24 months
33200 AUD/year
21000 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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There's never been a better time to build new skills and follow your passion. Apply now to secure your place for the Master of Planning from La Trobe University.

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The Master of Planning from La Trobe University  will allow you to work with community development planning agencies and non-governmental organisations in urban, regional and rural areas in Australia and overseas. 

It provides specialist knowledge and practical skills in a range of rural and regional development issues including: community development, healthy urban design, food security, child friendly and active environments, land-use planning and environmental and social policy at local, regional, national and international levels.

Career outcomes 

Graduates are likely to find diverse opportunities within government departments, including local governments, NGOs, research organisations, advocacy bodies and in the private sector in roles such as community development and management, advocacy, research, public policy development, social and community planning and urban, rural and environmental planning. Planners work as part of multi-disciplinary teams in social and economic development projects in developed and developing countries.


The Spatial Planning stream within the Master of Community and Planning Development is accredited by the Planning Institute of Australia (PIA). 

Programme Structure

Courses include
  • Advanced Research Skills
  • Negotiation, Mediation and Community Consultation
  • Research Methods 
  • Planning Theory, Urban Strategy and Design 
  • Environmental, Social and Community Impact Assessment

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

La Trobe University assesses applications on a rolling basis which means you can apply for the next upcoming intake or available future intakes.


240 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 107134H

  • Successful completion of an Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent).
  • An approved graduate qualification (e.g: Graduate Diploma in a planning or planning related field).

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    33200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 33200 AUD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    21000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 21000 AUD per year during 24 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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