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Emergency and Disaster Management (Diploma)

Main organization(s): Swinburne University of Technology, International Disaaster Management Centre (IDMC)


Post Graduate Diploma


The Graduate Diploma in Emergency and Disaster Management has been developed to meet the training needs of the strategic planners in emergency services, industry and communities by providing broad skills in the professional area of emergency and disaster management. It will build upon the framework established in the Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management and will develop depths of knowledge and planning skills in specific areas such as logistics, evacuation and the review of emergencies and disasters. This will allow students to develop an applied strategic approach to emergency management. To complete the graduate diploma students will undertake a supervised project within an industry setting to allow them to apply their skills and knowledge. The program provides participants with a regional, national and international perspective on disaster management, based around the Australian/New Zealand standard on Risk Management (AS/NZS 4360:2004). This is a postgraduate programme accredited by Swinburne University of Technology and delivered by Swinburne's TAFE (Technical and Further Education) Division. All graduates will receive a Swinburne University of Technology award.

Subject areas

Hazards, Emergency management, Disaster risk management, Community development, Recovery, Evacuation, Logistics management, Disaster management evaluation.

Target audience

University students, Disaster management professionals.
Please note that the course, though online, is not available for international students.

Admission Requirement

A degree or advanced diploma from a recognized tertiary institution (or approved equivalent). Applicants with relevant work experience are also eligible to apply, particularly where relevant professional practice has been undertaken.



Geographical coverage



2 years

Application procedure

Completed application form, certified copy of academic results, current CV, English proficiency exam scores for students from non English speaking countries. The online education course is only available to international students who are studying in a country other than Australia. For further details please contact the International Disaster Management Centre (IDMC) on +61 3 9214 5146, or visit TAFE online certificate programme section to download the International student application form.


Please consult university home page.

Tuition & cost

Tuition and costs are subject to change, for details please consult university home page.

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page.


Swinburne University of Technology
Level 1, Swinburne Place, West Building
Hawthorn, Victoria 3122
Tel: + 61 3 9214 5146
Fax: + 61 3 9214 8650

Last updated

21 Nov 2007

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  • Type Online courses
  • Level Certificate/Diploma
  • Location Victoria, Australia.
  • Language English

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