Courses & Units

Course rules for S6L Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning



1. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree at credit level or better in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or holds a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose.
2. Candidates for the diploma shall complete the diploma requirements, as hereinafter prescribed, in not less than one year of full-time study (or its equivalent) and not more than three years, from the time of first enrolment.

Course Structure

3. To qualify for the diploma, the candidate shall pass a total of 100% from Schedule A. With the approval of the course coordinator, one of the Schedule A units may be replaced by 25% of Level 2, 3, 4 or 5 units.
4. The units which may be included in a course for the diploma shall, unless otherwise approved by the Dean, be in accordance with those indicated in Paragraph 3.
5. A candidate normally may not enrol in any year in units totalling more than 100% weighting (four 25% units), or if the candidate is in full time employment during any given Semester, more than 50% (two 25% units) weighting.
6. Where two or more units of the same name or content are offered within the University, only one may be counted towards the diploma.
7. In every case the candidates choice of units and the order in which they are taken shall be subject to approval by the Dean, in accordance with the requirements of Paragraph 3.

Credit for Previous Studies

8. Passes in subjects or units in other postgraduate courses (completed or otherwise) in this University or another approved tertiary institution (or other approved professional examining body) may be credited towards the diploma, provided that the Faculty may specify what more a candidate so credited shall be required to do to qualify for the diploma.


9. The Faculty may from time to time make amendments to the Schedules to these specifications.
10. These specifications shall take effect on 1 January 2009 and shall apply to all candidates for the diploma, including those enrolling for the first time in that year and those enrolled subsequently.
11. Candidates who have passed in appropriate units towards the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning under specifications in force prior to 1 January 2009 will be entitled to transfer to the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning with full equivalent credit or to graduate in accordance with those diploma specifications operating at the time of their admission to candidature.
12. Should any difficulty arise for a candidate previously enrolled because of any difference between course requirements (such as required majors) and units offered under these specifications and those previously in force, the Faculty shall ensure that the candidate is not materially disadvantaged by these specifications.
13. The approved abbreviation for Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning shall be GradDipEnvPlg.