Course Title: Apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6097

Course Title: Apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process

Portfolio: DSC

Nominal Hours: 30.0

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

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUIL6132

City Campus

TAFE

320T Design (TAFE)

Face-to-Face


Course Contact: Rosetta Di Giangregorio

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email: Rosetta.digiangregorio@rmit.edu.au


Course Description

This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to access, interpret and apply a BAL assessment to the design and construction of buildings.


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

The unit VU20716 Conduct a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment is a prerequisite unit for this unit.



National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

VU20717 Apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction process

Elements:

1. Determine legal requirements

2. Interpret relevant bushfire information

3. Integrate bushfire protection requirements into building design and construction


Learning Outcomes

This unit is aimed at applying the outcome of a BAL assessment to building design, material selection and construction methods so that buildings better withstand the effects of a bushfire and thus provide a greater level of protection for occupants and buildings.


Overview of Assessment

Assessment will comply with relevant regulatory or Australian Standards requirements. Assessment will occur under standard and authorised work practices, safety requirements and environmental constraints.
Assessment of essential underpinning knowledge, other than confirmatory questions, will  be conducted in an off-site context.