The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management recognizes that emergency and disaster management in Australia is a dynamic field and emphasizes the vital contribution that evidence-based practice and research make to the advancement of contemporary ideas and approaches.
This course will use the interdisciplinary nature of emergency and disaster management to study current and emerging trends, national and international methods, as well as the critical concepts and points of view that underpin contemporary practice. You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies and disasters while developing your research analysis skills to contribute to the current practice of emergency and disaster management. The course also covers crisis communication and disaster risk mitigation.
The target audience for this course includes individuals working in emergency service organizations, professionals working in private, public, nonprofit, and community-based organizations that have a role in emergency and disaster management, as well as individuals with a personal or professional interest in the area.
What you will study
You have to take four core courses for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management.
Foundations of Emergency and Disaster Management
Research for Emergency and Disaster Management
Disaster Risk Reduction
Review challenging theoretical and technological issues related to emergency and catastrophe management.
Review critically the current emergency and disaster management strategies at the national, international, and new levels.
Utilizing the most appropriate options, establish and maintain collaborations in emergency and catastrophe management.
Disseminate high-level solutions to emergency and disaster management issues that are supported by research and evidence.
For the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, you will study a collection of four core subjects, and you will then have the choice to tailor the context of your assessment to the working environment that is pertinent to your career. Due to your increased employability in Queensland's emergency services as well as those of all other Australian states and territories, you will have more opportunities to advance your career as a specialist in your chosen sector.
Candidates for this course must be in possession of:
A Certificate IV or Diploma in Public Safety, Health, or Police from the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), plus at least three years of experience in the emergency and disaster management field*;
A degree in any field from a school that meets the AQF's standards, plus at least three years of experience working in the emergency and disaster management fields
A Bachelor's degree in any field with the AQF equivalent, or an equivalently high level of training
A minimum of five years' experience in the emergency and disaster management fields
English Language Requirements
A minimum overall band score of 6.0 on the International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic), including 5.5 in speaking, listening, and reading.
TOEFL - 75
PTE - 54
Tuition Fee and Scholarships
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee ($12,708)
International Indicative First Year Fee - $15,360
CQUniversity believes that everyone should be able to attend college. Because we understand that everyone periodically needs assistance, regardless of circumstance, we are happy to provide a number of scholarships, bursaries, and stipends.