Graduate Certificate in Development Planning

Curtin University

This course provides an introduction to the planning principles, practices and techniques used by urban and regional planners. Examples and applications draw on Western Australian, interstate and overseas examples. It can be seen as a stand-alone qualification in its own right, or as the first step towards the Master of Urban and Regional Planning, which is a full professional qualification. It can also provide mid-career training for practising planners from developing countries. A distinguishing characteristic of the course is the use of interdisciplinary knowledge and techniques in addressing environmental, social and design issues of concern to the community. It is now widely accepted that successful human settlements must be properly planned and a range of statutory and non-statutory controls exist at all levels of government to protect the public interest in the development process. The involvement of individuals and community groups in the preparation and implementation of plans is now considered vital to successful development outcomes.

Course Fee:

Australian: $11,200
International: $14,800

Entry Requirements:

Applicants without a bachelor degree or equivalent require vocational skills and knowledge in relevant professional areas where it can be demonstrated, through professional work experience, the capacity to successfully undertake this program

Structure:

This course is made up of 100 credit points, with a choice of Optional units.

Subjects you can Study:

Development planning

Further information:

Curtin University course code: GC-DEVPLN

Who for:

Urban and regional planners from developing countries wishing to study planning practices used in WA

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00301J

Related Careers:

Urban and Regional Planner,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Full time 0.5 year
Bentley - main campus No info Yes Part time 1 year

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