Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning (S6L)

Overview  2021

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Due to the ongoing response to COVID-19, online study may replace some or all of your on-campus classes. We'll be sure to keep you informed of any changes.
In the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning, you will gain knowledge and skills in maintaining and building sustainable places. Your learning experience is grounded in Tasmania’s rich heritage of environmental and social justice.

This includes the promotion of fair and meaningful participation in decision-making and the equitable distribution of environmental benefits and risks. We focus on building the capability for diverse communities and future generations to function and flourish.

If you're looking to update your knowledge and skills, or (re)familiarise yourself with University study before embarking on our accredited Master of Planning, this 1-year course is an ideal stepping stone.

The island state of Tasmania provides a unique learning environment. Urban areas, agricultural landscapes, extensive tracts of natural lands, and internationally significant cultural heritage are in close proximity and all easily accessible, providing opportunities for globally relevant case studies. Low student to teacher ratios maximise opportunities for academic interaction and support, and students benefit from the expertise of our staff and our close ties with the planning profession.

Students completing the Graduate Diploma who wish to extend their planning knowledge and skills can apply for admittance into Master of Planning. This 2-year industry accredited course provides students with all the foundations required for a career in planning. Units from the Graduate Diploma can be used as credit towards this Masters, meaning that following the Graduate Diploma, a Master of Planning can be completed in 1-year (full-time).

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.

LO1 Evaluate complex bodies of knowledge to support sustainable environmental planning decision-making.

LO2 Analyse environmental planning problems to create evidence-based solutions and strategies.

LO3 Apply communicative, procedural and technical skills to undertake the practice of environmental planning.

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

Semester 2 2021 Onwards

Schedule A - Core

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

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 about the historic and theoretical context of urban design and planning, including Aboriginal…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

   

Schedule B

Choose one 25 credit point unit or two 12.5 credit point units

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

This unit provides you 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

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
Hobart5 Week Session Jun

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

This unit provides an introduction to legal, administrative, social and scientific aspects of environmental impact assessment, environmental auditing, environmental management systems and related environmental management tools. The unit emphasises the practical aspects of environmental management for Tasmanian, Australian and international…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Geographic Information Science and Geographic Information Systems (GIS) are used in a wide range of disciplines to investigate, analyse, and communicate spatial information. This unit covers the underlying theory/concepts of GIS, application areas, the use of commercial GIS software, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Semester 1 2021 admitted students please refer to the 2020 s6L Handbook entry or Course Co-ordinator.

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.

Detailed tuition fee information for domestic students is available at the Domestic Student Fees website, including additional information in relation to a compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

International students

2021 Total Course Fee (international students): $33,950 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $33,950 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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International
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Email
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