Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:July, Creswick - Taught on campus.
Intensive teaching, Creswick and Burnley and field trips.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 24 hrs lectures and 36 hrs practical work delivered in a two week teaching block. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|Core Participation Requirements:||
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Disability Liaison Unit website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kevin Tolhurst
Melbourne School of Land & Environment Student Centre
Ground Floor, Land & Food Resources (building 142)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
The course covers the fundamentals of forest fire behaviour and the factors affecting it including fuels, weather, topography, fire scale and climatic conditions. This knowledge will be the underlying understanding required for the planning and execution of prescribed burning for land management and to understand the fundamentals of wildfire suppression strategies and tactics.
By the end of the subject students should:
Several small daily “quizzes” – 20%, Literature review assignment (2000 words) – 30%, Major assignment (3500 words) – 50%
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
|Links to further information:||http://www.forests.unimelb.edu.au/subjects.html|
|Notes:||This subject can be taken as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Bushfire Management and the |
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Management http://www.forests.unimelb.edu.au/bushfire-management/
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science |
Postgraduate Certificate in Bushfire Management
Postgraduate Diploma in Bushfire Management
Climate Change |
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