Bushfire planning training is being offered in 2018 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.

2018 Bushfire Planning and Management

University of Melbourne

Now is the time to update your planning qualifications with the University of Melbourne's Graduate Certificate 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.


saaaadadada Specifically designed for those with a role in the design or regulation of development in bushfire prone areas. The certificate course delivers 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 accreditation through the Fire Protection Association Australia.

Course commendation

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 the Graduate Certificate course.

Other training

Fire Protection Association Australia is the peak technical and educational fire safety organisation who also provide training and accreditation.

More information

Visit University of Melbourne's course webpage to learn more.

Page last updated: 12/09/19