Resource Management Act and Local Government Act

72292

This course is designed to give you practical knowledge of local government and resource management legislation (including current reform initiatives).

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    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying

In this course, you will discuss the requirements of the legislation and be able to apply knowledge to a variety of planning and resource planning permission scenarios.  You will examine the functions and responsibilities of central and local government agencies, and explore current policy and changes to the law of importance to practitioners.   You will also discuss the Treaty of Waitangi/ Te Tiriti o Waitangi and its significance in environmental planning.

Topics covered include:

  • The purpose and principles of the Local Government Act
  • Functions and responsibilities of central and local government agencies
  • The reasons for current resource management reform
  • Resource consent processes under existing and proposed legislation (including the Natural and Built Environments Act)
  • Consultation requirements under environmental legislation, including the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi

Entry requirements

You need to have successfully completed study at Level 5 to enter this course. 

Assessment

This course is 100% internally assessed.

Computer requirements

You need to have access to a computer or device and reliable internet, and email. 

Textbooks

No textbooks are needed for this course.

Computer and internet requirements

To complete this course you will need access to a laptop or desktop computer, reliable broadband internet connection and a data plan able to support online learning such as streaming of videos (including YouTube), downloading content, and writing and submitting online assessments. If you are unsure if your current computer or internet access allows you to complete your online learning with us, please contact us before applying to enrol.

How to enrol

Before enrolling in this course you need to:

  • choose the qualification you will study the course under
  • check the order that courses in the qualification should be studied in the Qualification Structure table. This is in the Choose courses and apply tab on the qualification page.

Work towards

You can do this course as part of these qualifications:

Certificate of Proficiency
Bachelor's Degree
Graduate Certificate
Graduate Diploma

Course availability over the next 12 months

Dec
2023
Jan
Feb

Trimester 1 enrolment dates

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14 Feb 2023
27 Feb 2023
18 Jun 2023
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul

Trimester 2 enrolment dates

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20 Jun 2023
3 Jul 2023
22 Oct 2023
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
  •  
    Level
    6
  •  
    Credits
    20
  •  
    Cost
    $772 NZ Domestic
    $2,393 NZ International
  •  
    EFTS
    0.1667
  • Delivery type
    2023
    Trimester 1 & 2 2023 Online only
  • Teaching weeks 16 weeks
  • Workload Approximately 13 hours per week
  •  
    Prerequisites Check entry and other requirements under the qualification you are studying