The Diploma of Town Planning has been designed to provide an opportunity for university study for people who may never have considered nor undertaken university study before. It also provides a pathway to further university study.
The Diploma is an introductory course suited to:
- * people who are looking at widening their employment prospects;
- * people seeking a career change and who are interested in entering a career in planning;
- * local government employees who wish to develop their skills and career prospects;
- * TAFE students who have completed a CERT IV (in any area);
- * people currently working in the planning system in a clerical/administrative capacity; and
- * unqualified planning assistants.
The program consists of eight units. It includes four compulsory first-year units, followed by four elective units. The Diploma will normally take people two years to complete, at a rate of two units per trimester. However the programme is flexible and people may complete at different rates.
The course is delivered online and can be undertaken from any location. There is no compulsory on-campus attendance, although some of the units in the program have non-mandatory intensive schools which provide an opportunity for face-to-face instruction and interaction with other students. The online learning environment and support provided for the course also provides many opportunities for interaction with lecturers and students.
Completion of the Diploma does not in itself lead to membership of the Planning Institute of Australia - although for anyone who would like to go on to further study, units passed toward the Diploma can be credited towards the Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning at UNE. The UNE Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning is fully accredited with the Planning Institute of Australia.
Examples of career opportunities include positions in local and state government, private consulting firms, development companies, state and federal government departments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields.
Detailed Course FactsApplication deadline You are advised to apply as early as possible Tuition fee
- EUR 12680 Year (National)
- EUR 12680 Year (International)
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Period of Candidature
The period of candidature shall be up to four years as a part-time candidate.
The course is offered on an off-campus part-time basis only.
Where a candidate has been granted advanced standing towards the diploma, the school may reduce proportionately the period of candidature.
To qualify for the award a candidate must pass units to the value of 48 credit points.
With the permission of the course coordinator, another unit relevant to Urban and Regional Planning may be substituted for one of the units listed in the program of study.
A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Rule Undergraduate Policy), this includes the completion of any Certificate IV from TAFE.
No work experience is required.
- Academic Excellence Scholarship
"The Academic Excellence Scholarship can provide up to a 50 % reduction in tuition per semester. These scholarships will be renewed if the student maintains superior academic performance during each semester of their 3-year Bachelor programme. The scholarship will be directly applied to the student’s tuition fees."
- Alumni Study Travel Fund
Scholarships for students who are already attending the University of Reading.
- Amsterdam Merit Scholarships
The University of Amsterdam aims to attract the world’s brightest students to its international classrooms. Outstanding students from outside the European Economic Area can apply for an Amsterdam Merit Scholarship.
* The scholarships shown on this page are suggestions first and foremost. They could be offered by other organisations than University of New England.
The University offers a number of Faculty/College and country scholarships available to Australian citizens and permanent residents.