This program provides a contemporary and critical approach to management, planning and development in bushfire prone areas.
By studying Bushfire Protection at Western Sydney University you will be able to assess and advise on developments in bushfire prone areas as they relate to the building code and the relevant standards. You will also be equipped to develop alternative solutions and consult on bushfire fighting techniques and emergency management.
Bushfire Protection at Western
The programs take a balanced approach to training in fundamental knowledge and problem-solving skills. You will explore building regulations, bushfire behaviour, emergency management, planning and building in bushfire prone areas. You will also gain knowledge in the practical assessment and approval process adopted by the industry.
Bushfire Protection is taught by leading industry experts as well as academics in the University. The programs are offered via distance learning in flexible mode which cater for your needs as a student.
Fees and delivery
This program is only available to domestic students.
Unfortunately, student visa holders are not eligible to study this degree.
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With a degree in bushfire protection, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Housing industry
- Government at local, state or federal level
- Bushfire safety inspector
Bushfire Protection Manager
Bushfire Protection Managers develop and execute integrated, community focused bushfire risk management practices within a region. They conduct risk assessments, identify required resources and assist with the planning and coordination of bushfire treatment strategies.
Bushfire Safety Inspector
Bushfire Safety Inspectors play a vital role in keeping people, buildings and other structures safe. You will conduct site inspections, search for hazards, test alarms and other fire protection equipment and review emergency evacuation plans to ensure they confirm to regulations.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.