Credit points: 15

Subject outline

Building on the foundational concepts introduced in semester 1, you will engage in a series of practicums, a site visit and a simple planning project to gain an introduction to plan making processes and learn how they connect with our physical environments. This subject is designed to connect theory to practice, and in doing so, reveal your questions about how, why and what it means to plan well, so you can apply an analytical approach and critical questioning in your later years of study.

SchoolHumanities and Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 1 - UG

Available as ElectiveYes

Learning Activitieslectures, tutorials, report, group report, exam, computer lab

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready


Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

COMMUNICATION - Communicating and Influencing
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Creativity and Innovation
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Critical Thinking and Problem Solving
INQUIRY AND ANALYSIS - Research and Evidence-Based Inquiry
PERSONAL AND PROFESSIONAL - Leadership and Teamwork

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Demonstrate competence in the use of computerised planning information
02. Identify how planning schemes operate and the purposes and uses of various approaches to land use planning
03. Interpret the principal features of the Victorian planning system and related administrative processes, and of environmental and planning legislation
04. Apply knowledge to a practical planning project.

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 2, Blended


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Class requirements

Lecture/WorkshopWeek: 30 - 42
One 3.00 hours lecture/workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via blended.


Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Practicums (1500) Focus on planning systems

N/AOtherIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3

Group report (1000 words) Focus on understanding plan making as practice

N/AReportGroupNo30 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4

Field Trip Report (1500 words) As a folio of work on the project site and other visits

N/AReportIndividualNo35 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3