CM39 - Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

Overview

Course Overview

The Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice play 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 emergency and disaster management practice. You will gain skills in leadership, crisis communication and risk management, and learn to operate in unpredictable environments. You will study with 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.

The aim of the Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management is to prepare professionals 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.

Career Information

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.

Course Details
Duration 2 years part-time
Credit Points that Must be Earned 48
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 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 Postgraduate Award
Qualification (post nominal) GradDipEDM
AQF Level Level 8: Graduate Diploma
Course Fees
Indicative Year - 2022
  • Domestic Full Fee Paying – Indicative First Year Fee - $24,942

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
CRICOS Codes
Not Applicable
Where and when can I start?
Units offered internally at the below campuses may be delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching.
Units offered via MIX mode are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools, placements and/or work integrated learning. See Course Features tab for further information. Online units are delivered using online resources only.
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The following tables list the courses availabilities by location and term. Directing your pointer over your preferred location will provide further information if this course is not available for the full duration. Please be sure to also check individual unit availability by location and term prior to enrolling.

Domestic Availability

Term 1 - 2023

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online
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International Availability

Term 1 - 2023

Online

Term 1 - 2022

Online
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What do I need to start?
Entry Scores
Entry scores are not available, please contact the Student Advice Team for more information.
Entry Requirements

To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must hold:

  • A completed Advanced Diploma from the Public Safety, Health, or Police Training Package; or
  • A completed AQF equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification; or
  • Completion of CQUniversity’s CC27 Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, or equivalent.

English Language Proficiency Requirements

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:

  • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
  • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) diploma level qualification, or
  • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years full time with a minimum overall GPA 4.0

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:

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic) overall band score of at least 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each subset; or
  • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) - Requires 550 or better overall and minimum TWE score of 4.5 (Paper Based Test), or 75 or better overall and no score less than 17 (Internet Based Test); or
  • Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46; or
  • An Occupational English Test with Grades A or B only in each of the four components.

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.

International Students should visit http://www.cqu.edu.au/international for further information.

Each student will be assessed individually.

Security Requirements
No information available at this time
Health Requirements
No information available at this time
Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Fees and Charges
Course Features

Awards and Accreditation

Interim Awards CC27 - Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management
Exit Awards CC27 - Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management
Professional Accreditation Not applicable
Learned Society Accreditation Not applicable

Residential School Requirements

No Residential School for this course.

Practicum/Work Placement

Not applicable

Previous and Current Enrolments

Year Number of Students
2022 6
Inherent Requirements
There are currently no inherent requirements associated with this course.
Core Learning Outcomes
  • 1. Analyse complex technical and theoretical emergency and disaster management concepts
  • 2. Critically appraise the current and emerging national and international emergency and disaster management approaches
  • 3. Identify appropriate strategies to develop and maintain partnerships in emergency and disaster management
  • 4. Communicate high-level actions and solutions to emergency and disaster management issues that are grounded in research/evidence
  • 5. Evaluate Leadership and management approaches that are relevant to the emergency and disaster management profession
  • 6. Analyse the implications of political, economic, social, cultural and technological trends for emergency and disaster management practice.
  Course Learning Outcomes
Australian Qualifications Framework Descriptors 1 2 3 4 5 6
1. KNOWLEDGE Have advanced 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 concept
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
Course Structure

In order to complete this course, you must:

  1. Complete the core structure
Number of units: 8 Total credit points: 48

Year 1 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DSMG28001 Foundations of Emergency and Disaster Management
DSMG20003 Research for Emergency and Disaster Management
Year 1 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
COMM20110 Crisis Communication
DSMG29001 Disaster Risk Reduction
Year 2 - Term 1
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DSMG29002 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
DSMG29003 Building Adaptive Capacity in Communities
Year 2 - Term 2
Students must complete the following compulsory units:
DSMG29004 Contemporary Issues in Emergency and Disaster Management
SAFE20018 Fatigue Risk Management
More Details
There is no additional information for this course.