Supporting your workforce's emergency and disaster management training goals

Provide additional support for your workforce, who will gain practical skills in crisis communication planning and decision-making, and learn to operate in unstable and unpredictable environments with decisiveness.

What is the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management?

The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management is an online course designed to provide employees working in emergency services and the healthcare industry to gain practical skills in crisis planning and decision-making, with agile leadership.

When emergency situations do occur, leadership is vital, as effective leaders will be able to operate in unpredictable circumstances, making decisions that ultimately protect individuals and communities who find themselves on the front-line of a man-made or natural disaster.

Supporting the emergency and disaster management workforce

A fully online degree, the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management is a way employers can support their organisation’s educational goals. Online study gives you the flexibility to upskill employees while they continue to carry out their normal roles. This ensures employees’ service to the community doesn’t need to be put on hold.

Both individual and group enrolment are available.

Wide-ranging study support

Your employees will benefit from QUT Online’s comprehensive support network. This includes:

  • Student Advisors, who are available extended hours, seven days a week, providing support with assessments, time management, and IT queries
  • Online Learning Advisors, who take the place of in-class tutors and bring years of industry experience to online classes – facilitating learning and guiding students through course content
  • A network of like-minded students, many of whom come from a range of emergency services and disaster management backgrounds.

Next steps

Firstly, you can find out more information about the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management on the course page, including a downloadable brochure.

If you would like to discuss specifically how this course would support your organisation’s education goals, register your interest in the form below and we’ll be in touch shortly.


Online classroom

Our world-class online classroom is built specifically for online students. In-built discussion boards are always buzzing with conversations between students and tutors, allowing you to gain a deeper insight into your studies and make great connections that will last well beyond graduation. And your assessments are also tailored for the online space.

Flexible study

We understand many postgraduate students have busy lives and need flexible study options. That’s why we offer a tailored online classroom – so you can fit study into your life, when it suits you. Whether you need to study on your lunchbreak, or after your kids are in bed, you can log on and access everything you need, wherever you are.

Supportive environment

You will study each unit in a small online group, led by one of our expert Online Learning Advisors (OLAs). Each OLA is a subject matter expert in your coursework. Your Advisor will bring a wealth of industry experience that not only enhances your learning but can open your professional network, expanding your career opportunities. You will learn practical tools for your career now and in the future.