La Trobe University

Graduate Diploma in Planning

La Trobe University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00115M

Plan for a sustainable future. Our Earth is experiencing unprecedented population growth. As human societies continue to rapidly expand, our governments urgently need more skilled professionals who can design communities that are liveable, sustainable and equitable. With the Australian Government forecasting strong job growth for urban and regional planners, there's never been a better time to build you skills in this important field. If you're passionate about the big issues in planning and want to help shape the world around you, La Trobe's Graduate Diploma in Planning offers a unique opportunity to build your skills in this high-demand field. Learn how to create sustainable towns, cities and regions, and explore the latest research on planning best practice from award-winning professional planners.


  • The Graduate Diploma in Planning is a 120-credit point course consisting of: Successful completion of a 75 credit points of disciplinary core subjects
  • and Successful completion of 45 credit points from the prescribed Elective List.

Standard entry requirements

  • Postgraduate: Prerequisites - Undergraduate requirements - Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • International: IELTS - 6.5 < 6.0 (PG minimum) - 6.5 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:

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bendigo International: $35,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 1 year
  • Part-time : 2 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Bendigo.

Your course fees will depend on the subjects you choose to study: each subject has its own costs. The total course fee may vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load, the time it takes to complete your course and your approved Credit for Prior Learning. Fees correct Friday, Dec 8 2023

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