This unit of study examines planning principles, processes and practices in Australia. Private and municipal building surveyors carry out the statutory role of ensuring that proposed building projects meet relevant compliance requirements prior to issuing building permits in accordance with planning permits. Research skills such as writing a proposal, undertaking literature search and persuasive writing will be applied to substantiate a case for decision making in the context of planning, heritage, sustainability, indigenous culture and environmental protection. Critical analysis in the capacity of building surveyors will be applied to public policy, professional practice, ethics and the code of conduct.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Recommended texts and other reading and course materials will be listed in VU Collaborate.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):