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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Unit aim

Provides students with grounding in the core knowledge and skills associated with strategic land use planning at both local and regional levels. This unit will provide foundation skills to support student practice in the field of strategic planning through examination of key knowledge areas including statutory context, strategic thinking, community engagement, plan making and mapping.

Unit content

Topic 1: Statutory Context for Strategic Planning in NSW

Topic 2: Plan Making in NSW (Statutory and Non Statutory Plans)

Topic 3: Strategic Thinking

Topic 4: Demographics and Trend Analysis

Topic 5: Opportunities and Constraints Mapping

Topic 6: Community Involvement in Strategic Planning

Topic 7: Writing Strategic Plans

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 apply the key principles of long term planning and strategic thinking
2 demonstrate an understanding of the strategic planning system in NSW
3 apply logic and planning principles to the preparation of strategic plans
4 illustrate planning concepts and ideas spatially
5 orally communicate the content of a strategic plan to a variety of stakeholders.

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

  1. apply the key principles of long term planning and strategic thinking
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
  2. demonstrate an understanding of the strategic planning system in NSW
    • GA4:
  3. apply logic and planning principles to the preparation of strategic plans
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. illustrate planning concepts and ideas spatially
    • GA4:
    • GA6:
  5. orally communicate the content of a strategic plan to a variety of stakeholders.
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • This textbook is also used in the prerequisite subject Development Assessment Studio: Farrier, D & Stein, PL (eds.), 2011, The Environmental Law Handbook: Planning and Land Use in NSW, 5th edn, Thomson Reuters (Lawbook Co). ISBN: 9780455228754.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.