The economic strength of a region, the health and social welfare of its residents, and the impact on the environment are integrally linked to the transport system. Multimodal integrated transport is about planning transport systems to best serve the needs of a region.


The purpose of this course is to provide transport professionals with an introduction and overview of conceptual and applied aspects of multimodal integrated transport planning projects.

This course will enable you as a transport professionals to gain knowledge and concepts; understand what that means in your context, building on your experience; then apply these concepts to a practical case scenario.


This course will provide you with the opportunity to acquire or enhance the professional skills required to undertake multimodal integrated transport planning projects.

The primary approach enables the development of skills and knowledge of leading practices across transport modes in the Australasian context.

This is a blended learning course with notes and reflection exercises, and an intensive two-day short course. 

Completing an optional assessment may provide a pathway to a graduate program at the University of Southern Queensland.


On completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand the key concepts of multimodal integrated transport in an urban and regional context
  • Demonstrate understanding of current and emerging practices in transport planning studies
  • Understand the challenges and practical issues and approaches in integrating multi-modal transport and how to deal with them
  • Apply the multimodal transport planning process to the delivery of a planning study
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of multimodal integrated transport process in the delivery of desired transport outcomes and benefits
  • Know where to obtain more information.

This course will enable you to:

  • Develop your professional capability and competence
  • Satisfy your continuing professional development requirements
  • Potentially apply for credit towards a graduate qualification
  • Enhance your career opportunities by building key skills and knowledge.


  1. Developing Transport Strategy: What is transport planning? What are the strategic context, service requirements and desired transport outcomes and integrated planning frameworks?
  2. Undertaking Transport Planning: What are the types of plans and studies and when are they used? How do you use the 4-step travel demand forecast process and modelling outputs? What are the success factors in developing integrated transport plans and studies?
  3. Integrating Transport and Land Use: What are the linkages between land use and transport and the implications for planning studies?
  4. Managing Travel Demand: Do we cater for demand or manage it? What are the options for travel demand management and changing travel behaviour?
  5. Moving People: Road Traffic: What are the characteristics and challenges? What is involved in planning for reliable and safe traffic movement?
  6. Moving People: Public Transport: What are the characteristics? Challenges and desired outcomes for safe and reliable passenger transport by bus and train – system capacity, modal integration, and quality of facilities?
  7. Moving People: Walking and Cycling: What are the characteristics ? What are the principles for planning for walking & cycling?
  8. Moving Goods: Freight Transport: How do you plan for the safe economic and reliable movement of goods by road, rail, air?
  9. Engaging Key Stakeholders: Why are stakeholders important? What are the key principles in involving stakeholders in transport planning studies? How to navigate institutional arrangements?
  10. Developing Transport Options: How do you conduct option generation and analysis, balance approaches/modes, undertake target setting and evaluate options?
  11. Preparing Investment Proposals: What are the funding needs from a transport study and how to develop investment proposals?
  12. Managing Benefits Realisation: How do you identify and deliver desired transport outcomes?
  13. Emerging Trends in Transport: What are the future implications for integrated transport planning of emerging trends and technology such as electric and connected vehicles and mobility as a service?

Integrated Multimodal Transport: Exercises synthesising and applying key concepts to a pratical case scenario.