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MGD Foundation Course 2024

The aim of the Foundation course is to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to guide them through the ethical, legal and practical requirements of decision making under Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA).


The Making Good Decisions Programme (MGD) Foundation Course covers 10 modules and is run over two days.

Module 1 - Natural Justice and Ethics

Module 2 - Principles of RMA Decision Making

Module 3 - Considerations Relating to Maori

Module 4 - The Planning Framework and Hearings

Module 5 - Consent Hearings

Module 6 - Roles of Participants in Hearings

Module 7 - Procedures for Hearings under the RMA

Module 8 - Managing Hearings

Module 9 - Considering, Testing and Weighing Evidence

Module 10 - Deliberation and Preparing Decisions

Assessment information

Please note there is a pre assessment that needs to be completed prior to attending the course which counts for 20% of the final result.  There is also a post assessment on completion of the course which counts for 80% of the final result. 

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