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Graduate Diploma of Planning

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Award granted Graduate Diploma of Planning

This course is an exit option only

Length1 year full-time or part-time equivalent
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Deakin course code S663

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Course overview

The Graduate Diploma of Planning can only be completed as an exit option from the Master of Planning (Professional). The course is made up of 8 credit points of study that will help you to consolidate your understanding of planning from a variety of cross-discipline perspectives.


As a graduate of the course you will be able to contribute to a variety of areas across a range of planning issues and be broadly equipped to collaborate on projects within the public and private sectors.


The Healthy Cities specialism can only be completed in campus mode at Burwood (Melbourne).


Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.

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Course rules

To qualify for the award of Graduate Diploma of Planning, you must successfully complete 8 credit points from the units listed below.

  • 4 compulsory core units; and
  • 4 credit points of electives

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Course structure

Choose any four core units from the following:


Trimester 1

AIA718 Planning Theory, History and Current Issues  

SRD761 Designing Urban Environments  

SRP782 Urban Dynamics and Change  

SRR782 Research Methodology  


Trimester 2

SRA744 Urban Patterns and Precedents  

HSH724 "Glocal" Action for Healthy Cities and Communities  

SRM781 Managing Change and Innovation  

SRP781 Planning Processes and Practice  


Trimester 3

SRD762 Interdisciplinary Planning and Design  


Elective Units

Students may choose any specialisation comprising four elective credit points.


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