Graduate Certificate of Planning

Course summary for current students

Award granted Graduate Certificate of Planning

This course is an exit option only


1 year part-time

Deakin course codeS563

Course sub-headings

Course overview

The Graduate Certificate of Planning can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Planning (Professional). The course is made up of 4 credit points of study that will help you to develop an in depth awareness of planning issues from a variety of cross discipline perspectives.

Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

Fees and charges

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

 Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Certificate of Planning, you must successfully complete 4 credit points from the units listed below:

  • 2 compulsory core units; and
  • 2 credit points of electives selected from the specified list of units below.

Course structure

Choose any two core units from the following:

Trimester 1

AIA718Planning Theory, History and Current Issues

SRD761Designing Urban Environments

SRR782Research Methodology

Trimester 2

SRA744Urban Patterns and Precedents

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

Trimester 3

SRD762Interdisciplinary Planning and Design

Choose any two elective units from the following:

(Note: students should refer to the Master of Planning (S763) course rules if they are planning on undertaking a specialism in the Graduate Diploma or Masters program in the future).

SRA742Urban Perspectives

SRD764Urban Design Studio

SRM771Work Place Assessment

SRM781Managing Change and Innovation

SRM752Advanced Project Management

HSH709Health and Social Impact Assessment

HSH736Community Consultation and Participation

HSH724"Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities

HSH740People, Health and Planning

AIM701Heritage, Memory and Identity

AIM703Introduction to Heritage Planning

AIM707Introduction to Traditional Buildings

AIP740Public Policy Analysis

AIP748Intergovernmental Relations

AIP747Policy and Program Evaluation

SLE721Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development

SLE720Risk Assessment and Control

SLE725Environmental Management Systems

SRA760Urban Ecologies

SRP761Urban Ecologies and Vegetation

SRP781Planning Processes and Practice

SRP782Urban Dynamics and Change

MMP742Investment Valuation


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