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Unit of Study LAW00119 - Local Government and Planning Law (2016)

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Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

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.

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

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 describe the way in which environmental planning instruments are made
2 demonstrate an understanding of the application of environmental planning instruments to an existing or proposed development on an area of land
3 critically evaluate the existing system of planning and emerging challenges
4 demonstrate knowledge of the constitution and structure of local government
5 analyse and apply in any given factual situation the law with respect to the processes of local government decision-making
6 evaluate the process of obtaining approval for an activity from local government
7 effectively conduct legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.

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

  1. describe the way in which environmental planning instruments are made
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the application of environmental planning instruments to an existing or proposed development on an area of land
    • GA4:
  3. critically evaluate the existing system of planning and emerging challenges
    • GA1:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  4. demonstrate knowledge of the constitution and structure of local government
    • GA4:
  5. analyse and apply in any given factual situation the law with respect to the processes of local government decision-making
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  6. evaluate the process of obtaining approval for an activity from local government
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  7. effectively conduct legal research, critical analysis and the written presentation of research and argument.
    • GA6:

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