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An online postgraduate unit provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia, Planning for Housing helps you to develop an appreciation for the various dynamics that underpin housing policy and the housing market in general. You will explore issues such as diversity, affordability, social housing and social exclusion, plus international perspectives and the role of planners in housing reform.
On completion of this unit you will have learned how to analyse various housing issues and the prospects for planning intervention. You will also explore the analytical skills required to access, evaluate and synthesise a range of housing-related information, and demonstrate high-level graphic and written communication skills.
Planning for Housing is delivered via a range of teaching methods and materials, including discussion forums, standard media and a variety of online materials, resources and links. The unit is assessed through delivery of a key issues paper, an essay and a strategic planning assignment.
In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into the following course:
In this Planning for Housing unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is an approved elective in the following course:
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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Planning for Housing is a core requirement for the Masters Degree in Urban and Regional Planning, also provided by Curtin University and Open Universities Australia. By offering an insight into the key issues surrounding housing policy, this unit provides the foundations for a number of career paths related to regional and urban planning.
Qualified planners are currently in high demand in Australia, with many employment opportunities in local and federal government. The skills you develop on this course can help you to take advantage of these opportunities and set you on the road for a long and rewarding career.
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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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).Find out more about government study loans here.
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