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Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management from CQUniversity Australia 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.

During this Emergency and Disaster Management program from CQUniversity Australia, 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 1 year part-time
Intake: March
Tuition Fee: AUD 15 360 per year
Location: Online


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.

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CQUniversity offers a wide variety of public health and emergency services courses focused on equipping health and emergency service workers with the latest knowledge and skills in crisis management.

Broad Range of Options

Whether you are currently working in the industry seeking to advance your skills, or looking to kick start a new career in public health and emergency services, our broad and ever-growing range of courses give you the choice to be what you want to be. Choose from emergency services, emergency and disaster management and public health courses.

Study Your Way

A number of our public health and emergency service courses allow you to choose between on-campus or online study. You may choose to study by online study while you work in the industry, allowing you to gain practical experience and earn while you learn.

Up-to-date and industry relevant

CQUniversity courses are constantly being reviewed and updated in consultation with industry, accrediting bodies and other stakeholders to ensure they are relevant and up-to-date. In fact, our offerings are a response to industry demand for people with specialised industry expertise.

Postgraduate and research

CQUniversity offers a range of related postgraduate and research courses.

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