Emergency and Disaster Management

Charles Darwin University

24 months
31000 AUD/year
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Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the 'Top End' and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and South-East Asia, this highly unique postgraduate program for Emergency and Disaster Management from Charles Darwin University focuses on a geographic region that is arguably the most prone to, and affected by, various types of disasters.


As an emergency and disaster management specialist, you will have the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.

You will have the essential knowledge and skills required to lead and manage all phases of the disaster management cycle.

You will be able to confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses and report on your professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.

This in-depth course promotes its uniqueness in three areas:

  • its focus on Asia-Pacific Region
  • its informed practice and research
  • its multi-sectoral approach.

This course is a pathway for further studies and is supported by nationally and internationally respected leading industry partners.

The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management from Charles Darwin University are also nested within the master’s degree course as entry and exit pathways to this program. The course also provides you with the technical, managerial and leadership skills required to progress in your current career or to enter new career pathways. The option to focus on a particular area or shift to an aligned specialisation is provided through the wide range of specialist electives.

Career options:

  •  Hazardous Material Management
  • Homeland Security Officer
  • Public Health Preparedness
  •  Public Information Officer
  • Hospital Emergency Preparedness Administrator
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Emergency Preparedness Specialist
  • Geographer 
  • Engineer

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Indigenous Knowledges and Epistemologies 
  • 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
  • Reflective Case Study
  • Research Methodologies in Global Learning
  • Epidemiology

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.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Cricos Code: 082431J

  • Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree or equivalent, or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field.
  • All HE applicants are required to demonstrate the minimum English language proficiency requirements for their chosen course of study. 
  • Where applicable, international applicants must also satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) English language proficiency (ELP) requirements for student visa applications. 
  • A police check is required before undertaking fieldwork and an Ochre Card is required for students who may be working with children under 18 years of age. Pre-fieldwork vaccinations may be required.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 31000 AUD per year and a duration of 24 months.


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Emergency and Disaster Management
Charles Darwin University