CORE PLANNING TRAINING FOR STRONG FOUNDATIONS

That's inspiring planning.

From core content knowledge to foundational procedural and process—we bring the industry’s most respected and reliable planning training to your career and team.

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Download our course guide above, browse our core programs below or head to our events calendar to view upcoming programs.

YOU'LL BE INSPIRED BY WHAT YOU CAN DO.

strengten-knowledge

Strengthen your foundational knowledge.

Develop and evolve your skills and specialties.

Build confidence and greater trust amongst teams.

Advance your planning career and get more job-ready.

Learning that's hands-on and low-pressure.

BUILT FORM AND LAND USE ASSESSMENT

Practical and skills-based techniques for preparing and assessing land use and development applications.

Next level skills: advanced plan reading skills for planners and development professionals

Develop your core plan reading skills with hands-on learning in an interactive setting with real world examples.

Ahead of the game. Stay out front of new trends.

Confidence boost. Elevate interpretation confidence.

Next level skills. Develop your plan reading.

Throwing shade: advanced shadow assessment​

Develop your shadow plan reading skills – focusing on the more complex elements, with scenarios and real world examples.

Extend your skillset. Develop your shadow plan reading.

Master the software. Understand digital shadow planning.

Better assess compliance. Review current overshadowing scenarios.

ResCode: Decode— Advanced Rescode Intensive

Develop your ResCode assessment skills with hands-on learning in an interactive setting with real world examples.

Across the detail. Develop an in-depth knowledge of Rescode standards.

Confidence boost. Elevate interpretation confidence.

Next level skills. Develop advanced skills.

Browse more of our core training programs and courses in Built Form and Land Use Assessment.

STRATEGIC AND FORWARD PLANNING

  Learn of changes in Victoria’s Planning Provisions, hear of trends, and master contemporary planning schemes.

Developing and Applying the Modern Planning Scheme

Understand the fundamental principles for translating planning schemes into the new VPP or PPF structures—including how schemes are written.

Face the future.
Industry experts share trends.

Go deeper.
Delve into principles and frameworks.

Make better decisions.
Develop your informed decision-making.

Browse more of our core training programs and courses in Strategic and Forward Planning.

PLANNING LAW AND VCAT

  Better understand planning law and VCAT procedures through key legislative and regulatory lenses and key legal principles. 

Existing Use Rights—When, How and How Much

Develop your knowledge of the history, context and application of these rights—and how they are established, protected, regulated and lost.

Across the detail.
Know the nature and scope of use rights.

Deeper understanding.
Regulatory mechanisms and their use.

Next level skills.
Hone capacity to deal with these rights.

Did you order the code red? Cross examining witnesses

Learn the rules of cross-examination and how to prepare to be cross examined.

Better survive VCAT.
Attend VCAT with more confidence.

Industry Experts.
Guidance from experts in cross examination.

Next level skills.
Expand your cross examinations skills.

Section 173 Agreements - when, why and how

Develop an understanding of the principles of drafting and interpreting Section 173 Agreements.

Across the detail.
Know when and how to use Section 173 Agreements.

Deeper understanding.
Understand the limitations of Section 173 agreements.

Confidence boost.
Elevate interpretation confidence.

Browse more of our core training programs and courses in Strategic and Forward Planning.

NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

  Understand environmental regulatory systems in and out of the planning scheme including impact assessment locally, regionally and nationally.

Climate Change

A collaboration between ADDO and the Centre for Policy Development—aimed at improving climate-related knowledge, networks and actions.

Face the future.
Understand crucial planning challenges.

Develop networks.
Share knowledge and access support.

Better participate and guide.
In your local and municipal responses.

Environmental Foundations: foundations of bushfire and native vegetation

A refresh your knowledge of requirements for development in bushfire hazard areas, and the definition and management of native vegetation.

Better manage complexity.
To achieve low levels of bushfire risk.

Better assess risk.
When and how to consider bushfire risk.

Better apply guidelines
Know how to 'avoid, minimise and offset'.

Browse more of our core training programs and courses in Strategic and Forward Planning.

DECISION MAKING IN PROPERTY AND PLANNING

  Make better decisions in statutory systems, including using frameworks and minimising tribunal overturns.

Effective Decision Making

Develop clarity and capacity in decision-making in statutory contexts—for professional and transparent decisions less likely to be overturned.

Know the system.
When and how to exercise discretion.

Steady and consistent.
Apply techniques for consistency.

Better survive VCAT.
Take stronger decisions to VCAT.

Effective Condition Writing

Develop a strong toolkit for writing valid and enforcable conditions, build on knowledge gained around effectoive decision-making, and improve overall consistency.

Valid or not?
Understand valid conditions.

Master conditions.
Tightly worded, enforceable conditions.

Achieve consistency.
Use a consistent framework for conditions.

Understanding Land Use Terms

Expand and deepen your statutory planning capacity to assess and deliberate on permit applications. Includes all relevant case law and key legal principles.

Effective decisions.
Build confidence assessing permits.

Across the detail.
Review Advisory Committee's report.

Understand in-nominate.
Recognise when uses are in-nominate.

Browse more of our core training programs and courses in Decision Making.

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