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Planning Theory and Process 1 (7968.4)

Level: Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Arts and Design
Discipline: Discipline of Built Environment and Design


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    • Semester 2, 2015, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (139534) - View

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    This unit develops a planning framework to guide plan making. It includes tools and techniques to develop: needs analyses, the development of policy, developing strategies to implement policy, action plans and the budget process, performance monitoring and evaluation. Good governance principles are addressed.

    Learning Outcomes

    1. An understanding of the planning cycle and how this can be utilised to structure an approach to plan making. The ability to utilise tools and techniques to develop a needs analysis as a basis for policy making. The critical analytical ability to dissect and analyse complex problems, understand the underlying issues and be able to make rational recommendations or decisions based on reasoned argument. The ability to utilise this in a policy paper.
    2. The creative ability to broaden the context of any problem or opportunity and be able to think laterally of possible solutions. An understanding of good governance principles of accountability, transparency, accessibility, equity, efficiency, effectiveness and the processes and relationships which support these. An ability to develop an action plan based on policy.An understanding of the budget process.

    Contact Hours

    3 hours of lectures and tutorials per week.



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