Study of Planning

The Planning Institute of Australia aims to promote the study of planning and the improvement of the skills of practising planners in Australia. To achieve these aims, PIA has for many years accredited tertiary education courses and recognised Australian qualifications that are considered to provide an adequate foundation of theory, skills, and knowledge to allow graduates to work as planners in the field of urban and regional planning.

The PIA website sets out the courses that are accredited by PIA, and from which graduates are eligible for membership of the Institute. This list has been prepared for people who wish to train as planners, and for qualified planners seeking membership of PIA. It describes the accredited courses that are currently on offer in each of the States and Territories, as well as those that are no longer offered, with contact details for further information.

Alternatively, TAFE SA also offers a Certificate IV in Local Government (Planning) for students seeking a career in Local Government.