Local 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
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

This online Local Planning unit, offered by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, provides you with in-depth analysis of local planning systems and how they shape your local community. Local Planning will increase your knowledge about government structures and the influence of certain political decisions.

As well as looking at regional, state and local legislation, the unit will analyse economic and social influences in your area, and encourage you to think critically about said influences. The unit will also enhance your planning skills as well as your organisation, communication and teamwork ability.

By giving you an insight into politics as well as environmental, social and economic issues, you will have a clear idea of how these factors become major players in terms of government and your region. Through analysis of development controls, local town planning and legislation, this unit will provide you with a solid understanding of how metropolitan regions such as Perth have been shaped.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit you must be accepted to the following courses:

  • Graduate Certificate in Development Planning
  • OR
  • Master of Urban and Regional Planning

Areas of study

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

  • Overview of local government system
  • Local government planner and data collection
  • Legislation, laws and legalities
  • Local town planning schemes: examination and review and the role of the state government
  • Local planning strategies
  • The model scheme text
  • Local town planning schemes: provisions, precincts and policies
  • Development controls: residential planning
  • Development controls: other
  • Assessment methods
  • Report writing
  • Development control: overview

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?

By providing you with an overview of local government and many of the factors that shape a region and community, this unit is ideally suited to individuals looking to pursue a career in local politics and local government.

Thanks to the unit’s focus on the urban development of areas, this unit could also prove ideal for those individuals interested in working as a government planner, private planning consultant, and academic researcher.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

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