Course Title: Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5201

City Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Design

Face-to-Face

Term1 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: catherine.ciavarella@rmit.edu.au



Course Description

This unit of competency describes the outcomes required to conduct a BAL assessment. This includes relevant theoretical knowledge of fire, understanding of the regulatory framework, assessing a location and education of and consultation with clients about the benefits of achieving the required fire resistance.
 

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None
 



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU21604 Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Elements:

1. Analyse cause and effect of bushfires



 

2. Correlate information about site conditions

3. Determine the BAL for site


Learning Outcomes

This unit is aimed at determining the BAL of a site by following steps to assess the bushfire risk of the site and using this information to select the BAL from appropriate tables of information using Method 1 (the simplified bushfire risk method from AS 3959.)
 


Overview of Assessment

This competency will be assessed using standard work practices relevant to a design drafting workplace. Assessment of essential required knowledge will usually be conducted in an off-site context. Assessment will comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards’ requirements.