Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection



Delivery ModeDistance
Duration 2P
Intake InformationAvailable Summer A 2014; Available Semester 1 (Autumn); Available Semester 2 (Spring)
Apply Direct Code3709.2
UAC Code950041
Fee Information

Local Course Fees (opens in a new window)

Key :  FFull time study,  P = Part time study,  A =  Accelerated full time study

Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.


This course is not open to student visa holders. Current and prospective student visa holders should visit the Western Sydney University International site for courses available to them.

Overseas students on other visas permitting onshore study can apply directly though International Admissions.


The Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection caters for the need to understand bushfires and their impact on the natural and built environment. The aims of the course coincide with that of the Federal Bushfire Cooperative Research Centre, which are 'to develop a comprehensive and overarching understanding of the behaviour and danger of bushfires, given local differences in vegetation, land management and weather'. You will acquire knowledge and understanding of the relevant building regulations for design and development practice.

Graduates will be able to conduct risk assessment and provide advice on developments in bushfire prone areas, and develop alternative engineering design solutions based on understanding of bushfires and their impact on the natural and built environment. The graduate will also be able to provide advice with respect to bushfire fighting techniques and emergency management.


Access information about the units (subjects) you will complete as well as important admission information:

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Career Opportunities

As a graduate, you can pursue a career in the private sector of the housing industry or in government. You may be exposed to more employment opportunities while enrolled in the course.

How to apply

If you're an Australian or New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident, you can apply online directly to Western(opens in a new window) for postgraduate coursework in Arts and Humanities, Business, Creative Industries, Engineering and Built Environment, Health Sciences, Computing and Information Technology, Medicine, Nursing and Midwifery, Psychology, Sciences, Social Sciences, TESOL, Interpreting and Translation or Therapeutic Studies and Counselling. Applications can also be made through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).(opens in a new window)

Applications made directly to Western do not have an application fee.

You can manage your existing direct applications via the Western application portal (opens in a new window) or via UAC.(opens in a new window)

Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.