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Unit description

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.

Unit content

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1understand the physical principles driving fire behaviourIntellectual rigour
2demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ecological role of fire, particularly in forested ecosystemsIntellectual rigourCreativityCultural competence
3analyse opposing fire management systems for their impact on ecological health and community safety.Intellectual rigourCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. understand the physical principles driving fire behaviour
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ecological role of fire, particularly in forested ecosystems
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. analyse opposing fire management systems for their impact on ecological health and community safety.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

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Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Notice

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Fee information

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