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Graduate Diploma in Bushfire Protection
|Intake Information||Available Summer A 2014; Available Semester 1 (Autumn); Available Semester 2 (Spring)|
|Apply Direct Code||3709.2|
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Key : F = Full time study, P = Part time study, A = Accelerated full time study
Part-time refers to study load, not to timetabling of evening classes.
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.
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, Law, 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.
Step by step instructions are available on the How to Apply pages.