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SDUP71-110: Professional Planning Practice: Theory and Ethics


Planning practice requires an understanding of the diverse roles, skills, knowledge and ethics of being a professional planner. Planning practice involves working both in private consultancy as well as the public sector. Planners need to have diverse skills in critical thinking, problem-solving, interdisciplinary collaboration, communication, policy research and spatial analysis. Planning practice requires a sound knowledge of planning theories and perspectives on areas such as gender, cultural diversity and conflict management. Planners also need to have a strong understanding of professional ethics. This subject aims to provide an overview of the planning profession, highlighting the links between professional practice, planning theory and ethics. 

Subject details

FacultyFaculty of Society & Design
Semesters offered
  • September 2022 [Standard Offering]
  • September 2023 [Standard Offering]
Study areas
  • Architecture and Built Environment
Subject fees
  • Commencing in 2022: $5,310
  • Commencing in 2023: $5,450

Learning outcomes

1. Develop diverse skills of planning in professional practice 2. Understand and apply planning theories in practice 3. Evaluate the role of ethics in planning practice 4. Analyse the links between planning practice, theory and ethics

Enrolment requirements

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Restrictions: ?
  • Study Abroad Students

Subject outlines

Subject dates

Standard Offering
Enrolment opens18/07/2021
Semester start13/09/2021
Subject start13/09/2021
Cancellation 1?27/09/2021
Cancellation 2?04/10/2021
Last enrolment26/09/2021
Withdraw – Financial?09/10/2021
Withdraw – Academic?30/10/2021
Teaching census?08/10/2021