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Sustainable Planning Major


This major is recommended for students wishing to focus on how urban and regional planning can influence the sustainability of built and natural environments.

This major provides students with an understanding of how the principles and practices of sustainability are incorporated in urban and regional planning systems in Australia. It includes concepts of environmental planning, sustainable transport, and the influence of urban design on sustainable built environments.





Mount Lawley


South West (Bunbury)



Cross-Campus Attendance

This major will be delivered across campuses. Students will be required to attend classes on both campuses to complete the major.

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Major details

Learning Outcomes

  1. Collaborate in team settings to produce measurable outcomes and evaluate team processes in a business environment.
  2. Communicate and convey business knowledge, advice and ideas clearly in both written and oral formats, using relevant levels of technology and transliteracy proficiency.
  3. Demonstrate in depth, broad and coherent knowledge of the theories, underlying principles, concepts and techniques of sustainable business management as a basis for independent lifelong learning.
  4. Demonstrate initiative and judgement to identify, plan, make decisions and solve sustainable business management problems.
  5. Exercise critical thinking and judgement to recommend appropriate solutions to solve unpredictable and sometimes complex sustainable business management problems or issues using sustainable social, ethical, legal, economic, regulatory and global perspectives.
  6. Obtain, analyse and interpret sustainable business management information applying an international perspective to create, manage or adapt innovative ideas, concepts or techniques.
  7. Reflect on and evaluate personal practices and performance feedback to identify opportunities for learning in the context of employment and life.
  8. Review, analyse and synthesise theoretical and technical sustainable business management knowledge to pair a business with a suitable environment.

Work Experience Option

Students in this unit set have the opportunity to seek a Work Integrated Learning placement with an industry partner.

Attendance requirements

Students are required to complete a minimum of 100 hours. Host organisations may require students to attend work after hours and on the weekends.

Clearances and/or Risk Management Protocols Required

Students must participate in an induction on the requirements and procedures for completing work placement including documentation and risk management.

Professional practice rules

Students must participate in an induction on the requirements and procedures for completing work placement including documentation and risk management.



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
ECF3603Environmental Economics15
ACS3133Aboriginal Communities15
PLN3630Environmental Planning15
SCI3453Sustainable Natural Resource Management15
SCM3203Environmental Impact Assessment15
Plus 3 units from:
FBL3501 ^Business Practicum15
PLN1600 ^Foundations of Planning15
PLN2600 ^Contemporary Planning15
PLN2601 ^Principles of Urban Design15
PLN2605 ^The Practice of Planning15
PLN3606 ^Urban Planning for Health15
PLN3607 ^Transport Planning15
PLN3609 ^Heritage Planning15
PLN3623 ^Urban Design Case Study15
PLN3616 ^Planning Study Tour15

^ Core Option

This Major can be studied in the following courses


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