Environment and Planning Law Practice

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

Environment and Planning Law Practice is an online unit provided by RMIT University and Open Universities Australia. It explores international, federal and state law concerning natural resources and the environment, with a particular focus on regulation.

You will also cover planning issues relating to local and state authority regulations regarding planning, as well as the ethical issues involved in practising law in environment and planning areas.

Finally, you will evaluate the lawyer’s role in facilitating the protection of the environment, promoting law reform and designing urban environments. By the end of the unit you will have developed a deeper understanding of a lawyer’s obligations relating to natural resources, and will be able to critically examine law reform options.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol, you must have successfully completed the following units:

  • Introduction to the Australian Legal System and Legal Methods
  • Australian Property Law

You must also be accepted into the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT University

Areas of study

In the Environment and Planning Law Practice unit, detailed topics will be provided with the unit materials.

Course pathways

This unit is an approved elective in the following course:

  • Juris Doctor, RMIT 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?

Environment and Planning Law Practice is an important unit for anyone seeking to practise law in either field. The unit provides an in-depth overview of legal issues relating to planning and natural resources, covering topics from a local authority, state and international level. It will also develop your awareness of the role of lawyers in facilitating environmental protection, and will strengthen your theoretical understanding of the ethical issues involved in law surrounding the environment. Finally, you will improve your oral presentation and analytical skills through various learning and assessment tasks.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

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