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SLE216 - Bushfire Management

Unit details

Year2018 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
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Unit chair:

Tricia Wevill





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Contact hours:

Intensive: Intensive mode unit run in the three-week period prior to the commencement of trimester 2. The first two weeks of the intensive will require attendance from 9 am to 5pm. There will be a one day field trip in week three, requiring attendance from approximately 8 am – 6 pm. The remainder of the third week will be allocated to assessment task activities, independent study time and an in-class test.


Please note that students should not enrol in SLE114 Introduction to Parks and Wildlife Conservation and SLE216 Bushfire Management in the same year as both these units run at the same time.


This unit focuses on fire behaviour, fire management, the ecological impacts of fire on fauna and flora, and the impact of fire on the community. Topics include fire behaviour in grass and forest, risk assessment, factors affecting loss of lives and assets, community expectations and education, fuel reduction burning, ecological responses of flora and fauna to both planned and unplanned fire, and current policy approaches to fire management planning.


Class test 40%, 2 x reports (15%, 20%) 35%, field trip report 25%

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