Planning for Housing

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
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About this unit

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.

Eligibility

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

  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Areas of study

In this Planning for Housing unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Housing issues and concepts
  • Social and economic influences on the housing market
  • Housing diversity
  • Housing affordability
  • Home ownership and rental markets
  • Social housing
  • Locational disadvantage and social exclusion
  • Intergenerational and ageing population housing
  • Role of planners in housing reform
  • Regional housing issues
  • International perspectives
  • Overview of housing

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?

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.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Planning for Housing 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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