La Trobe University

Diploma in Urban and Regional Environments

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Vocational Education and Training (VET)
CRICOS: 00115M

La Trobe's Diploma in Urban and Regional Environments introduces you to urban and regional planning, with a focus on sustainability and environmental considerations. Whether you're looking for an entry-level qualification or a pathway into the Bachelor of Planning (Honours), you'll develop key skills in planning and design while building your understanding of sustainability from a regional, urban and global perspective. Examine the consequences of human interactions with natural environments. From there, delve into the ongoing challenges of climate change, as well as its many causes and impacts. Explore the range of scientific, social and commercial approaches to addressing this critical issue. Learn how environmental assets such as soils, water, vegetation and biodiversity are improved and protected through natural resources management.

Structure

To qualify for the award of Diploma in Urban and Regional Environments, students must complete a total 120credit points consisting of: 90 core credit-points 15 core-choice credit points 15 elective credit points

Subjects

  • First Year Subjects: Academic Integrity Module
  • Climate, Sustainability and Society
  • Economic Issues and Public Policy
  • Exploring Living Environments
  • Introducing Plan Making
  • Introduction to Aboriginal Australia
  • Mapping, Analysing and Visualising Data
  • Politics, Philosophy and Economics
  • Society, People and Place
  • Wominjeka La Trobe: Indigenous Cultural Literacy for Higher Education

Standard entry requirements

  • Recent secondary education - VTAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (20) - Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English (EAL) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.
  • Recent secondary education - UAC prerequisite: Year 12 English prerequisite (Band 2) - equivalent to VCE 20 - One of English Standard, English Advanced (Band 2), English as an Additional Language or Dialect (Band 3).
  • Non Year 12 - Vocational Education & Training: VET prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - To be eligible for an offer of admission into the Diploma in Urban and Regional Environments at La Trobe University, an applicant must:
  • Meet the stated criteria for Year 12 or Non Year 12 admission, OR
  • Successful completion of two of the following four Open Access Pathway subjects:
  • PLA1ELE EXPLORING LIVING ENVIRONMENTS
  • PLA1ISP INTRODUCING PLAN MAKING
  • GEG1SPP SOCIETY, PEOPLE AND PLACE
  • GEG1MAV MAPPING, ANALYSING AND VISUALISING DATA
  • Non Year 12 - Higher Education study: HE prerequisites - Course specific requirements - Subject proficiency: Demonstrated proficiency equivalent to stated Year 12 prerequisites.
  • International: IELTS - (6.0 < 6.0) (UG standard/minimum) - 6.0 IELTS (Academic) with no individual band less than 6.0.
  • Note: This course may be subject to alternative or extra entry requirements depending on your life circumstances and/or work experience. For the complete entry requirements, please search for your course on the La Trobe website: latrobe.edu.au/courses

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