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Postgraduate | CUR-URP505 | 2024

Governance for Planning

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Take a closer look at how local, state and federal governments are structured and organised in Australia.Explore the principles and concepts that form the basis for current legislation. Find out how such legislation can impact development processes.

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Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 26 Feb 2024
  • 26 Aug 2024
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About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject student will be able to:

    1. discuss the meanings and applications of the term ‘governance’, specifically in relation to urban and regional planning locally, nationally and internationally
    2. describe and critically analyse the structure and operation of different levels of government in Australia and identify how each influences the planning and development of cities and regions and compare in different jurisdictions
    3. describe and explain the essential elements of a planning system and describe some of the different ways that planning systems may be structured
    4. critically reflect on how the interests and practices of Indigenous Australians interact with planning governance
    5. describe and understand governance tools available to planners for shaping the future development of cities and regions
    6. analyse decision-making processes as they relate to urban and regional development, taking account of diverse interests as well as professional ethics.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

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    Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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