Version Effective: 4th of May, 2021
Version Effective: 4th of May, 2021

PDC89546 - Introduction to Animal Disaster Management (PrepVet)

Course Details

Course Summary

The Introduction to Animal Disaster Management micro-credential outlines the risk management and reduction in times of disaster, including understanding the factors that lead to emergencies and being prepared for them, to minimise animal losses. Many people in risk-prone areas rely on animals for their livelihoods and survival. Therefore, protection of animals in disasters is a key focus of the strategies in this micro-credential. Protecting animals can be a means of guaranteeing the social, economic, emotional, food and environmental security of people. The micro-credential will include climate change adaptation strategies, case studies and provide an outline of basic care of animals during emergencies.

This micro-credential is also known as PrepVet. 

This is a non-creditable micro-credential which is awarded a digital badge and Certificate of Completion which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements.

Course Details

Course Type Short Course (Professional Development)
Student Availability
  • Domestic
  • International
Application Mode
  • Other
How to Apply
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Study Area
  • Education and Humanities
  • Engineering and Built Environment
  • Health
  • Psychology, Social Work and Community Services
  • Science and Environment
  • Transport and Safety Sciences
  • Work and Study Preparation
Skill Area
  • Business Services
  • Community Services
  • Education Support
  • General Education and Training
  • Health
  • Justice and Law Enforcement
  • Personal Services
  • Rural Industries
  • Safety

Admission Codes

Domestic Students
Tertiary Admission Centre Codes (TAC) Codes
Not Applicable
International Students
Not Applicable

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Undertaking this micro-credential enables students to meet their Continuing Professional Development obligations and industry update requirements in their profession. Upon successful completion of the micro-credential , students will be awarded Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours, a non-creditable micro-credential (Digital Badge) and a Certificate of Completion.

Course Structures

Study Mode Definitions

  • Mixed Mode courses are delivered online and require compulsory attendance of site-specific learning activities such as on-campus residential schools and/or workshops.
  • Online courses are delivered using online resources only.
  • On-campus courses are delivered using a combination of face-to-face and video conferencing style teaching at CQUniversity campuses.

*All study modes may include Vocational placement and/or work integrated learning.

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Standard Micro-credential Structure

20 hours 

  • Online
No units are associated with this course

Course Learning Outcomes

1. Recall the basic concepts and terminology in disaster and risk reduction management and the recommended tools to design implementation strategies

2. Identify the indicators of climate change, how it affects communities, their animals and pets, and the adaptation actions that must be implemented to counteract its negative effects

3. Outline the physical and emotional dangers to which an individual who is actively involved in emergency operations is exposed, as well as the measures that must be taken to avoid them

4. Review the triage and incident command systems used to manage resource allocation in disasters

5. Outline the different actions that specialised rescue teams carry out to evacuate animals during a disaster including the design, implementation and evaluation of livestock interventions to assist people affected by a disaster

6. Reflect on the roles of animal carers in the process of animal welfare during disasters as an interdisciplinary, multifaceted and complex science; emphasising the promotion of proper management of the animals, their environment and resources, as well as risk mitigation strategies.


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