Wildfire Management Plan Module

At a Glance

Delivery Method:
Theory/practical
Recertification Period:
5 years
Course Prerequisites:
Vegetation Fire Foundation 

The Wildfire Management Plan module builds upon the Vegetation Fire Foundation to provide a management level of developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing Wildfire Management Plans.

Overview in brief

This module provides knowledge and skills of Wildfire Management Plan function for developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing Wildfire Management Plans.

The finer details

The Wildfire Management Plan module provides management level knowledge, via online learning, covering the seven stages of developing, implementing, monitoring and reviewing plans. The workshop uses a real site to provide information to complete a Wildfire Management Plan training template to assess the managers skills. The module is broken up into units which include:

  1. Introduction to the Wildfire Management Plan Module
  2. What, when and how to use a Wildfire Management Plan
  3. How to adapt a Wildfire Management Plan template to your requirements
  4. Parts of the Wildfire Management Plan toolkit
  5. Planning priorities
  6. Planning process and cycle
  7. Mitigation and Adaptation
  8. Scoping
  9. Survey – including; Wildfire Risk Assessment and Wildfire Management Zones
  10. Analysis – including, Constraints, Opportunities and Threats (COT) analysis
  11. Synthesis – including; Wildfire prevention measures, building management resilience and Wildfire Response Plan
  12. Implementation, Monitoring and Review.

Module also provides a structured approach for delegates to undertake a pathway to competence using an employer led assessed logbook approach based on industry guidance to:

  • use consolidation and practice as well as experience gained over time to be assess competent by a training assessor.
  • use practice, Continued Professional Development (CPD) and maintenance of skills as well as update and refresher training to remain competent as understanding of knowledge, skills and ability evolves.
Who should attend?

For landowners, managers (i.e. Foresters, Agents, Forestry and Ecological Planners, Headkeepers, Senior Site Managers, Site Managers etc.) and researchers working in; forestry, conservation, game management, agriculture, rural and urban land management. Includes those who are looking to develop a management level of knowledge and skills for looking to implement prescribed fire operations.

Diversity and Inclusion

Where a person has an identified learning difficulty, this type of on-line learning and assessment may not be suitable. Reasonable adjustments can be made to ensure that all people are included and have an equal opportunity to pass the assessment. Please contact your training advisor for further advice and support.

The practical elements of some modules; Prescribed Fire Manager and Wildfire Management Plan, require a reasonable level of fitness and physical ability. The assessments may take place in remote landscapes and will require the learner to be able to working in challenging terrain and condition.

What will be covered?

By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:

  • Understand the key elements of a Wildfire Management Plan.
  • Understand and demonstrate the seven stages of the design cycle.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to gather and organise relevant information and evidence.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to identify and engage effectively with key stakeholders.
  • The ability to understand and demonstrate how to communicate and illustrate key information.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to analyse and synthesise evidence into key tools to inform designing resilience and adapting management systems.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to implement resilience features and management practices.
  • Understand and demonstrate how to monitor and review a Wildfire Management Plan.

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