Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:February, Creswick - Taught on campus.
This subject involves field trips.
This subject has pre-teaching a pre-teaching period: A brief review of literature and other sources to identify and assess the relative importance of sources and sinks of energy for bushfires will be required by the first day of teaching and will form part of the bushfire energy assignment due at the end of the intensive teaching period.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 24 hrs lectures and 36 hrs practical work delivered in a two week teaching block.
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For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Trent Penman
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 online “quizzes” – 20%,
Bushfire energy assignment (1500 words) – 30% due at the end of the intensive subject,
Major assignment (2500 words) – 50% due 4-6 weeks after the intensive subject.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
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This subject can be taken as part of the Graduate Certificate/Diploma in Bushfire Management, and the
Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management
Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Urban Design)
Master of Forest Ecosystem Science
Master of Urban Design
Master of Urban Planning
200 point Master of Architecture
300 point Master of Architecture
Conservation and Restoration
Master of Science (Ecosystem Science) - Discipline Elective subjects
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