• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Completing the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management from CQUniversity Australia will enhance your skills and knowledge in community-based disaster management across the four phases of a disaster: preparation; prevention; response and recovery.


The Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management at CQUniversity Australia recognises the changing nature of emergency and disaster management in Australia and the important role research and evidence-based practice plays in underpinning contemporary perspectives and approaches. 

As a student in this course, you will draw upon the interdisciplinary nature of emergency and disaster management to explore current and emerging trends and national and international approaches, as well as the key concepts and perspectives that underpin contemporary practice. 

You will study with other students from a broad range of disciplines, expand your knowledge and skills and learn to apply this to the various phases of managing emergencies and disasters.


In the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management, you will study a suite of four core subjects and then have the opportunity to tailor the context of your assessment to the workplace context of interest to your career. This will see you enhancing your career advancement opportunities as a specialist in your chosen area being highly employable in the emergency services in Queensland and all Australian states and territories.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Research for Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Building Adaptive Capacity
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Human Factors in Complex Systems
  • Managing People, Organisations and Context

Detailed Programme Facts

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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General Requirements

  • A Bachelors degree in any discipline; or an Advanced Diploma from the Public Safety Training Package. Applicants with other qualifications at Advanced Diploma level will be assessed on a case by case basis.

CRICOS Provider Code: 00219C

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3480 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3480 AUD per module and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    2940 AUD/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2940 AUD per module and a duration of 12 months.
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