CQUniversity Australia

Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

CQUniversity Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00219C

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. As a student in this course, you will draw upon the multidisciplinary nature of emergency and disaster management and explore the implications of political, economic, social, cultural and technological trends, as well as the key concepts and perspectives that underpin contemporary emergency and disaster management practice. You will learn to communicate high-level actions and solutions to emergency and disaster management issues that are grounded in contemporary research. You will study with students from a broad range of disciplines, expand your knowledge and leadership skills and learn to apply them to the various phases of the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery model during emergencies and disasters.


8 units (48 credit points)


  • Emergency management
  • Disaster management
  • Natural hazards
  • Crisis communication

Standard 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
  • OrA completed AQF equivalent Bachelor degree, or higher equivalent qualification.English Language Proficiency RequirementsIf 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), orAn Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Certificate IV qualification, orAn AQF Diploma level qualification, orBachelor level qualification study for a period of at least 2 years fulltime with a minimum overall GPA 4.0completed 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
  • OrTest of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) iBT - Requires 75 or better overall and no score less than 17
  • OrPearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) - Requires an overall score of 54 with no sub-score less than 46
  • OrAn 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.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online Study Yes
  • Part-time : 2 years

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