Accreditation as a Bushfire Hazard Practitioner - Tasmania

Description

You will need this accreditation if you intend to provide services and advice as a bushfire hazard practitioner.

Bushfire hazard practitioners are accredited by the agency to provide advice on matters relating to planning and building in bushfire prone areas. Accredited practitioners may provide the following advice and services:

  • inspection of sites to determine the Bushfire Attack Level (BAL)
  • determination of bushfire protection measures
  • preparation of bushfire reports
  • certification of Bushfire Hazard Management Plans (BHMP's), or an exemption to a Plan.

Bushfire Hazard Management Plans contain details about developments planned in bushfire prone areas and may contain information such as:

  • where the planned development will be located
  • construction design and building materials to be used
  • ongoing maintenance that may be required to minimise bushfire hazards.

Applicants are initially provisionally accredited and must participate in a training and mentoring program, usually for one year until full accreditation can be obtained.

Service type

Licence

A licence defines the need to obtain recognition / certification and registration to undertake a certain business activity.

Eligibility requirements

To be eligible for provisional accreditation you must:

  • have sufficient competence and capacity
  • have appropriate qualifications, experience and knowledge.

To be eligible for full accreditation you must:

  • have completed the mentoring program to the mentor's satisfaction
  • have demonstrated all scopes of work to be accredited
  • have met the competency standards
  • hold an appropriate insurance policy.

Ongoing eligibility requirements

You will need to undertake continuing professional development annually.

Duration

As specified

Fees

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Act(s) name

Fire Service Act 1979 Tasmania

Approval time

3 months

Administering agency

Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management

Tasmania Fire Service

Contact details

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