Course and Subject Handbook 2015 Course Information Postgraduate Courses Graduate Certificate of Disaster Management [Available only at the beginning of year]

Graduate Certificate of Disaster Management [Available only at the beginning of year]

Course code

109611

Version

3

Course Type

Graduate Certificate (AQF Level 8)

Division

Tropical Environments and Societies

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

Completion of an AQF Level 7 Bachelor Degree or

Other qualifications or experience recognised by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor of the Division of Tropical Environments and Societies as equivalent to the above.

Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements

Applicants of non-English speaking backgrounds must meet the English language proficiency requirements of Band 1 Schedule II of the JCU Admissions Policy.

Additional entry
requirements

Interview (by invitation) for applicants without a Bachelor degree.

Available only to approved government employees in 2014/2015

Post admission
requirements

For flexible delivery options, computer and internet access is required.

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

12 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Nil

Additional completion requirements

Must hold current Senior First Aid certificate at the time of graduation

Course learning outcomes

On successful completion of the Graduate Certificate of Disaster Management, graduates will be able to:

  • Integrate and apply specialised theoretical and technical knowledge in one or more disciplines related to all phases of the disaster management cycle.

  • Retrieve, analyse, synthesise and evaluate knowledge from a range of sources.

  • Plan and conduct reliable, evidence-based studies and designs by selecting and applying methods, techniques and tools, as appropriate to one or more disciplines related to disaster management.

  • Organise, analyse and interpret complex disaster-related data using qualitative, quantitative and technological skills.

  • Communicate complex ideas, arguments and conclusions clearly and coherently to a variety of audiences through advanced written and oral English language skills and a variety of media.

  • Identify, analyse and generate solutions to unpredictable or complex problems, especially related to tropical, rural, remote or Indigenous contexts, by applying disaster management knowledge and skills with initiative and high level judgement.

  • Explain and apply regulatory requirements, ethical principles and, where appropriate, cultural frameworks, to work effectively, responsibly and safely in diverse contexts.

  • Reflect on current skills, knowledge and attitudes to manage their professional learning needs and performance, autonomously and in collaboration with others.

Course Structure

CORE SUBJECTS

EV5607:03 Disasters: Policy to Practice

EV5612:03 Disaster Planning and Preparedness

EV5613:03 Disaster Response and Recovery

EV5614:03 Leadership in Disaster Management

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

Part-time only

Townsville

Part-time only

Candidature

Expected time to complete

1 year part time

Maximum time to complete

4 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression
requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment
requirements

Nil

Accreditation
requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass
Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for
final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Students may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing and Articulation policy and associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

6 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for subjects completed in the 4 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 8 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the student has not completed this course.

Other restrictions

Nil

Award Details

Award title

GRADUATE CERTIFICATE OF DISASTER MANAGEMENT

Approved abbreviation

GCertDisasterMgt

This is a joint degree

No

Inclusion of majors on
testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Special Awards

Not applicable