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Unit Summary

Unit type

Hons Unit

Credit points

24

AQF level

8

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Develops student capability to undertake a full scale planning project drawing on core skills from the statutory and strategic planning disciplines. This Capstone Project unit represents the culmination of the Regional and Urban Planning degree, integrating the knowledge and skills gained throughout the course, including planning theory and principles, practical planning, decision making, communication and management. The unit will also address the key competencies identified by the Planning Institute of Australia for the planning profession.

Unit content

Major Project Formulation, Planning, Design, Management, Execution and Evaluation.

Writing Planning Instruments and Policy.

Integrating Core Planning Skills — Statutory and Strategic Planning.

Core Planning Competencies and their Application.

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 demonstrate an understanding of the project planning and management principles and their application of regional and urban planning projects
2 apply a systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major planning project
3 demonstrate integration of statutory and strategic planning skills and processes in the delivery of planning projects
4 demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a planner
5 demonstrate awareness and understanding of the core competencies and skills applicable to the planning profession
6 demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills applicable to the planning profession.

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the project planning and management principles and their application of regional and urban planning projects
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
  2. apply a systematic processes to formulate, design and manage the undertaking of a major planning project
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA4:
    • GA5:
  3. demonstrate integration of statutory and strategic planning skills and processes in the delivery of planning projects
    • GA4:
  4. demonstrate awareness of the professional and ethical responsibilities of a planner
    • GA3:
    • GA6:
    • GA7:
  5. demonstrate awareness and understanding of the core competencies and skills applicable to the planning profession
    • GA1:
    • GA3:
    • GA4:
  6. demonstrate clear and effective written and oral communication skills applicable to the planning profession.
    • GA6: