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Master of Disaster and Emergency Response (Online)

Tuitionfee

49,650 AUDTuition Fee/year

Main Subject Area

Public PolicyMain Subject Area

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Disaster and Emergency Response is delivered fully online. It provides the emergency services practitioner with a broad understanding of the challenges associated with coordinating the scene of a major incident or disaster, and providing leadership and support to those involved. This includes people currently working in areas like emergency services, healthcare services, military, NGO’s, volunteer groups, disaster response agencies or emergency telecommunications. The course is the shortest of its kind in Australia and is available entirely online. It will provide you with a complete introduction to the challenges associated with the management of mass casualty incidents and disasters and providing leadership and support to those involved. The course explores disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. You’ll also study the psychological effects of disaster and be introduced to the concepts of disaster health and humanitarian. The course also gives you the opportunity to develop research skills, including developing a systematic review on a topic of your choice, which some students have gone to publish. Each week you’ll benefit from the expertise of renowned national and international guest speakers through interview-style podcasts. Speakers have included professionals from organisations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience and the International Committee of the Red Cross. As well as speakers who survived terrorist attacks like the London and Bali bombings and 9/11.

Program overview

Main Subject

Public Policy

Study Level

Masters

The Master of Disaster and Emergency Response is delivered fully online. It provides the emergency services practitioner with a broad understanding of the challenges associated with coordinating the scene of a major incident or disaster, and providing leadership and support to those involved. This includes people currently working in areas like emergency services, healthcare services, military, NGO’s, volunteer groups, disaster response agencies or emergency telecommunications. The course is the shortest of its kind in Australia and is available entirely online. It will provide you with a complete introduction to the challenges associated with the management of mass casualty incidents and disasters and providing leadership and support to those involved. The course explores disaster preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery. You’ll also study the psychological effects of disaster and be introduced to the concepts of disaster health and humanitarian. The course also gives you the opportunity to develop research skills, including developing a systematic review on a topic of your choice, which some students have gone to publish. Each week you’ll benefit from the expertise of renowned national and international guest speakers through interview-style podcasts. Speakers have included professionals from organisations such as the United Nations, the World Health Organization, the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, the Australian Institute of Disaster Resilience and the International Committee of the Red Cross. As well as speakers who survived terrorist attacks like the London and Bali bombings and 9/11.

Admission requirements

Undergraduate

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6+
176+
58+

Academic admission requirements (Band 8) may be satisfied through completion of one of the following:

  • Bachelor degree in a cognate discipline; or
  • Where accepted, equivalent prior learning, including at least five years relevant professional experience.
Jan-2000

Tuition fee and scholarships

Domestic Students

31,725 AUD
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International Students

49,650 AUD
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