In this course you will cover legislation, planning and design principles, as well as aspects of bushfire behaviour and management in detail. You will learn about statutory requirements and protection measures, as well as analysing and problem-solving in relation to bushfire protection measures and acceptable solutions. Sessions are designed to build knowledge, provoke discussions and encourage critical thinking.
Topics covered during the course include:
- Bushfire behaviour
- A multi-faceted approach to bushfire protection
- Provisions of the Environment and Planning and Assessment Act and Rural Fires Act
- 'Planning for Bushfire Protection' manual
- Biodiversity considerations
- Undertaking bushfire assessments: Application of Seniors Living SEPP
- Using covenants
- Legal issues and cases
- Requirements of AS 3959 (Buildings in Bushfire Prone Areas)
- Designing safe and attractive buildings in bushfire prone areas.
By the end of this course you will be able to:
- Understand bushfire behaviour and approaches to protection of property and human life.
- Demonstrate a working knowledge of the legislative frameworks and contexts.
- Apply an understanding of the current status of planning for bushfire-prone areas in NSW.
- Identify and assess issues in bushfire protection and regulation.
- Conduct bushfire assessments.
- Consider issues related to biodiversity.
- Identify key elements in case studies and best practice.
To complete this course, you will need a personal computer with adequate internet access and sufficient software and bandwidth to support web conferencing. You will also require an operating system with a web browser compatible with Canvas and Zoom.
Course purchase is subject to UTS Open Terms and Conditions.
UTS is undertaking a number of social distancing initiatives, as informed by NSW Health advice, to help reduce social interactions in support of the government’s efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19. As part of this response, some of our short courses may be postponed to a later date.
Please note however, bookings are open for all courses offered by the Institute for Public Policy and Governance (IPPG). If a course needs to be postponed, participants will have the chance to transfer to a later date, a new course or request a full refund. IPPG will also be offering a range of online or blended learning options facilitated via zoom video conferencing. If you have any questions in the interim, please do not hesitate to contact our team at firstname.lastname@example.org.