SLE216 - Bushfire Management


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

1 x 2 hour class per week, 5 x 3 hour practical sessions per trimester plus a 1 day field trip, requiring attendance from approximately 8 am - 6 pm.


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.

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