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The course covers the fundamentals of setting and achieving bushfire management objectives for ecological and fire protection purposes in natural ecosystems. It covers the contents of a fire management plan, setting objectives, developing fire prescriptions, undertaking monitoring and evaluation of the management process, and review.
Intended learning outcomes
By the end of the subject students should:
- Be able to set fire management objectives for individual burns and for broader management areas.
- Be able to develop burning prescriptions to achieve fauna, flora, and protection objectives.
- Be able to use a knowledge of plant and animal life history attributes to devise sustainable fire regimes.
- Be able to devise fire management strategies and plans that maintain water quality and yield.
- Be able to use GIS programs to develop fire management plans.
- Be able to establish and run a monitoring program to assess the effectiveness of a fire management plan.
- Be familiar with the use of Codes of Practice to achieve world best practice in fire management.
- Be familiar with some key legal responsibilities related to fire management including the maintenance of biodiversity, protection from damaging fires and fire suppression.
In addition to learning specific skills that will assist students in their future careers in science, they will have the opportunity to develop generic skills that will assist them in any future career path. These include:
- Highly developed written communication skills to allow informed dialogue with individuals and groups from industry, government and the community;
- An ability to derive, interpret and analyse social, technical or economic information from primary and other sources;
- Highly developed computer-based skills to allow for effective on-line learning and communication;
- Ability to plan work, use time effectively and manage small projects.
Last updated: 17 May 2021