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Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services)

2020

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Overview
Location
SATAC Code
UAC Code
Casuarina Campus (FF)
1GC536
871110
Online (FF)
1GC536
871110
* CSP = Commonwealth supported place
FF = Full fee
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
Applications accepted through MyNextCourse
No
Can offers be deferred?
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ULPFE1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services)
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

The Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services) prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide effective and efficient leadership for managing all types of situations, from small-scale routine emergencies to complex catastrophic events.

The course explores how public leaders manage crises, the secrets of successful crisis management, and how to anticipate and mitigate risk and future crises.

During the course, you will:

  • develop your leadership skills through advanced analysis of case studies from Australian and abroad
  • learn about proactive measures to deal with emergency risk reduction
  • explore how to use your skills and knowledge in a way that is appropriate, collaborative and productive in local and global contexts gain a holistic, in-depth understanding of the leadership framework for complex crisis management
  • move beyond academic and theory-based learning to gain the practical and applied skills you will need to work in the sector at a national, regional and international level.

The course creates a solid foundation for translating your academic development into practical responses, and to apply lessons learned from your professional experience to academic thinking. You will develop your leadership and managerial skills to extend your career opportunities.

Career opportunities

Most students undertaking this course are from the police, fire and emergency sector and study to acquire skills and knowledge that will further their career in the sector.

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

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
2019 and 2020: Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments.

  • 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

You must successfully complete two core and two specialist elective units of 10 credit points each, totalling 40 credit points. You will choose specialist electives from a suite of units and we recommend that you discuss your selection with the Course Coordinator, who will provide guidance on which units meet your specific needs and can advise on further study pathways.

The Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services) is a nested course within CDU's Master of Emergency and Disaster Management and Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management. It is also a pathway into CDU's Master of Business Administration (MBA).


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)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management (not offered in 2019)
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MAN515 Operations Management
COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
BUS501 Decision Making
HRM503 International Human Resource Management
Unspecified Unit - One unspecified postgraduate level unit available at CDU may be selected if approved as part of the student's pathway by the Course Coordinator.
 

  40cp 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.

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 standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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Domestic students - postgraduate studies

SATAC

SATAC is the application channel for residents of NT, ACT, SA, WA, QLD, VIC or TAS

 

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UAC

UAC is the application channel for residents of NSW

 

 

UAC

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