Examines principles of combustion and fire behaviour based on an understanding of meteorological events; the role of fire in ecosystem function; techniques of fire control including hazard reduction and other prescribed burning techniques; review of suppression strategies.
The following topics will be considered, discussed or reviewed:
- The role of fire in the ecology of Australia's forests;
- The principles of fire behaviour, including the impacts of climate, topography, fuel loads and past management;
- The principles of fire management, including hazard reduction, fire control and suppression; and
- The principles of fire control policy and planning in NSW, communications and the human safety factor.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Understand the physical principles driving fire behaviour.||Intellectual rigour|
|2||Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ecological role of fire, particularly in forested ecosystems.||Intellectual rigour||Creativity||Cultural competence|
|3||Analyse opposing fire management systems for their impact on ecological health and community safety.||Intellectual rigour||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2017 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
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