SLE216 - Bushfire Management

Year:

2023 unit information

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

SQB216

EFTSL value: 0.125
Prerequisite:

SLE103

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hour online classes in weeks 1-7 and 10, 1 x 3 hour seminar in week 9 (forum with industry representatives) and week 11 (2 hours), 4 x 3 hour practicals per trimester.

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.

Unit Fee Information

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