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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II


1. Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management requires that the candidate will:

(a) meet the University admission requirements as specified; and

(b) have been awarded or qualified for the award of a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent, or an approved qualification; and

(c) have completed at least one year of emergency management-related experience.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management shall follow a flexible course of study, which shall consist of papers totalling at least 60 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 45 credits at 300 level;

(b) any compulsory papers listed in the Schedule for the Qualification; and including

(c) attending contact workshops, block courses, field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials and laboratories as required.


3. The Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management is awarded without an endorsement.

Completion Requirements

4. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Graduate Certificates will apply.

5. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

7. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates who have completed at least 15 credits towards a Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, prior to 1 January 2018 may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses included in the Schedule to the Certificate. These transition arrangements expire 31 December 2019.

Schedule for the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

Compulsory courses (30 credits from)

130.202 Introduction to Emergency Management 15 credits  
130.301 Incident Command Systems 15 credits P Any 200-level course or Graduate Status

Elective courses (30 credits from)

131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits  
152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits R 152.328 and 152.329
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365
193.304 Animal Welfare Emergency Management 15 credits P 193.204 or 130.202 or 117.2xx or 119.2xx or 112.2xx
214.301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters 15 credits  
219.303 Organisational Communication 15 credits R 114.353
219.305 Public Relations Management 15 credits P 219.209 R 114.363
219.307 Interpersonal Communication 15 credits R 219.201,114.261,14.352
219.312 Risk and Crisis Communication 15 credits  
219.335 Media Law and Ethics 15 credits R 219.331

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