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

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

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

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Design (TAFE)


Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

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


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20716 Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment


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.