The Bachelor of Emergency Service recognises the increasingly complex environment faced by emergency service workers, and the economic, social and environmental impact of emergencies on our communities.
This qualification draws upon the interdisciplinary learning, teaching and research from a range of emergency service contexts to extend upon the Vocational Education and Training (VET) qualifications and the workplace experience of those working in emergency service roles. It provides a pathway to degree level qualifications and an opportunity to explore in–depth a range of key concepts and perspectives which underpin contemporary emergency service.
Students will have the opportunity to gain crucial lifelong learning and transferable generic skills, such as critical thinking and problem solving, which may be applied to a range of employment opportunities and life situations. The degree's flexible structure and approach to delivery encourages students to tailor their own course 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.
Emergency service related areas.
|Interim Awards||Not applicable|
|Exit Awards||Not applicable|
|Professional Accreditation||Not applicable|
|Learned Society Accreditation||Not applicable|
No Residential School for this course.
|Year||Number of Students|
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|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|
The Bachelor of Emergency Service 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 applied to the student record accordingly. Students who are admitted on the basis of a:
Compulsory units - Block one
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|EMER12001||Emergency Services and the Community|
|MGMT11109||Introduction to Business|
|OCHS11026||Introductory Occupational Health and Safety|
Compulsory units - Block two
|Students must complete the following compulsory units:|
|EMER13001||Community Safety and Education in Action|
|PMSC13008||Evaluating Emergency Services Risks|
|EVST19022||Climate Change: Risk and Assessments|
|PMSC13007||Contemporary Emergency Services Issues|
|OCHS13022||Management of Fatigue Risk|
|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 and Social Impact Assessment|
|PBHL13002||Public Health Disaster Management|
|PBHL13001||Public Health and Environmental Sustainability|