Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management

The University of Melbourne

Course details

CRICOS course code: 073114G

Level of study: Graduate Certificates

Summary

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

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

Developed with input from government and fire authorities, 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 or fire management.

Tailor your course

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

If you’re interested in environmental management and a career as a natural resource manager or specialist bushfire consultant, you'll focus your studies 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.

Course structure

The Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management is a 50-point program (4 core subjects) with two streams to choose from: Bushfire Planning and Bushfire Management.

The course consists of the core subjects Bushfire and Climate and Bushfire Planning and Management, plus two further subjects according to your stream.

Career outcomes

Our graduates go on to work as: bushfire risk officers, land management consultants, town planners.

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Tuition Fees (AUD $) Start date Duration Campus
22,320 Per Year
Read more22,320 for the entire course
27 Feb 2023 6 months
Full time
The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia

Entry criteria

To be considered for entry, you must have completed:

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline, with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent, or
An undergraduate degree with a major in any area, with a WAM of at least 65 per cent, and at least 25 points (two subjects) in one or more of chemistry, biology, mathematics or statistics subjects (or equivalent), or
An undergraduate degree with a major in any area and a Graduate Certificate in Environment, with a WAM of at least 65 per cent, or
A 2-year associate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline and 5 years of documented, relevant professional experience, and an appropriate level of performance on a test conducted by the Selection Committee to confirm you have the generic skills necessary for successful study in the program.

English language requirements:

IELTS (academic English Only): 6.5 (no band less than 6.0);
TOEFL (paper-based test): 577 +, TWE 4.5;
TOEFL (internet-based test): 79 + (Writing 21; Speaking 18; Reading 13; Listening 13);
Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 +, no communicative skill below 50
Cambridge English: Advanced/ Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): 176 +, no skill below 169.

Address

The University of Melbourne
Parkville Campus
Grattan Street
Melbourne Victoria 3010
Australia
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