CURTIN Graduate Certificate in Development Planning

Open Universities Australia (OUA)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Pre-degree

In this course you will choose a range of specialist topics to meet your current and future career needs. This Graduate Certificate develops practical skills suitable for planning practitioners in government agencies or the private sector. We offer units which examine past and present planning trends, theories, laws relevant to planning and the importance of an integrated approach to urban and regional planning. You can also study land development processes and explore the implications for longer term community sustainability. Participation in projects addressing current planning issues and engagement with planning professionals prepares graduates for professional life. All units are based on interdisciplinary knowledge, techniques and practices and address environmental, social and design issues. Qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning are in increasing demand as a range of related professionals in real estate, local government and business seek to develop an understanding of planning issues.


To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate in Development Planning, students must complete 100 credit points. Students must complete the award within 10 years.


  • Development planning
  • Environmental planning
  • Land design

Standard entry requirements

  • Undergraduate degree in any discipline
  • Or relevant industry experience


The Master of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA), the national professional body for planners.

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