge of the heritage and cultural implications of developing different types of open space. You will gain a thorough understanding of preparing evaluation reports, and will deliver a heritage site visit report, both of which provide a realistic and useful insight in to the day-to-day workload of those working in this field.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Landscape Planning and Heritage from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable 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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