Course

Resource Management Act and Local Government Act


Course code 72292

This course is designed to provide you with a practical knowledge of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 2002. You will discuss the requirements of the legislation and be able to apply your knowledge to a variety of planning and resource consent scenarios. You will examine the functions and responsibilities of central and local government agencies and explore key case law. You will also discuss the Treaty of Waitangi and its significance in environmental planning.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • Choose the qualification you will study the course under. See the Work towards tab below for qualification options.
  • Check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses tab on the qualification page.
  • Level 6  
    Credits 20 
  • Study type Trimester  
    EFTS 0.1667  
  • Availability
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 enrol by 12 Feb 2019 to start 25 Feb 2019
    Trimester 2 enrol by 23 Jun 2019 to start 1 Jul 2019
  • Delivery type
    2019 :  
    Trimester 1 & 2 2019 Print only
  • Workload

    Allow approximately 10-12 hours study time per week for each 20 credit course. This may be higher around assessment due dates or exam time.

  • Fees
    2019 :  
    NZ students $730 + $60 annual administration fee
    International students $2,254 + $60 annual administration fee
  • Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying  

Topics covered include

  • purpose and principles of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the Local Government Act 2002
  • functions and responsibilities of central and local government agencies
  • legislative implementation
  • selected case law
  • the Treaty of Waitangi in environmental legislation; and
  • the contribution of the Resource Management Act to environmental management in New Zealand

Other requirements

  • While this course has no pre-requisites, previous successful study at Level 5 is required.
  • To study this course you will need access to a computer, email and the Internet.

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed

Textbooks

No textbooks are required for this course

Lecturer / Tutor