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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

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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.

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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

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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.

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Course structure

Choose any two core units from the following:


Trimester 1

AIA718 Planning Theory, History and Current Issues  

SRD761 Designing Urban Environments  

SRR782 Research Methodology  



Trimester 2

SRA744 Urban Patterns and Precedents  

HSH724 "Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  


Trimester 3

SRD762 Interdisciplinary 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).


SRA742 Urban Perspectives  

SRD764 Urban Design Studio  

SRM771 Work Place Assessment  

SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation  

SRM752 Advanced Project Management  

HSH709 Health and Social Impact Assessment  

HSH736 Community Consultation and Participation  

HSH724 "Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

HSH740 People, Health and Planning  

AIM701 Heritage, Memory and Identity  

AIM703 Introduction to Heritage Planning  

AIM707 Introduction to Traditional Buildings  

AIP740 Public Policy Analysis  

AIP748 Intergovernmental Relations  

AIP747 Policy and Program Evaluation  

SLE721 Policy and Planning for Sustainable Development  

SLE720 Risk Assessment and Control  

SLE725 Environmental Management Systems  

SRA760 Urban Ecologies  

SRP761 Urban Ecologies and Vegetation  

SRP781 Planning Processes and Practice  

SRP782 Urban Dynamics and Change  

MMP742 Investment Valuation  


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8th June 2007