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SLE216 - Bushfire Management

Unit details

Year

2016 unit information

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQB216

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Tricia Wevill

Prerequisite:

SLE103

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

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 two, requiring attendance from approximately 8 am – 6 pm. The third week will be allocated to completion of assessment tasks and an in-class test.

Note:

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.

Content

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.

Assessment

Class test 40%, two assignments (15%, 20%) 35%, report 25%

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon


2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:


Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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