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Bushfire Attack Level Short Course


This course is non-accredited and students will be issued with a non-accredited Certificate of Completion on successful completion of the 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 specific to the jurisdiction where the course is delivered

• 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 2022




  • 4 - 8 April, 2022
  • 20 - 24 June, 2022
  • 12 - 16 September, 2022




  • 28 February - 4 March, 2022
  • 18 - 22 July, 2022
  • 21 - 25 November, 2022




  • 15 - 19 August, 2022
  • November 2022 (tentative)




To organise training outside of these dates, contact us for a bespoke course.



Enrolment Form and Further Information


Further information on the course and enrolment forms can be found in the Course Brochure.


VIC Course Enrolment Form


WA Course Enrolment Form   


QLD Course Enrolment Form


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


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