Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management

    • CRICOS Code: 073114G

    Course overview

    • 6 months full time / 1 year part time
    • On Campus (Parkville)
    • Available to domestic and international students.
    • Summer Intake - February


      Bushfires are part of the Australian landscape and can impact every square meter of the bush, as well as people and communities.

      Population increase and climate change is creating new challenges in the way we plan for and manage increased bushfire risk to humans, biodiversity and the built environment.

      Tailor your course

      The Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management will develop your knowledge of fire in the Australian landscape and allow you to further develop skills in either planning and regulation to minimize bushfire risks, or fire management.

      If your interest is in the design and regulation of development in bushfire-prone environments, you'll focus your studies on planning.

      If you are interested in environmental management and careers as a natural resource manager or specialist bushfire consultant, you'll focus on fire management.

      Study in an immersive environment

      Subjects in this course are taught from the Parkville campus and some of them include week-long residential study at our beautiful Creswick campus. You'll also partake in site visits to fire laboratories, and study sites around Melbourne.

      Gain relevance and professional accreditation

      There is a strong demand to increase the number of fire-qualified professionals and to equip existing professionals with world-best practice skills in planning, design and managing fire risk in semi-urban and rural environments. You are provided with the opportunity to participate in case studies of best practice and to develop professional networks in the fire risk management arena.

      Students completing the Bushfire Planning Stream of the program will be eligible to apply for accreditation under the Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) scheme administered by FPA Australia (Fire Protection Authority Australia).