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Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
1GC016
1GC516
Online
1GC016
1GC516
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
Summer Semester
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

UEMDM1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Society and Welfare Studies

Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the 'Top End' and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and South-East Asia, this highly unique postgraduate program focuses on a geographic region that is arguably the most prone to, and affected by various types of disasters.

As an emergency and disaster management specialist, you will have the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.

You will have the essential knowledge and skills required to manage all phases of the disaster management cycle.

You will also confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses and report on your professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.

This in-depth course promotes its uniqueness in three areas:

  1. its focus on Asia-Pacific Region
  2. its informed practice and research
  3. its multi-sectoral approach.

Along with the necessary technical skills and experience, you will also develop your managerial and leadership skills to either assist in your current career or help with new career pathways.

This course is a pathway for advanced studies and is supported by nationally and internationally respected industry partners.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management are entry and exit pathways for the master’s degree course.

Career opportunities

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities that focus on emergency and disaster management from prevention to recovery. Your qualifications could land you a role in health, environment, social wellbeing and management.

Credit transfers & pathways


Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

Credit transfer

For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

Course fees

Commonwealth supported places

Commonwealth Supported places are available in this course to students who meet one of the following residency requirements:
(a) Australian Citizenship; or
(b) a New Zealand citizen or a permanent resident visa holder who will be resident within Australia for the duration of the unit. 
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Student Contribution and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
2019 HE unit fees will be published no later than 1 December 2018.

International full fees

See the Office of International Services for details on International Course Fees: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.
 

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

The course provides an introduction to core and specialist knowledge in emergency and disaster management in the Asia-Pacific region. Students may choose from a range of specialist elective subjects in health, engineering, environment, management, and Indigenous knowledges. Graduates of the course may continue on a pathway to a Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management or a Master of Emergency and Disaster Management.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type
Credit Points
Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
20

Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below. 

DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
 

Specialist Elective
(2 units)
20

Unit totalling 20 credit points selected from the list of available units detailed below.

Health
PHM592 Global Health
PHM593 Tropical Child Health

Engineering
ENG462 Water Resources Engineering ^(manual enrolment required)
ENG473 Communication Systems (new title 2016) ^(manual enrolment required)

^ students completing a Graduate Certificate/Diploma who wish to undertake a level 4 (400 level) unit must do so via manual enrolment. See Special Enrolment through eForms.

Management
ECO501 Economics for Management (recoded from PRBE001 2016)
ECO502 Decision Making (recoded from PRBE002 2016) (replaced by BUS501 from 2018)
IBM501 International Business (recoded from PRBM009 2016)
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (recoded from PRBM016 2016)
MAN504 Human Resource Management (recoded from PRBM021 2016) (replaced by HRM503 from 2018)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour (recoded from PRBM022 2016)
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership (recoded from PRBM030 2016)
MAN515 Operations Management (recoded from PRBM034 2016)

Environment
ENV502 Remote Sensing
ENV506 Environmental Monitoring and Modelling
ENV507 Fire Ecology and Management
ENV508 Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking (new title 2018)
ENV511 Spatial Methods for Impact Analysis
ENV513 Environmental Planning and Policy
ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia (recoded from ENV504 2016)
ENV518 Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data (new title 2018)
ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-Security and Natural Resource Management (recoded from ENV401 2016)

Indigenous Knowledges
ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development (recoded from ATI410 2016)
ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics (recoded from ATI420 2016)
ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation (recoded from ATI430 2016)
ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies (recoded from ATI440 2016)

 
40
Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award. 
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information. 

COURSE CHANGES - 2018

MAN504 has been replaced by HRM503 and is equivalent. Students who have completed MAN504 should not complete HRM503.
ECO502 has been replaced by BUS501 and is equivalent. Students who have completed ECO502 should not complete BUS501.
ENV508 Applied Geographic Information Systems is now Geographic Information Systems and Spatial Thinking.
ENV518 Advanced Spatial Science is now Analysing and Synthesising Spatial Data.

Unit Code Changes from 2016

Previous Unit Code New Unit Code (2016) Unit Title
ATI410 ATI501 Neocolonialism, Advocacy and the Critique of Development
ATI420 ATI502 Indigenous Policy Agendas in Federal and State Politics
ATI430 ATI503 Indigenous Knowledges, Property Rights and Economic Participation
ATI440 ATI504 Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies
ENV401 ENV521 Community Engagement for Bio-security and Natural Resource Management
ENV504 ENV516 Ecosystem Function: Field Studies in North Australia
PRBE001 ECO501  Economics for Managers
PRBE002 ECO502 Decision Making
PRBM009 IBM501 International Business
PRBM016 MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
PRBM021 MAN504 Human Resource Management
PRBM022 MAN506 Organisation Behaviour
PRBM030 MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
PRBM034 MAN515 Operations Management

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a part-time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management CO DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist elective SE Specialist elective SE

Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a part-time load.

Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    Specialist elective SE
Year 2
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management CO    
Specialist elective SE    

Students commencing in Summer Semester

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in summer semester and enrolling in a part-time load.

Legend: CU = Common Unit CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective
Semester 1 Semester 2 Summer Semester
Year 1
        MAN506 Organisational Behaviour or
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
SE
Year 2
DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management CO DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management CO    
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective (if not undertaken in Semester 1) SE    

 

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