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Emergency Management (also known as Civil Defence or Disaster Management) is an exciting and growing global profession.
When the devastating Canterbury earthquake struck on February 22, 2011 it was Massey University emergency management alumni, students and faculty that deployed to New Zealand’s worst disaster in close to 80 years.
From key roles in the emergency operations centre, to front line search and rescue, our Massey whanau (family) responded and their application of our emergency management teaching and research programmes made a difference.
Since its inception in the early 1990s, Massey University’s emergency management programme has produced over 100 graduates making us most popular university level emergency management education provider in New Zealand.
Over the past few years we have made some significant changes to our qualifications to better equip graduates for the rapidly evolving profession of emergency management, including the enhancement of digital learning technologies. We see ourselves as an important part of developing community disaster resilience through providing a challenging and quality graduate teaching and research programme to both New Zealand and students worldwide.
In partnership with the Professional and Continuing Education (PaCE) service, Massey University also offers a range of short emergency management professional development workshops and courses. These attendance based learning events cover a diverse range of topics, without the demands of pre or post event activities or assessments. Delivered using a mixture of leading academics and seasoned practitioners, these events are ideal for new and experienced emergency managers. A certificate of attendance is issued which will assist with professional certification requirements such as the Certified Emergency Manager (CEM®). Customised workshops can also be developed for clients upon request and can be delivered world wide.
We have world class faculty including international renowned researchers and practitioners, with real life disaster experience. All of our faculty have international experience ranging from researching the effects from volcanic eruptions, assessing the psychosocial impact on disaster survivors to working for the United Nations managing disaster response operations – making sure your qualification is taught with the right balance of academia and practice.
Massey is New Zealand’s leading distance education and multi-campus university and the recipient of more tertiary teaching excellence awards than any other university in New Zealand. We have campuses in Auckland, Palmerston North, and Wellington – and of course, we also have a broad range of distance study options including emergency management that you can study from anywhere in the world.
If you are interested in any of these programmes or need more information please contact Raj Prasanna as detailed below.:
Phone +64 6 801-5799 Ext 62167
NZ Free Phone 0800 MASSEY (0800 627 739)
If you seek further information on emergency management as a career option, visit the NZ Career Service website.
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Last updated on Friday 28 April 2017