Governance for Planning - 2018

Unit summary

URP100

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 12 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Essay (30%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
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Domestic 1,169.00
HECS 1,169.00
International 1,419.00

Governance in Australia - Federal, State and Local Government. The location of planning activity within the spheres of government. Introduction to planning and related law and its interpretation in planning and development practice.

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. describe the structure, character, organisation and operation of different levels of government in Australia
  2. describe the principles behind and the content of current planning legislation, particularly in Western Australia
  3. explain the relationship between planning and other legislation affecting the development process
  4. explain the nature and impact of planning policy on planning practice.
  • Essay (30%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Presentation — Tutorial Presentation (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Federal System of Government
2Structure and Operation of Australian Federal and State Parliaments
3Australian Political Parties and Pressure Groups
4Social Media Influence; and the Public Service/Sector in Australia
5Local Government History
6Local Government Finance
7Community Power
8Developer Power
9International Governance Perspectives/Comparisons
10Planning and Governance
11Planning Decision Making
12Planning Practice and Professional Ethics

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Printable format materials
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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