Course Title: Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6161 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Portfolio: Vocational Education

Nominal Hours: 50

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.

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities.

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Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

ARCH5223

City Campus

TAFE

320T Architecture & Urban Design

Face-to-Face

Term2 2019

ARCH5223

City Campus

TAFE

375T Vocational Design and Social Context

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2020,
Term2 2020,
Term1 2021,
Term2 2021

ARCH5223

City Campus

TAFE

530T Built Environment and Sustainability

Face-to-Face or Internet

Term1 2022

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, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment to the design and construction of buildings. 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:

VU22470 Conduct, interpret and apply a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessment

Elements:

Analyse cause and effect of bushfires

Correlate information about site conditions

Determine the BAL for site

Integrate bushfire protection requirements into building design and construction

Interpret relevant bushfire information


Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.


 


Overview of Assessment

Assessment for this course is ongoing throughout the semester. Your knowledge and understanding of course content is assessed through participation in class exercises, oral presentations and through the application of learned skills and insights to your written tasks. Full assessment briefs will be provided and can be found on CANVAS.