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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 Diploma 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 Diploma 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 another approved qualification; and

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

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 120 credits, comprising:

(a) at least 75 credits at 300 level;

(b) any compulsory courses 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 Diploma in Emergency Management is awarded without an endorsement.

Completion Requirements

4. Any 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. Candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

6. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Schedule for the Graduate Diploma 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 (90 credits from)

No more than 30 credits from

130.203 Disaster Risk Management 15 credits

132.221 Planning Studies 15 credits

152.252 Project Management 15 credits

175.201 Social Psychology 15 credits

251.271 Occupational Health and Safety I 15 credits

251.272 Occupational Health and Safety II 15 credits

At least 60 credits from

131.321 Strategies for Sustainable Development 15 credits

152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits
R 152328, 152329

152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits
P Any 200 level Management course R 152341, 152365

214.301 Environmental Health Risk Management for Disasters 15 credits

219.303 Organisational Communication 15 credits
R 114353

219.305 Public Relations Management 15 credits
P 219209 R 114363

219.307 Interpersonal Communication 15 credits
R 219201,114261,14352

219.312 Risk and Crisis Communication 15 credits

219.335 Media Law and Ethics 15 credits
R 219331