24 months
31000 AUD/year
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The Emergency and Disaster Management program from Charles Darwin University qualifies you with the skills and knowledge to work as an emergency and disaster management professional in a variety of contexts. 


Key Features

This in-depth and unique Emergency and Disaster Management program from Charles Darwin University draws upon the expertise and practical experience of researchers and practitioners working from Australia's gateway to Indonesia and Southeast Asia which is arguably one of the regions of the world most prone to, and affected by, various types of disasters. This course focuses on informed practice and research, and critically examines issues through a multi-sectoral lens to explore the ways in which different professional and cultural perspectives may shape emergency and disaster management work.

During the course you will:
  • Gain the essential knowledge and skills required to lead and manage all phases of the disaster management cycle
  • Learn how to confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses
  • Learn how to apply your skills, knowledge and experience in a way that's appropriate, collaborative and productive in the Asia Pacific region and beyond
  • Have the opportunity to tailor your course by choosing from a broad range of specialised electives and drawing on relevant study opportunities both at CDU and elsewhere
  • Acquire the technical, managerial and leadership skills to progress your current career or take a new professional direction.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
  • Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
  • Research Methodologies in Global Learning
  • Principles of Indigenous Research
  • Indigenous Research Methodologies
  • Realist Research and Evaluation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


160 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS Code: 082431J

  • Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree, graduate certificate, graduate diploma, masters degree or equivalent international qualification. Applicants who don't meet the entry requirements, are advised to consider applying for the Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management or contact the course coordinator in the College of Indigenous Futures, Education and the Arts by email to

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 31000 AUD per year during 24 months.

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