Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

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Lead emergency operations from the front line

Studying this postgraduate degree in Emergency and Disaster Management with QUT Online, you will examine the underlying drivers of risk, taking into account the risk factors during, and in the aftermath of, an emergency.

Emergency and disaster management is a vital sector within the healthcare industry, and has a profound impact on the lives of individuals and communities who find themselves at the front-line of a natural or man-made disaster.

When an emergency situation does arise, strong leadership in the form of effective management is vital. Effective leaders are able to coordinate efficient responses that factor in unpredictability and rapidly changing circumstances.

You will gain practical skills in crisis communication planning and decision-making, and learn to operate in unstable and unpredictable environments with decisiveness.

Entry criteria

You can gain entry into the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management with:

  • A completed recognised bachelor degree in any discipline; or
  • A completed recognised diploma qualification (or higher award) with at least three years appropriate full-time professional work experience; or
  • Current registration within the applicant’s field of practice with a nationally recognised professional body with at least three years full-time professional work experience which includes at least one year in a supervisory or leadership role; or
  • At least seven years full-time professional experience in a supervisory or leadership role.


This course is not available to international students.



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Course units

Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

Disaster Management

Disaster Planning and Preparedness

Disaster Response and Recovery

Leadership in Disaster Management


Our dedicated support team are here to help you when you need it. They are available online or over the phone seven days a week to answer all your questions. They are here to help with everything from technical support to academic questions. QUT Online has the tools and people to make your postgraduate study achievable and enjoyable.

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Career opportunities

Emergency Coordinator

Provide leadership for an organisation and ensure it has a sustainable and resilient disaster and emergency response plan.

Incident Support Officer

Advise an organisation regarding a range of emergency events – both man-made and natural – and assist with projects to draft more effective disaster response and recovery plans.

Training Coordinator

Coordinate high-quality training programs that ensure an organisation is well-prepared to respond effectively to disaster and emergency events.

Emergency Services Officer

Assume responsibility within an organisation for the delivery of a rigorous and comprehensive emergency response and security service.

Learning at QUT Online

A unique opportunity

Whether you’re advancing or changing your career, studying online is the flexible way to achieve your goal, allowing you to log on and learn when it suits.

Your network

We are ranked in the top 50 universities in the world for employer-student connections. And when you study with us, our connections become your connections.

Learning that suits you best

Fit study into your life, when it suits you. If you study on your lunch break, or after your kids are in bed, you can access everything you need, wherever you are.

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