Diploma in Town Planning

Why study the Diploma in Town Planning at UNE?

The Diploma of Town Planning has been designed to provide an opportunity for university study for people who may never have considered nor undertaken university study before. It also provides a pathway to further university study.

The Diploma is an introductory course suited to:

* people who are looking at widening their employment prospects;

* people seeking a career change and who are interested in entering a career in planning;

* local government employees who wish to develop their skills and career prospects;

* TAFE students who have completed a CERT IV (in any area);

* people currently working in the planning system in a clerical/administrative capacity; and

* unqualified planning assistants.

The program consists of eight units. It includes four compulsory first-year units, followed by four elective units. The Diploma will normally take people two years to complete, at a rate of two units per trimester. However the programme is flexible and people may complete at different rates.

The course is delivered online and can be undertaken from any location. There is no compulsory on-campus attendance, although some of the units in the program have non-mandatory intensive schools which provide an opportunity for face-to-face instruction and interaction with other students. The online learning environment and support provided for the course also provides many opportunities for interaction with lecturers and students.

Completion of the Diploma does not in itself lead to membership of the Planning Institute of Australia - although for anyone who would like to go on to further study, units passed toward the Diploma can be credited towards the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at UNE. The UNE Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia.

Career Opportunities

Examples of career opportunities include positions in local and state government, private consulting firms, development companies, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields.

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Degree Snapshot

DURATION

Up to 4 years Part-time

FEES

CSP
International

2014 STUDY OPTIONS
Armidale

Trimester 1, Off Campus
Trimester 2, Off Campus

Official Abbreviation DipTownPlan
Course Type Undergraduate
Commencing
Responsible Campus Admission Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 2 Off Campus
Course Duration
  • Up to 4 years Part-time
Fees CSP / International
Total Credit Points 48
Benefits

Candidates who have successfully completed part, or all, of the Diploma may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, which is accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia.

How to Apply

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

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Intensive Schools

Intensive mandatory schools may be a requirement of some of the units in this course. See Unit Catalogue for specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy), this includes the completion of any Certificate IV from TAFE.

Practical, Clinical or Work Experience

Advanced Standing

A candidate may be granted advanced standing for units passed at this or another institution that have a reasonable degree of correspondence to units listed. Not more than 12 credit points of advanced standing may be granted under this rule.

Scholarships

The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.

Academic Colours

Mace (BCC 73)

Further Information

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These course rules & plans are ONLY to be used if you commenced, transferred or changed versions in the Diploma in Town Planning in 2014.

Admission to Candidature

A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy), this includes the completion of any Certificate IV from TAFE.

Advanced Standing

A candidate may be granted advanced standing for units passed at this or another institution that have a reasonable degree of correspondence to units listed in the Course Requirements. Not more than 12 credit points of advanced standing may be granted.

Period of Candidature

The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.

The course is offered on an off-campus part-time basis only.
Where a candidate has been granted advanced standing towards the diploma, the school may reduce proportionately the period of candidature.

Course Requirements

To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.
With the permission of the course coordinator, another unit relevant to Urban and Regional Planning may be substituted for one of the units listed in the program of study.

Program of Study

Candidates shall complete an approved program of study as outlined in the Course Schedule comprising:

Course Structure Credit Points
Core Units 24 cps
Listed Units 24 cps
Total 48 cps

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Award of Degree

Candidates who meet the course requirements shall be awarded the Diploma in Town Planning.

Improper Conduct

Candidates are referred to the Student Coursework Plagiarism and Academic Misconduct Rules.

Course Aims

Learning Outcomes Learning outcome information is currently unavailable for this course.
Graduate Attributes Graduate attribute information is currently unavailable for this course.

How to Apply

Domestic Students

All domestic students apply direct to UNE. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

For more information, click here

International Students

International students apply direct to UNE through International Marketing and Pathways. This course is only available off-campus (distance education).

For more information, click here