Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management
In order to be considered for entry, applicants must have completed: an undergraduate degree in a cognate discipline with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent; OR an undergraduate degree in any area including at least 25 points in one or more of Chemistry, Biology, Mathematics or Statistics, or equivalent, and with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average, or equivalent; OR an undergraduate degree in any area and a Graduate Certificate in Environment with at least an H3 (65%) weighted average in the Certificate, or equivalent; OR a two-year associate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline, or equivalent; and five years documented, relevant professional experience; and an appropriate level of performance on a test conducted by the Selection Committee to confirm generic skills necessary for successful study in the program. Meeting these requirements does not guarantee selection.
Developed in accordance with a key recommendation of the Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission following the Black Saturday bushfires in 2009 this course was developed in collaboration with the Building Commission, Department of Planning and Community Development, Country Fire Authority and the Fire Protection Association Australia. The Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management combines specialized bushfire science, urban planning, design and construction and fire management subjects to meet the urgent need to equip existing professionals with world's best practice skills in managing fire risk across the urban-natural environment interface. The Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management has two streams: the Management Stream develops existing natural resource management professionals in managing and responding to fire risk in forest ecosystems; and the Planning Stream develops urban planners, architects, urban designers, building surveyors and other professionals working with the planning system who have an interest in bushfire matters, planning for developments and managing fire risk in urban fringe areas