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Unit description

Develops student capability to undertake a full scale planning project drawing on core skills from the statutory and strategic planning disciplines. This Capstone Project unit represents the culmination of the Regional and Urban Planning degree, integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course, including planning theory and principles, practical planning, decision making, communication and management. The unit will also address the key competencies identified by the Planning Institute of Australia for the planning profession.

Unit content

Major Project Formulation, Planning, Design, Management, Execution and Evaluation.

Writing Planning Instruments and Policy.

Integrating Core Planning Skills — Statutory and Strategic Planning.

Core Planning Competencies and their Application.

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 of the project planning and management principles and their application of regional and urban planning projectsIntellectual rigourCreativity
2apply a systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major planning project Intellectual rigourCreativityKnowledge of a disciplineLifelong learning
3demonstrate integration of statutory and strategic planning skills and processes in the delivery of planning projectsKnowledge of a discipline
4demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a plannerEthical practiceCommunication and social skillsCultural competence
5demonstrate awareness and understanding of the core competencies and skills applicable to the planning professionIntellectual rigourEthical practiceKnowledge of a discipline
6demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills applicable to the planning profession.Communication and social skills

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the project planning and management principles and their application of regional and urban planning projects
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
  2. apply a systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major planning project
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
  3. demonstrate integration of statutory and strategic planning skills and processes in the delivery of planning projects
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a planner
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. demonstrate awareness and understanding of the core competencies and skills applicable to the planning profession
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  6. demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills applicable to the planning profession.
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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