The University of Melbourne

Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management

The University of Melbourne

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00116K

eveloped with input from government and fire authorities, the Graduate Certificate in Bushfire Planning and Management will develop your knowledge of fire in the Australian landscape and allow you to further develop skills in either planning or fire management.


50-point program (4 core subjects) with two streams to choose from: Bushfire Planning and Bushfire Management.


  • Bushfire management
  • Bushfire planning

Standard entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major in a relevant discipline, with a weighted average mark (WAM) of at least 65 per cent, or a 2-year associate degree or diploma in a relevant discipline and 5 years of documented, relevant professional experience, and either the completion of a relevant Melbourne MicroCert or an appropriate level of performance on a test conducted by the Selection Committee.


Graduates are eligible to apply for accreditation under the Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) scheme administered by FPA Australia (Fire Protection Authority Australia).

Study pathways

The program entitles graduates 50 points credit towards the coursework Graduate Diploma and the Master of Forest Ecosystem Science (200 points), each of which enables progression to Master of Philosophy (MPhil) or Doctor of Philosophy (PhD).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Parkville Domestic: $17,536
International: $22,320
  • Part-time : 1 year

Further information

Most subjects taught in 10-day blocks at Parkville or Creswick campus.

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