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What will I learn?

Planners help make spaces and life more liveable. Planners shape cities, towns and regions through the management of development, infrastructure and services. They develop plans, strategies and designs to shape communities, to improve the quality of life for its people and environment.

A key component of this postgraduate qualification relates to the planning and development of sustainable cities and regions. The courses studied pivot around real-world issues and therefore provide you with relevant skills that are transferable in the workplace.

This qualification lays a solid foundation of knowledge and is a great pathway into the professional accredited and recognised Master of Urban and Regional Planning.

What you'll learn

This graduate diploma will equip you with the knowledge, skills and practical expertise needed to embark on a career in the field of urban and regional planning. You will learn about:

sustainable urban design and development
planning governance and policy
planning for healthy cities
planning law and ethics
development assessment
transport and planning

Your career

This degree opens up excellent career opportunities for graduates. You may be involved in:

planning and designing towns and suburbs
development assessment
environmental and transport planning
social and community-based planning
the protection of heritage buildings and landscapes
planning of healthy cities
neighbourhood and urban regeneration
development of regional and rural communities

Which department am I in?

UniSA Creative

CRICOS

000579A

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
A$36,600.00 (19,91,295) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

25 July 2022, 27 February 2023, 24 July 2023

Venue

City West Campus

North Terrace,

ADELAIDE,

South Australia,

5000, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

At a minimum you must have successfully completed an undergraduate degree, to the required standard, from a recognized higher institution in Australian or the international equivalent and/or the equivalent professional work experience. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Academic: Overall 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

For international students

Applicants will normally hold a degree or recognised equivalent qualification.
Applicants with a completed Graduate Certificate in Building and Planning are also eligible for entry.

English Language Requirements:

IELTS score of 6.5 (with 6.0 in Reading and Writing); TOEFL iBT score of 79 with Reading and Writing not less than 18; TOEFL paper-based test (PBT) score of 577 with TWE of 4.5; Cambridge CAE/CPE score of 177; Pearson's test of English (Academic) (PTE) score of 58 with Reading and Writing communicative scores not less than 50; CELUSA score of AE5.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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