Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning (S6L)

Overview  2022

Entry Requirements

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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

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

This course is an ideal stepping stone for those looking to update existing knowledge and skills, or (re)familiarise themselves with University study before embarking on the industry accredited Master of Planning. 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).

Professional Recognition

The Grad Dip is not accredited, but is nested with the accredited Master of Planning (accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia).

Course structure

Schedule A - Core

This unit provides a theoretical and conceptual foundation for advanced studies inurban and environmental planning. The unit covers the diverse functions andpurposes of planning. You will have the opportunity to think critically about thephilosophical and historical underpinnings of planning as…

Credit Points: 25

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

KGA512 Statutory Land Use Planning provides a detailed introduction to the processes and requirements of planning within its legislative context. The regulatory and procedural components of the Tasmanian planning system are covered in detail. You are encouraged to reflect on…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

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
HobartWinter school

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 Systems (GIS) are becoming increasingly common in our everyday lives, even if we're not necessarily aware of it. This unit looks at how GIS datasets and processes can be used to produce mapped representations of the world around…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Entry requirements

Candidates for the Graduate Diploma of Environmental Planning shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or holds a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the College to be equivalent for this purpose.

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 Diploma of Environmental Planning shall be qualified for entry if they have qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in any discipline at the University of Tasmania or holds a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the College to be equivalent for this purpose.

Upon completion S6L Grad Dip students can articulate into the second year (full-time equivalent) of K7P Master of Planning. Upon completion of the first year of K7P Master of Planning, students can articulate to the S6L Grad Dip.

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

2022 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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