This unit of competency specifies the outcomes required to conduct Bushfire Attack Level (BAL) assessments. This includes relevant theoretical knowledge of fire, understanding of the regulatory framework, assessing a location and education of and consultation with clients about the benefits of achieving the required fire resistance.

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - comply with legislation, regulations, standards, codes of practice and established safe practices and procedures for undertaking a BAL assessment; - identify problems and demonstrate appropriate response procedures; - use appropriate communication and interpersonal techniques with colleagues and others, and; - accurately record and report workplace information, and maintain documentation.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - applicable Commonwealth, state or territory licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements and codes of practice relevant to the full range of processes for evaluating fire potential and prevention; - organisational and site standards, requirements, policies and procedures for undertaking a BAL assessment; - principles of cultural diversity and access and equity; - environmental protection requirements; - established communication channels and protocols; - problem identification and resolution; - environmental risks and hazard prevention; - procedures for recording, reporting and maintaining workplace records and information, and; - appropriate mathematical procedures for estimation and measurement.

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