Applies students undergraduate and work related experience to both theoretical and practical aspects of land use and environmental planning. The unit centres developing higher order skills in the identification and application of key planning concepts, issues and processes, primarily in relation to statutory and strategic planning at the local and regional levels. In addition, coastal management, climate change, sustainability and community involvement are examined in relation to environmental planning.
Unit contentTopic 1: Nature and history of planning
Topic 2: NSW planning system and law
Topic 3: Environmental planning instruments and development control plans
Topic 4: Statutory planning/ development assessment
Topic 5: NSW Land and Environment Court
Topic 6: Strategic and regional planning
Topic 7: Environmental impact assessment
Topic 8: Community engagement
Topic 9: Coastal planning
Topic 10: Metropolitan and rural planning
Topic 11: Ethics and sustainability
Topic 12: Topical planning
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate advanced understanding of the role of planning, its origins and development, and the process of translating planning principles into professional practice.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Demonstrate an understanding of, and apply advanced critical thinking to, the principal aspects of the NSW planning system and planning policy development at the State, regional and local levels.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Analyse and apply legislative provisions in relation to the processes of development control, development assessment and strategic planning.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Apply environmental planning theory and practical skills to analyse and evaluate planning challenges and contemporary planning practice.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|5||Apply sustainability and environmental management principles to environmental planning.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Ethical practice||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Communication and social skills|
|6||Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the relationships between a variety of contemporary environmental and social issues and planning in NSW.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning||Cultural competence|
|7||Identify the roles of community consultation and public participation in planning and apply community engagement concepts and techniques in an environmental planning context.||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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