Graduate Certificate in Protected Area Planning (K5J)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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

Online
Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early)

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 0.5 Years, up to a maximum of 2 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Online
Semester 2, Summer school, Winter school (early)
Throughout the world there are over 160,000 protected areas that are managed with the aim of ensuring the long term conservation of nature with associated ecosystem services and cultural values.

Good planning is essential if protected areas are to achieve this aim.

This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills required by contemporary protected area planners. This course covers planning practice in government, private and community-based protected areas.

The course has been developed as part of an initiative to establish a protected area learning and research centre. This initiative is being led by a Steering Committee comprising representatives from The University of Tasmania, Tasmania Parks & Wildlife Service, Tasmanian Land Conservancy, Parks Victoria, Parks Australia, IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas, James Cook University, Murdoch University and Charles Darwin University.

At completion of the course, graduates will be equipped to:

  • analyse and contribute to planning processes for reserve selection;
  • design planning processes that support adaptive management;
  • prepare protected area management plans;
  • plan community engagement processes; and
  • engage in planning practice that is informed by planning theory.
  • 1 Synthesise theory and contemporary knowledge in protected areas to define problems and solutions.
  • 2 Generate solutions to protected area problems by applying data collection and analysis techniques.
  • Career outcomes

    Graduate with planning knowledge and skills sought by government protected area agencies, private and NGO protected area managers, and community-based organisations. The course has been designed to meet international competencies for protected area planners specified by the IUCN World Commission on Protected Areas.

    Course structure

    This course consists of three compulsory units (50% credit).

    This unit provides students with a practical understanding of key systems for protected area planning and management. Terrestrial, freshwater and marine protected areas are considered. The global context of protected areas is analysed, including issues of definition, scope and governance.…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

    This unit provides you with the knowledge and practical skills to prepare management plans for protected areas. Particular emphasis will be given to accessing and deploying information; community engagement and collaboration; and developing plans that support an adaptive approach to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    Online5 Week Session Jan B

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

    In this unit you will develop the knowledge and skills needed to undertake planning for protected area systems. We will explore the frameworks, processes and methods used to identify areas for inclusion in national reserve systems. Students will have the…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineWinter school

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

    Entry requirements

    A Bachelor degree in any discipline or equivalent.

    Students without the stated entry requirements but who have relevant professional experience and/or training may apply.

    Admission to most postgraduate coursework courses at the University of Tasmania require qualifications equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree. Applicants must achieve the required grade in their qualifying studies, meet any prerequisite subjects, and meet English language requirements to be eligible for an offer.

    English Language Requirements

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    Course Specific Requirements

    Candidates for the Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning shall be qualified for entry if they hold an undergraduate degree or other tertiary qualification(s) deemed by the Faculty to be equivalent for this purpose.

    Students completing the GradCertProtAreaPlg will be eligible for 50% credit towards K7E Master of Protected Area Governance and Management.

    Students completing KGA531 and KGA532 in the GradCertProtAreaPlg will be eligible for 25% credit towards S7U Masters of Environmental Planning.

    The Graduate Certificate of Protected Area Planning (K5J) fully articulates into the Master of Protected Area Conservation. Candidates enrolling in the Master who have completed the graduate certificate will be given credit for the certificate units.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $15,475 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 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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    1300 363 864
    International
    +61 3 6226 6200
    Email
    Course.Info@utas.edu.au
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