PLANNING 7029 - Planning Professional Practice

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2014

This course examines the professional practice and management of planning in government and private practice and the legal framework within which it operates. Topics include: ethical practice; the character and operation of planning offices in state and local government; applicable law; the processes of development planning and control, and associated issues of environmental impact, judgment in multi-criteria situations, and aesthetic preferences; professional memberships and registration; risk and professional liability; and personal career planning.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PLANNING 7029
    Course Planning Professional Practice
    Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment
    Term Semester 2
    Level Postgraduate Coursework
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Up to 6 hours per week
    Restrictions Available to M Plan, M Plan (UD) and M EP&M students only
    Course Description This course examines the professional practice and management of planning in government and private practice and the legal framework within which it operates. Topics include: ethical practice; the character and operation of planning offices in state and local government; applicable law; the processes of development planning and control, and associated issues of environmental impact, judgment in multi-criteria situations, and aesthetic preferences; professional memberships and registration; risk and professional liability; and personal career planning.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Professor Jon Kellett

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    The course will run in two streams, one looking at Planning Policy and Practice, the second at Planning Law. Teaching sessions take place on Mondays 10-1.00 and 2 -5.00. The first session of the semester will be on Monday 28th July at 2.00 in the Forum Theatre.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On completion of this course students will be able to:
    1. Critically review different types of planning system
    2. Demonstrate a sound understanding of the South Australian statutory planning system
    3. Demonstrate a critical understanding of South Australian planning law
    4. Analyse current planning policy issues and propose amendments
    5. Analyse development applications and make recommendations
    6. Prepare development assessment reports


    University Graduate Attributes

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:

    University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
    Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 1,2,3
    The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 1,4,6
    An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 4,5,6
    Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 1,6
    A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 4,6
    A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 4
    A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5,6
    An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5,6
  • Learning Resources
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    Classroom sessions will consist of lectures and tutorials
    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The course is divided into two parts, namely Planning Policy and Practice  and secondly Planning Law. The Law section will commence in week 5 and run on Monday afternoons until the end of semester. There are assessed items related to each of the two major components of the course.The Policy and Practice sessions will commence in week one, initially on Monday afternoons and later on Monday mornings. All sessions are timetabled for three hours.
    Learning Activities Summary
    Schedule                          Policy                       Law
    Week 1 Planning systems
    Week 2 The development process
    Week 3 Policy and regulation
    Week 4 Overview of SA system
    Week 5 Legal and Admin frameworks Law commences
    Week 6 Development plans Law TBA
    Week 7 Dealing with development applications Law TBA
    Week 8 Planning reform Law TBA
    Week 9 Public holiday
    Week 10 Appeals and enforcement Law TBA
    Week 11 Law TBA
    Week 12 Law TBA
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
     Assignment 1: Comparing planning systems (1000 words) Summative

    Friday Week 5

    15%  1
     Assignment 2: DA Report (1500 words) Summative Friday Week 9 30% 2,5,6
    Assignment 3: Law

    Summative friday Week 8 20% 2,3
    Assignment 4: Law Summative Friday Week12 20% 2,3
    Portfolio exercises
    ( 1000 words)
    Formative In weekly tutorials 15% 2,3,4,5
    Assessment Detail
    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme)
    Grade Mark Description
    FNS   Fail No Submission
    F 1-49 Fail
    P 50-64 Pass
    C 65-74 Credit
    D 75-84 Distinction
    HD 85-100 High Distinction
    CN   Continuing
    NFE   No Formal Examination
    RP   Result Pending

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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