Diplomas and Certificates

Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management

1 year full time/2 years part time(part-time study options available)
Creswick/Parkville campus
Available to Domestic and International
Semester 1 entry
Course CRICOS code:073111M

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 Diploma in Bushfire Planning and Management has two streams, each meeting an urgent need to equip professionals with best practice skills:

  • Management Stream develops existing natural resource management professionals in managing and responding to fire risk in forest ecosystems;
  • 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.

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