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    Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management
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    Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

    CQUniversity Australia

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    Australia, Rockhampton

    University RankQS Ranking
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    Key Facts

    Program Level

    Graduate Diploma

    Study Type

    Full Time

    Delivery

    Online

    Campuses

    Online

    Program Language

    English

    Start & Deadlines

    Next Intake Deadlines10-Mar-2025 20-Jun-2025
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    Duration 2 year(s)
    Tuition Fee
    AUD 33,270  / year
    Apply Date 20-Jun-2025
    Next Intake 10-Mar-2025

    Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

    About

    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.

    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 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 various phases of managing emergencies and disasters.

    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. 

    INDUSTRY RELEVANT
    You will benefit from our strong connections with industry that see your course material taught by experienced lecturers with relevant and current experience in emergency and disaster management. You will also connect with and hear from industry experts through guest lectures, and take advantage of the knowledge and insight of leaders in the field.

    EVIDENCE-BASED PRACTICE
    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 practice.

    This course 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.

    CAREER FOCUSSED
    Throughout your studies, you will complete project-based, authentic and industry-relevant assessment tasks. This provides you with opportunities to practically apply your learnings and reflect on your current role in emergency service. Your assessments and the unit tasks ensure that you graduate with relevant skills and knowledge to progress your career.

    As a current emergency services professional, you will be able to apply your learnings to your current work and organisations, whether that be with the ambulance service, local, state or federal government, fire and rescue, state emergency service, or police force.

    Our courses provide you with the know-how and confidence to advance into leadership roles, take on strategic projects, advance within the ranks, and be prepared for new and evolving emergency and disaster situations.

    FLEXIBLE STUDY OPTIONS
    CQUniversity’s emergency and disaster management courses are available to study online and there are no residential schools required. This gives you the flexibility to study when and where you like.

    Requirements

    Entry Requirements

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

    • A completed Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Advanced Diploma from the Public Safety, Health or Police Training Package; or
    • A completed AQF equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification.

    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 confirmation of completion of:

    • A secondary qualification (Year 11 and 12, or equivalent), or
    • An Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, or
    • An AQF Diploma level qualification, or
    • Bachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime 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) iBT - Requires 75 or better overall and no score less than 17; 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.

    If you are an international student, visit our international student information for more details.

    Each student will be assessed individually.

     

    English Program Requirements

    If you don’t meet our English language entry requirements and need to improve your English language proficiency, you can do so through our approved English Language Instruction Course for Overseas Students (ELICOS) providers. This means that you can attend the required English language tuition at approved ELICOS providers and gain direct entry into university without an IELTS or TOEFL test.

    Career

    In the Graduate Diploma of OHS, you will undertake core subjects in the areas of human factors, occupational health, risk management, occupational hygiene, OHS law, safety systems and accident phenomenology. This will you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist being highly employable in your field of expertise across both the private and public sectors as a safety professional.

    Fee Information

    +estimated annual tuition fee for a full-time study load


    Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
    Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible

    Tuition Fee

    AUD 33,270 

    How to Apply

    • Select your course
    • Check entry requirements.
    • Check your eligibility for credit.
    • Apply online
    • Obtain certified documents.
    • Submit your application and documents.
    CQUniversity Australia

    Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

    CQUniversity Australia

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    Rockhampton

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