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Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management - CC27

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management is designed for people working in emergency service agencies and professionals working in private, government and non-government community-based organisations who play a role in emergency and disaster management. You will explore current and emerging trends and national and international approaches, and expand your knowledge and skills to apply to the various phases of managing emergencies and disasters.

With fee savings of up to 60% available to eligible students, now is the perfect time to upskill and advance your career. This course is an approved short course under the Australian Government's Job Ready Graduates funding package and offers Commonwealth supported places. This means that you may be eligible to pay a reduced student contribution fee.

DOMESTICINTERNATIONAL
STUDY MODES

Online

UNITS/CREDITS

4/24

DURATION

1 years part-time

AVAILABILITY

Online

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice plays in underpinning contemporary perspectives and approaches.

During this course, you will draw on 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 practice. You will be introduced to the fundamental concepts and frameworks that underpin the effective management of emergencies and disasters while developing your skills in analysing research to play a role in the contemporary practice of emergency and disaster management. The course also covers topics in crisis communication and disaster risk reduction.

This course is designed for 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 or professional interest in the field.    

Job Ready Fee Savings - Qualification from $4834

Take advantage of the Government's Job Ready subsidies and receive a discount on full fees in the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management. With Commonwealth Supported Places available for eligible students, you can enjoy fee savings of up to 60% – the indicative total student contribution for this course starts from $4834.

Core Units 4 Major Units None
Electives None Minor Units None

COURSE STRUCTURE
In the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, you will study four core units.   

UNIT INFORMATION
For information on the units, you could study as part of this course, visit the Handbook and select the "Course Structure" tab.

CREDIT TRANSFER INFORMATION
If you have already completed study relevant to the course you have enrolled in, you may be eligible for credit transfer.

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Online Availability

Term 1 - 2024Available Online
Term 2 - 2023Available Online
Term 2 - 2024Available Online
Majors and minors are not applicable to this course.
Work-integrated learning does not apply to this course.
This course has no residential schools.

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

  • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV or Diploma from the Public Safety, Health or Police Training Package; with a minimum 3 years’ experience within the emergency and disaster management field*; or
  • A completed AQF equivalent Diploma in any discipline; with a minimum 3 years’ experience within the emergency and disaster management field*; or
  • A completed AQF equivalent Bachelor degree, in any discipline, or higher equivalent qualification; or
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience within the emergency and disaster management field*

*Employment experience must be shown in a letter of employment which is presented on a company letterhead as well as signed and dated by a delegated authority. The letter must contain position title, duties performed and length of service. Letters of employment may be referred to the Head of Course to confirm suitability for entry.

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

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil required.

In the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, you will study a suite of four core subjects and then have the opportunity to tailor the context of your assessment to the workplace context of interest to your career. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist in your chosen area being highly employable in the emergency services in Queensland and all Australian states and territories.

Professional recognition is not applicable to this course.
Commonwealth Supported Place – Indicative First Year Fee $4,834.00

Indicative first-year fee

The fees listed are indicative only and based on enrolling in a full-time study load. Your actual fees may vary depending on the units you select and the number you study per term. Fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change. Understanding your fees

Job-ready short course

This course is funded by the Australian Government’s Job Ready Graduate Package, meaning if eligible, you may be offered a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) and benefit from significant fee savings. If you are not eligible for a CSP or if CSPs are full, you will be required to pay full fees.

Commonwealth support and government assistance loans

Commonwealth Supported Places (CSPs) are subsidised by the Australian Government, meaning you are only required to pay the student contribution rather than full tuition fees if you meet eligibility requirements. HECS-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme that assists eligible students in paying their student contributions. If eligible, you can choose to defer paying all or part of your student contribution fees. Learn more about paying for university

Other study costs

Part of your course costs includes Student Services and Amenities Fees (SSAF). There may also be additional costs as part of your studies such as textbooks, technology expenses, travel expenses, professional certifications, or vaccinations. Other study costs

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

If you have decided what you would like to study and are ready to apply, we’re here to help you along the way. Before you apply, you will need to have a Unique Student Identifier (USI). If you do not have a USI, creating one is quick and easy. Simply visit usi.gov.au to create one.

Want to know more about application dates and other admission information?
View our important dates information and read about other admission considerations such as information for domestic students with overseas qualifications, indigenous support, and elite athlete, coach and performer support.

What’s the best way to apply?

  • Option 1: Ideal for Western Australian residents or those who want to study in Western Australia.
  • Option 2: Ideal for all other states.

Option 1: Western Australian residents and those who want to study in Western Australia

If you live in Western Australia or are planning to study in Western Australia, apply via our ApplyCQUni portal.

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Option 2: Ideal for those who live in any of the following states - Apply direct

If you live in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Northern Territory, Australian Capital Territory or Tasmania, submit your application directly to CQUniversity.
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