Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning (S6L)

Overview  2019

ATAR

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Guaranteed Entry ATAR

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

ATAR

No Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

:
See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Environmental planning is critical for the sustainability of places, communities, regions and environments. The Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning is offered by the School of Land and Food in either full-time or part-time mode. The course can be studied on-campus at Hobart or by Distance Education.

The course addresses the central role of environmental planning in achieving environmental, social and economic sustainability. Essential planning theory is integrated with understandings drawn from biophysical, social, cultural, legal and public policy disciplines. Urban, regional and rural environments are considered, and emphasis is given to planning across all land tenures at catchment and landscape scales. Extensive use of case studies provides students with practical examples of major environmental planning issues.


Teaching of units within the course is linked to an active staff and graduate student research program, and with staff involvements in community, government and industry planning activities. Students undertake an industry placement that provides an opportunity to incorporate the knowledge gained in the course into planning practice.

Career outcomes

The GradDipEnvPlg can lead to positions in planning for urban, rural, regional and natural environments. Environmental planners are employed by local and state governments across Australia, the Commonwealth Government, and private sector firms such as planning consultants.

Professional Recognition

The course is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA) ONLY FOR THOSE STUDENTS WHO FIRST ENROLLED PRIOR TO 2016. After one year of relevant work experience, these graduates are eligible to apply for PIA corporate membership. Students enrolling from 2016 and seeking a PIA accredited program should apply for S7P Master of Planning.

Course structure

SCHEDULE A

Select two from:

This unit provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for advanced studies in urban and environmental planning. The unit covers the diverse functions and purposes of planning. You will have the opportunity to think critically about the philosophical and historical underpinnings…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will give you an insight into the legal basis of planning in Tasmania. We cater to people wanting to practice as planners and also those wishing to become more informed citizens by better understanding the key legal principles…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Regional planning is key for achieving sustainable social, economic and environmental outcomes, and for building community resilience. In this unit you will engage with planning at the regional level – at spatial scales intermediate between state/territory and local government jurisdictions.…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Select two from:

In this unit you choose a government or private sector organisation with which you negotiate your placement where, approved by the University, you will work on one or more practical tasks under the supervision of a suitably qualified professional. You…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit develops an understanding of how instruments of power and organisation can be shaped through effective planning and management, to foster sustainable systems of production and consumption. We begin our journey by examining the concept and interpretations of sustainable…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The principles and practices of urban planning and design shape the physical spaces and social lives of our towns and cities. In this unit you will learn the historic and theoretical context of contemporary urban planning, and deepen your knowledge…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Note: KGA513 is compulsory for candidates with no prior professional planning experience.

Entry requirements

Australian Bachelor's degree in any discipline, preferably at credit level or better, or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the University to be equivalent.

The course fully articulates with the Master of Environment Planning. A grade of Credit (CR) or better must be achieved in at least a 50% of coursework units in order for a student to proceed to the thesis component of the Masters.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

2019 Total Course Fee (international students): $31,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $31,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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