Bushfire Attack Level Short Course

This course will provide participants with the required skills, knowledge and ability to determine a Bushfire Attack Level and provide advice on the required construction provisions.


The course covers a wide range of elements including:


• bushfire behaviour

• bushfire planning and building legislative requirements in Western Australia

• assessing and determining bushfire attack levels

• knowledge of bushfire impact and building design to mitigate bushfire impact; and

• knowledge of bushfire resistant construction


The course is suitable for professionals who require an in-depth understanding of the essential elements and the required approach to correctly assess and determine a Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) and to determine the consequential construction requirements that apply to a building as a result of the BAL.


The course is designed for building, planning, environmental and fire safety professionals such as bushfire consultants, town planners, building surveyors and ecological and environmental consultants with an interest in seeking to become accredited bushfire practitioners.


It may also be suitable for local government staff with a bushfire related role, fire services personnel, builders and developers and others with an interest in the planning and building arena related to bushfire mitigation.


Completion of the course is a mandatory requirement for anyone who is interested in applying for accreditation as a Level 1 - BAL Assessor or Level 2 or Level 3 practitioner under FPA Australia's Bushfire Planning and Design Accreditation Scheme.


Course Calendar



  • 15 to 19 March 2021



  •  22 to 26 February 2021
  • 19 to 23 July 2021
  • 22 to 26 November 2021



Enrolment Form and Further Information


Further information on course dates, enrolment forms can be found in the following documents:



Course Enrolment Form


Course Brochure


FPA Australia Announcement as an Accrediting Body for Western Australia


For more information on the training course and BPAD Accreditataion scheme please click here for the FAQ.


For detailed information on the bushfire reforms recently introduced by the Western Australian Government including a series of fact sheets and other valuable information please click here.


For more information on FPA Australia's Bushfire Planning and Design (BPAD) Accreditation Scheme click here