Not offered in 2019

Unit description

Provides students with grounding in the core knowledge and skills associated with strategic land use planning at both local and regional levels. This unit will provide foundation skills to support student practice in the field of strategic planning through examination of key knowledge areas including statutory context, strategic thinking, community engagement, plan making and mapping.

Unit content

Topic 1: Statutory Context for Strategic Planning in NSW

Topic 2: Plan Making in NSW (Statutory and Non Statutory Plans)

Topic 3: Strategic Thinking

Topic 4: Demographics and Trend Analysis

Topic 5: Opportunities and Constraints Mapping

Topic 6: Community Involvement in Strategic Planning

Topic 7: Writing Strategic Plans

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


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


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2019 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

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