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Sustainable Design Assessment for planners – Individual License

About Sustainable Design Assessment for planners – Individual License

This Course is an introduction to the sustainable design assessment process with respect to planning permit applications submitted to Councils.

In this Course we look at the Sustainable Design Assessment in the Planning Process (SDAPP) program used by most Melbourne metropolitan councils, as well as, how the Built Environment Sustainability Scorecard (BESS) and other ancillary tools, such as the Green Building Council of Australia's (GBCA) Green Star rating tool, can be used to efficiently generate and assess the sustainable design criteria of developments with respect to planning permit applications.

We also look at local Council Municipal Strategic Statements (MSS), local activity centre, Victorian Planning Provisions (VPP) and Local Planning Policies (LPP) that support and require that sustainability assessments be undertaken for applications.

This Course covers the most efficient way to assess smaller applications (developments) and discusses strategies and methods to refer more complex applications for assessment.

The Course will provide a technically accurate, comprehensive training package delivered in a professional and engaging manner throughout each Module and Lesson; enabling and supporting Planners to use SDAPP and the BESS tool.

The Course consists of 7x Lessons (+ Bonus Content).

What's Next

This online Course is based on live SDAPP training given to the City of Monash, located in Melbourne; Australia.
The content remains broadly applicable across most Victorian Councils.

The Course is delivered as a series of video training Lessons; captured in the form of live courses and as narrated powerpoint slides.

The duration of the Course is approximately half a day (3.5 hours) whereby lessons may be broken into shorter 20-minute segments to allow desk-based, user paced learning, over the course of a week or two.

We have prepared a workbook and recommend that you also download the Course Guide and Workbook to support you with your learning.

We have included additional documents in the lessons.  These materials will also assist with future engagements when undertaking and/or reviewing SDAPP applications including familiarisation with BESS in regards to planning permit applications.

You will also be required to complete several short quizzes following the conclusion of each lesson, where applicable, in order to proceed.
Upon the conclusion of Lesson 7, you will be required to complete a Final Quiz, summarising the Course learnings.
Satisfactory completion of the Final Quiz will grant you with Course completion certification, a pass rate of 70% is required to achieve certification.

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We hope that you learn, grow and most of all, have fun, undertaking this Course.

Thank you and enjoy the journey.

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Sustainable Design Assessment for planners – Individual License

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