Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning

Help shape the future of our livable environments

Planners play a key role in shaping our communities and, increasingly, the profession has been tasked with providing more innovative responses to changing urban form and more effective frameworks for private sector investment.

This course offers a part-time study option (if you're waist deep in job deadlines) and is delivered using a combination of flexible education modes including tutorials, workshops and field trips. This project's conclusion? You'll have a professional body of knowledge that will help score you that ideal job – whether it's in a private consulting firm, development company or in a suitably well-planned government department.

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Admission open to

Domestic students and International students

Level of Study


Full-time Study Duration

0.5 years

Lowest Selection Rank




Course code


CRICOS number


Career Outcomes

Study a Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning at UC and you will:

  • develop an enhanced understanding of the theory and practice of planning across government and community expectations as a vehicle for change in urban and regional environments
  • develop capabilities in problems solving and policy response in a multi-disciplinary context
  • understand the concept of professional ethics and social responsibility in the planning community.

Career Opportunities

Opportunities exist for Graduate Certificate in Urban and Regional Planning graduates in a range of sectors, including:

  • local, state and federal governments involved with urban affairs, environmental management, transport, community development, heritage conservation, regional prosperity and related fields
  • private consulting forms
  • development companies.

Work Integrated Learning

Work-integrated learning (WIL) is learning first-hand through real work or work-like experiences. WIL is a key element to enhancing employability in the workplace and is integral to many of our courses. This reinforces our commitment to preparing professional and highly employable graduates with the right mix of skills and knowledge.

Course details

Sample study plan


  • Economics for managers
  • Environmental planning and assessment
  • Foundations of urban and regional planning
  • Restricted choice unit x 1

Course specific

Students must have a Bachelor's degree in any field or equivalent as approved by the University.


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