Edith Cowan University ECU

Graduate Certificate of Disaster and Emergency Response

Edith Cowan University ECU

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00279B

This unique course has been designed for multi-disciplinary professionals who are involved in the overall management of, and response to disasters. This includes people currently working in areas like emergency services, healthcare services, military, NGO’s, volunteer groups, disaster response agencies or emergency telecommunications. The course is the shortest of its kind in Australia and is available entirely online. It will help you develop a broad understanding of the challenges associated with responding to mass casualty incidents and disasters. You’ll explore topics like scene management, mass fatality management and disaster victim identification, along with leadership, communication, and the legal and ethical issues associated with disasters. Each week you’ll benefit from the expertise of renowned national and international guest speakers through interview-style podcasts. Speakers have included professionals from organisations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience and the International Committee of the Red Cross. As well as speakers who survived terrorist attacks like the London and Bali bombings and 9/11.


3 Units 60 Credit Points.

Standard entry requirements

University admission requirements apply. All applicants are required to have a Bachelor's degree in emergency response/management or a relevant health related degree such as medical science, paramedicine, nursing, health sciences, health services management, public health, emergency management, with equivalents considered. Alternatively applicants can be considered based on a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Online International: $16,800 No
  • Online/Off-campus : 0.5 years

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