The Bachelor of Emergency Service recognises the increasingly complex industry and operational environment faced by emergency service workers plus the economic, social and environmental impact emergencies have on the community. By drawing on interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research from a range of emergency service related discipline areas, you will extend upon your current qualifications and work experience to explore in–depth a range of key concepts and perspectives. These concepts and perspectives will come from the areas of safety science, public health, community safety and education, plus management. You will also gain important lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, which you can apply to a variety of employment opportunities and life situations. The degree's flexible structure and approach to delivery allow you to tailor this degree to meet your own needs by combining compulsory units with the choice of minor specialisation unit options.
The Bachelor of Emergency Service supports graduates to operate in the increasingly complex environment faced by those working in the emergency service sector. In addition, this qualification provides a pathway for those holding Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications who wish to deepen their knowledge, for example in the areas of safety science, community safety and management for specialist roles in emergency service contexts.
|Duration||2 years full-time or 4 years part-time|
|Credit Points that Must be Earned||144|
|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 undergraduate courses normally consist of 6 points of credit or multiples thereof (e.g. 12, 18, 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||Undergraduate Award|
|Qualification (post nominal)||BEmergServ|
|AQF Level||Level 7: Bachelor Degree|
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
NOTE: Students with an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) Level 6 Advanced Diploma will be provided with additional credit for study undertaken.
If you were not born in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or United States of America, you are required to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements set by the University.
Applicants are required to provide evidence of completion of:
completed within Australia, Canada, New Zealand, United Kingdom, South Africa, Ireland, or United States of America, which will meet the English proficiency.
If you do not satisfy any of the above, you will need to undertake an English language proficiency test and achieve the following scores:
English test results remain valid for no more than two years between final examination date and the date of commencement of study, and must appear on a single result certificate.
Emergency service related areas.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditiation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
|Course Learning Outcomes|
|Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors||1||2||3||4||5|
|1. KNOWLEDGE Have a broad and coherent body of knowledge, with depth in the underlying principles and concepts in one or more disciplines as a basis for independent lifelong learning|
|2. SKILLS Have cognitive skills to review critically, analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge|
|3. SKILLS Have cognitive and technical skills to demonstrate a broad understanding of knowledge with depth in some areas|
|4. SKILLS Have cognitive and creative skills to exercise critical thinking and judgement in identifying and solving problems with intellectual independence|
|5. SKILLS Have communication skills to present a clear, coherent and independent exposition of knowledge and ideas|
|6. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Demonstrate initiative and judgement in planning, problem solving and decision making in professional practice and/or scholarship|
|7. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS Adapt knowledge and skills in diverse contexts|
|8. APPLICATION OF KNOWLEDGE & SKILL Be responsible and accountable for own learning and professional practice and in collaboration with others within broad parameters|
|Number of units: 10||Total credit points: 60|
It is highly recommended that students undertake EMER12001 Emergency Services and the Community in the first term of study.
The Bachelor of Emergency Service (BEmergServ) is open to students who have successfully completed a relevant emergency service qualification. Students may be admitted on the basis of either a Diploma or an Advanced Diploma qualification and appropriate credit will be made available. Students who are admitted on the basis of:
Compulsory Units - Block One
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|OCHS11026||Introductory Occupational Health and Safety|
Compulsory Units - Block Two
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|EMER12001||Emergency Services and the Community|
|HRMT11011||Human Resource Management|
|EMER13001||Community Safety and Education in Action|
|PBHL13002||Public Health Disaster Management|
|PMSC13008||Evaluating Emergency Services Risks|
|PMSC13007||Contemporary Emergency Services Issues|
|OCHS13022||Management of Fatigue Risk|
|EVST19022||Climate Change: Risk and Assessments|
|Number of units: 3||Total credit points: 18|
Note: Students who select HLTH12031 Community Engaged Learning as part of their minor studies units are expected to volunteer for a minimum of 25 hours with a community agency.
|Students must complete 3 from the following units:|
|HLTH12031||Community Engaged Learning|
|GEOG19021||Geographic Information Systems|
|EVST19007||Environmental Impact Assessment|
|PBHL13001||Public Health and Environmental Sustainability|