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Alternative Solutions for Bushfire Prone AreasWestern Sydney University Unit Code: 200499.6


Student Contribution Band: 2

Level: 7

Credit Points: 10

Co ordinator
Grahame Douglas

Assumed Knowledge
Students must have prior knowledge of Bushfire behaviour, planning, building, bushfire fighting and emergency management.

200457 Bushfire Behaviour AND 300708 Planning and Development Control AND 301049 Planning for Bushfire Prone Areas AND 301103 Interpreting Building Regulations (Residential Buildings) AND 200458 Building in Bushfire Prone Areas AND 200500 Bushfire Fighting AND 300948 Fire Technology and Engineering Principles

200459 Emergency Management for Bushfire Prone Areas

Unit Enrolment Restrictions
Students must be enrolled in 3709 Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection or 3708 Masters in Bushfire Protection.

Teaching Periods
Nothing on offer.

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About this Unit
This unit describes the processes and techniques available to develop performance outcomes to the planning and building of structures required for bushfire protection in Australia. The course builds on previous units in the course to consider the concept of bushfire protection measures in combination and associated methods so as to reduce the impacts of bushfire on life, property and the environment. It also introduces the 'bushfire protection guidelines' and processes similar to that used in developing performance solutions under the National Construction Code. These include the use of event tree analysis, verification methods, consideration of climate change and the use of annual exceedance probabilities when developing performance solutions. Students are required to develop suitable measures through a performance solution for bushfire protection of a building.

3708.2Master of Bushfire ProtectionCONTINUING
3708.3Master of Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT
3709.2Graduate Diploma in Bushfire ProtectionCURRENT

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