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Planning and Environmental Management

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

Undergraduate awards are awarded by the HETAC or Higher Education Institutes.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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4 Years
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280

2014 Points

280

Change from 2013: 

20

Points History:

2013 - 260
2012 - 275
2011 - 270
2010 - 315
2009 - 330
2008 - 375
2007 - 360
2006 - 375
2005 - 390
2004 - 365
2003 - 390
2002 - 400
2001 - 370

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Town planning is the practice of developing available land, resources, facilities and services in the most sensible way; considering physical, economic, and social efficiency, and health and well-being of urban and rural communities.


 
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The following FETAC Major Awards may be used for entry into this course. Click on the course codes view a list of FETAC courses that provide that award.


Essential Module Requirements:
Must possess distinctions in 5 modules in the FETAC level 5/6 qualification which must include 4 of the following:

  • A20012 or 5N1604
  • A20017 or 5N1862
  • A20189 or 5N0764
  • A20191 or 5N1558
  • A20209 or 5N0784
  • B20012 or 5N0783
  • B20028 or 5N1977
  • B20029 or 5N2066
  • B20145 or 5N1952
  • C20006 or 5N2746
  • C20008 or 5N1570
  • C20011 or 5N2747
  • C20033 or 5N2751
  • C20037 or 5N1637
  • C20049 or 5N2528
  • C20055 or 5N2530
  • C20139 or 5N1833
  • C20174
  • C20190 or 5N2527
  • D20031
  • D20130 or 5N1453
  • D20156 or 5N5386
  • D20157 or 5N4647
  • D20158 or 5N4646
  • E20113 or 5N1296
  • E20114 or 5N1274
  • E20115 or 5N0762


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Many Spatial Planning graduates specialise in urban design, retail, property development, transport or other specialist areas. Graduates of the programme may find employment in government agencies, local authorities, with industry or in private practice.

Environmental Management graduates may find employment in industry, environmental management consultancies, state agencies or local authorities on environmental management audits, waste management, environmental impact assessments and conservation management.



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