Courses & Units

Statutory Land Use Planning KGA512




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 and practices of planning. We discuss concepts of natural justice and sustainability (social, economic, environmental) through case studies. Considerable attention is paid to the creation, interpretation, critical analysis and comprehension of planning schemes and development applications, since these are central to much of the day-to-day business of planning. This unit is a core component of the educational requirements of the Planning Institute of Australia


Unit name Statutory Land Use Planning
Unit code KGA512
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences
Discipline Geography, Planning, and Spatial Sciences

Dr Emma Pharo

Teaching staff

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International International Domestic Domestic Domestic


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Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050999 $1,987.00 $1,987.00 not applicable $5,566.00

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

  • KGG405 (M.Excl)


Teaching Pattern

Online lectures each week of up to 90 minutes a week plus weekly discussions and group work for both in class and online students


(a) planning introduction (10%), (b) planner’s report (40%), (c) representation (20%), (d) participation in role play and online discussion (30%)

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