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Emergency Management, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #710 (BCR) Online
The Bachelor of Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University (CSU) provides you with the skills and confidence to coordinate emergency management activities before, during and after a crisis or disaster event. 
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Cyclones, bushfires, floods, plane crashes, and oil spills have all shaped significant events in recent years. How these events are managed can mean the difference between life and death.

If you want to make a difference in your community and see yourself responding in times of crisis and coordinating emergency management activities, this emergency management course is for you.

Course highlights

With the Bachelor of Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University, you'll learn both the principles and practices of emergency and disaster management, and examine and analyse community resilience, disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery. 

The course is designed to meet the needs of public bodies concerned with the protection of life and property – such as federal, state and local government, the police, fire, ambulance, state emergency services and community and health services – as well as private sector groups, such as the insurance and manufacturing industries.

  • Gain a well-rounded education

    The Bachelor of Emergency Management includes specific studies in community resilience and disaster planning, risk management and mitigation, climate change and environmental science, spatial science and geographical information systems (GIS), and decision-making in crisis situations. This course is designed in collaboration with emergency management agencies, regulators, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers, with subjects delivered through the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS). While delivery of the course is entirely online, you may have the opportunity to undertake international study programs through CSU Global.

  • Taught by global leaders

    CSU's academics bring a wealth of practical, operational, policy and strategic experience to the classroom.

  • Flexible online study

    Study part-time online and earn or upgrade your qualification while continuing to work in your chosen field.

Career opportunities

The recent impact of emergency and disaster events, both in Australia and around the world, has seen a steep rise in demand for tertiary qualified emergency management professionals. As an emergency management professional, you can work with a variety of organisations.

  • Work for public bodies and non-government organisations

    Take up a role with federal, state and local government organisations, community service groups and humanitarian aid organisations. You could also work in essential services, public utilities or even health, community and aged care services.

  • Enter emergency and community services organisations

    Take your emergency management skills to the front line in police, fire, ambulance/paramedic, State Emergency Services, national parks, forestry, prisons and defence organisations.

  • Assist manufacturing industries or the commercial sector

    Realise business continuity and safety in the petroleum, mining, primary production and manufacturing industries. Or utilise your skills in hotel chains, shopping centre and major property services, major events management, security firms, refugee processing centres and financial risk organisations.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    192 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Decision Making
  • Emergency Management Plan Development
  • Training and Exercise Development
  • Analysis of Disaster Response
  • Post Impact Disaster Management 
  • Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
  • Indigenous Australian Cultures, Histories and Contemporary Realities
  • Communicating Environmental Data
  • Team Management and Leadership
  • Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
  • Principles of Geographic Information systems
  • Plus one Elective

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • 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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General Requirements

Provider CRICOS 00005F

Applicants for the Bachelor of Emergency Management must meet the following Admission Requirements:
  • At least one year's work experience (paid or voluntary) in an industry, organisation, agency or enterprise that has emergency management roles and responsibilities demonstrated by a detailed resume.

Work Experience

At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

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

    25600 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 25600 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    8792 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8792 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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