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.
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.
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.
CSU's academics bring a wealth of practical, operational, policy and strategic experience to the classroom.
Study part-time online and earn or upgrade your qualification while continuing to work in your chosen field.
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.
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.
Take your emergency management skills to the front line in police, fire, ambulance/paramedic, State Emergency Services, national parks, forestry, prisons and defence organisations.
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.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
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Provider CRICOS 00005FApplicants for the Bachelor of Emergency Management must meet the following Admission Requirements:
At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.
This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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