Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning (S6L)

Overview  2017


ATAR Clearly-In Rank

Clearly-in Rank

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mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years


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.


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

Commonwealth Supported places available

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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 K7P Master of Planning.

Course structure

Schedule A

This unit provides you with a foundation for advanced studies in planning. You will gain an understanding of the diverse purposes of planning, along with the various types of plans that are developed to meet these purposes. The historical development…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

And two out of:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This on-line unit provides a foundation for advanced studies in planning and management for climate change. Development of professional competencies in this field is a core objective. The unit consists of modules that introduce students to basic climate adaptation knowledge…

Credit Points: 25

This unit is currently unavailable.

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $29,250 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.


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

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