Why Do This Online Course?

State Government Agencies can play a crucial role in fostering a place-based approach. They need to be aware of the ways that they could enable or constrain placemaking actions by local governments, local businesses and community groups.

This course will enable you to:

  • Understand the broad overview of the way cities and urban areas work
  • Think like a placemaker
  • Discover the ideas and insights from placemaking professionals with years of experience
  • See some examples of how State Governments have been involved in placemaking programs

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Appreciate the roles can State Government departments and agencies can play in creating great places
  • Communicate the opportunities and benefits of placemaking at a State Government level
  • Utilise the Top 10 Tips for Placemaking in State Governments in your work


Most students will take around 7 hours to complete the course, but there are additional readings should you wish to extend your learning.


Learn at your own pace, when you want, where you want!

What you will learn

Key principles

Learn what placemaking is and is not

Collaboration and relationships

Fostering a positive, 'yes' culture

Focusing on the whole (the place) rather than the parts (the detailed elements)

Place-based approaches

Why working with places can be more effective in the short, medium and long-term

Common challenges and how you might solve them

How to begin a place-based approach at the State Government level

The skills you need to know to help you be successful

Learn from some of the

best placemakers

This course features ideas and insights from some of the leaders of the placemaking movement in Australasia:

Ethan Kent - PlacemakingX

  • David Engwicht - Creative Communities International

Joanne Taylor - Place Leaders Asia Pacific

Brooke Williams - Fourfold Studio

  • Gilbert Rochecouste - Village Well

Mike Fisher - Activation Manager

Dean Cracknell at Town Team Movement

They collectively have decades of experiences in placemaking and working with local governments to achieve results.

Satisfaction guaranteed!

We think that you will enjoy and benefit from completing this course.

If you are not satisfied with it within 30 days from date of purchase, we will refund the purchase price.

"This course did well in emphasising a permissions based, people led approach. That's where I think I got the most benefit from the course."

Price to complete the course in Australian dollars

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Price to complete the course in Australian dollars