The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice plays in underpinning contemporary perspectives and approaches. As a student in this course, you will draw upon the interdisciplinary nature of emergency and disaster management to explore current and emerging trends and national and international approaches, as well as the key concepts and perspectives that underpin contemporary practice. You will study with other students from a broad range of disciplines, expand your knowledge and skills and learn to apply this to the various phases of managing emergencies and disasters.
This course is targeted at people working in emergency service agencies; professionals working in private, government, non-government and community-based organisations who play a role in emergency and disaster management; and those with a personal and/or professional interest in the field. You will study a suite of three core units and then have the opportunity to tailor the course to your personal and professional interests by selecting a relevant elective unit to complete your qualification.
Emergency services in Queensland and all Australian States and Territories.
|Duration||1 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||24|
|Number of Units Required||CQUniversity uses the concept of credits to express the amount of study required for a particular course and individual units. The number of units varies between courses. Units in postgraduate courses normally consist of 8 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 8, 16, 24).|
|Expected Hours of Study||One point of credit is equivalent to an expectation of approximately two hours of student work per week in a term.|
|Course Type||Postgraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||GradCertEDM|
|AQF Level||Level 8: Graduate Certificate|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
A Bachelors degree in any discipline; or an Advanced Diploma from the Public Safety Training Package. Applicants with other qualifications at Advanced Diploma level will be assessed on a case by case basis.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have specialised knowledge within a systematic and coherent body of knowledge that may include the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills in a new or existing discipline or professional area|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review,analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge and identify and provide solutions to complex problems|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to think critically and to generate and evaluate complex ideas|
|4. SKILLS Have specialised technical and creative skills in a field of highly skilled and/or professional practice|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to demonstrate an understanding of theoretical concepts|
|6. SKILLS Have communication skills to transfer complex knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to make high level, independent judgements in a range of technical or management functions in varied specialised contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Be able to initiate, plan, implement and evaluate broad functions within varied specialised technical and/or creative contexts|
|9. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for personal outputs and all aspects of the work or function of others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 4||Total credit points: 24|
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|DSMG20001||Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management|
|DSMG20003||Research for Emergency and Disaster Management|
|DSMG20004||Building Adaptive Capacity|
|Students must complete 1 from the following units:|
|DSMG20002||Disaster Risk Reduction|
|SAFE20017||Human Factors in Complex Systems|
|MGMT20129||Managing People, Organisations and Context|