PDC113210 - Fundamentals of Disaster Management: Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery

Duration 4 hours online self-paced learning. Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.
Course codePDC113210


Disaster events are increasing in severity and frequency and have become a commonplace disruption for many of our global and local communities. The impact of disaster events can have a lasting effect, and as individuals and communities, we each have a role to play in preventing, preparing for, responding to and recovering from such events. This online micro-credential introduces you to the fundamental concepts and frameworks that underpin emergency and disaster management and assists you in identifying the characteristics of natural and human-caused hazards and the key principles of prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.   

This online micro-credential provides a non-creditable micro-credential and digital badge which can be shared to your social networks and displayed in your professional portfolio.

Our micro-credentials are aligned to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Career Opportunities

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.

Structure & Availability



4 hours online self-paced learning.

Students can access the micro-credential for one year from enrolment.

On successful completion of this micro-credential, you will be able to: 

  1. Identify the characteristics of natural and human-caused hazards and vulnerabilities particular to global, regional and national emergency and disaster contexts
  2. Explain the principles of Emergency and Disaster Management using the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery (PPRR) model.


Online Quiz


There are no specific entry requirements.

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How to apply

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