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Unit description

Introduces students to the core knowledge and skills needed to practice as a contemporary planner in statutory planning and development assessment. A key emphasis in the unit is understanding and applying the skills needed to undertake development assessment (statutory planning) at a range of levels.  The unit is delivered in a collaborative environment through a studio model.

Unit content

Topic 1: NSW Development Assessment System
Topic 2: Types of Development
Topic 3: Development Assessment Process
Topic 4: Development Assessment Techniques and Merit Assessment
Topic 5: Writing for Planning Decision Makers

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1demonstrate an understanding and practical application of the NSW development assessment systemKnowledge of a discipline
2critically assess interconnected and complex issues as the basis for land use planning decision makingIntellectual rigourCreativityLifelong learning
3write clearly for statutory planning purposes and communicate complex planning issues to various audiencesLifelong learningCommunication and social skills
4compile a development application consistent with legislative requirements and best practiceKnowledge of a disciplineCommunication and social skills
5assess and peer review a development application and provide constructive feedback to stakeholders.Intellectual rigourLifelong learning

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding and practical application of the NSW development assessment system
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. critically assess interconnected and complex issues as the basis for land use planning decision making
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. write clearly for statutory planning purposes and communicate complex planning issues to various audiences
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. compile a development application consistent with legislative requirements and best practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  5. assess and peer review a development application and provide constructive feedback to stakeholders.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA5: Lifelong learning

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

Domestic

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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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