Regional Planning

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

Regional Planning is an online unit provided by Curtin University that takes the discipline of planning beyond the ‘site’ or ‘local’ scale, and teaches you about planning urban areas of a much greater magnitude. Delivered online through Open Universities Australia, you will examine the different methodologies and processes surrounding effective planning, as well as exploring how theory manifests in practice.

To begin with, you will explore both the theories and the evolution of regional planning, before regarding its technicalities and integral politics. Following this, you will explore Australian planning and infrastructure provisions, and how these contrast with the rest of the world. You will also explore the new demands facing regional planning in the context of increasingly multicultural societies.

Ultimately, Regional Planning provides you with a comprehensive understanding of the central theories underpinning the practice. You will also understand how planning continues to evolve due to social and technological change. Acquiring this knowledge will help you when you embark on planning projects in a professional context.

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

Areas of study

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

  • Overview of regional planning
  • Theories and evolution of regional planning
  • Technicalities and politics of regional planning
  • Planning regions and economic development
  • Regional WA planning and state strategic planning
  • Regional planning and infrastructure provision
  • An international perspective – regional planning in the UK and EU (part 1)
  • An international perspective – regional planning in the UK and EU (part 2)
  • The rise of multicultural urbanity, class and identities, multicultural urban policies
  • The making of immigrant/settler societies
  • Indigenous Australia, native title and regional planning
  • Regional planning conclusion

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?

Taking a unit such as this is essential if you are serious about professionally planning urban areas. You will gain knowledge of different theories and methods, as well as an intricate understanding of the industry in real terms. From an employer’s perspective, completion of this unit will show you have strong awareness and competencies within the field of regional planning.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

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