How to Become a Bushfire Hazard Practitioner
The Chief Officer's Scheme for Accreditation of Bushfire Hazard Practitioners aims to ensure that the community has access to practitioners with the appropriate training and skills to help people safely develop and live in bushfire-prone-areas. The Accreditation Scheme explains the requirements for people to become accredited as Bushfire Hazard Practitioners in detail. In summary:
- A person seeking accreditation will firstly need to successfully complete an approved course or otherwise provide evidence to show they have equivalent knowledge of bushfire hazard analysis and the procedures and controls for development in the Tasmanian context;
- As part of the Scheme most bushfire Hazard Practitioners are initially provisionally accredited and will participate in a mentoring program until they are fully accredited (generally within a year);
- An Accredited Bushfire Hazard Practitioner is required to have minimum professional indemnity insurance coverage of $1 million and minimum public liability insurance cover of $5 million.
The Mentoring Program Guidelines outline the mentoring process in greater detail.
The Accreditation Scheme is administered by the Accreditation Officer who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org .
Please note that there are no training courses scheduled for delivery in Tasmania at this time. Please contact Tas Fire Training at email@example.com if you would like to be notified in the event a course is scheduled in future.