Bushfire planning training is being offered in 2017 to support people with a role in the design or regulation of development in bushfire prone areas.
The 2009 Victorian Bushfires Royal Commission recognised that land-use planning can play a role in strengthening community resilience to bushfire. The Commission recommended that bushfire is considered at different stages of the planning process and that the planning and building systems are better integrated. Protection of human life is to be the overriding objective of planning for bushfires.
2017 Bushfire Planning and Management
University of Melbourne
Now is the time to update your planning qualifications with the University of Melbourne's Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management.
The program has been developed in collaboration with the Victorian Building Authority, Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Country Fire Authority and Fire Protection Association Australia.
Specifically designed for those with a role in the design or regulation of development in bushfire prone areas. The certificate and diploma courses deliver the knowledge and skills required to undertake bushfire assessments under the requirements of Australian Standard 3959-2009 and planning permit applications within the Bushfire Management Overlay.
On completion of the Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management students may be eligible to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management and accreditation through the Fire Protection Association Australia.
The Planning Institute of Australia awarded the program a commendation in the Cutting Edge Research and Teaching Award of 2014.
Subsidies are available for eligible students undertaking either the Graduate Certificate or Diploma course.
Fire Protection Association Australia is the peak technical and educational fire safety organisation who also provide training and accreditation.
Visit the University of Melbourne website for more information about the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management course.