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    Transferrability of credentials outside of Australia

    Hello,

    Was wondering if anyone knows the process or has some feedback on how long it would take / how difficult it is to study for and obtain an accredited Master's of Planning in AUS or NZ, and then subsequently return to North America (Canada or US) to work in the field.

    Cheers,

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    Graduate Diploma?

    hey mate,

    all the masters programs require you to do a work placement in Australia, and are generally 18 months full time. The graduate diploma is usually 12 months full time and can be done via Distance Ed (online).

    I am currently doing it through the Open University system (via Curtin), and it consists of a 'summer' subject (introductory subject), and four 25% subjects, being 2 a semester. It can be spread over a longer period if you wanted too.

    The graduate diploma will get you industry accreditation and allow you to work as a planner in Australia and New Zealand. uni.

    As for difficulty - if you have a moderate level of interest in the topics, you won't have any problems. The articles are good (and there are a lot to read!), the assignments challenging but not imposing, and there is a fair degree of online collaboration and discussion.

    Costs about $7'000 though.

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    Hi,

    I recently posted a similar question in the Student Lounge forum... if anybody has any advice, it would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks.

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