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Online
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Duration

6 years part-time
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Admission information

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CSU has a variety of pathways and admissions requirements for study. Details of the types of 'bonus points' and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants are set out in the CSU institutional admissions information and CSU's general admissions policy.

You can also view details about the applicants who commenced this course last year in the ATAR profile and See the student profile.

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Session availability

Session 2; Session 3; Session 1 201760; 201790; 201830

Please note: all sessions may not be available at all locations or through all study modes. Please check the Course offerings section for more information.

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International students

  • This course is not available to international students.

Course highlights

With CSU's Bachelor of Emergency Management, you will learn both the principles and practices of emergency and disaster management, and examine and analyse community resilience, disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

Contemporary relevance, taught by global leaders

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

Flexible online study with global connections

Study part-time online so you can earn or upgrade a qualification while continuing to work within the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS). This course is designed in collaboration with emergency management agencies, regulators, universities, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers in Australia. The AGSPS also provides education and training programs in Abu Dhabi, China, India (National Police Academy), New Zealand, Indonesia (UNODC), Singapore, Canada and the United Kingdom. While delivery is entirely online, you will have the opportunity to undertake international study programs facilitated by CSU Global.

Gain a well-rounded education

Drawn significantly from real-world case studies and covering areas including emergency management, leadership and management, environmental management and psychology, 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)
  • decision-making in crisis situations.

The Bachelor of Emergency Management is a nationally recognised degree that has been developed to be applicable in an international context.

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Please note that the following subjects have a Workplace Learning component:

Residential schools are a great way to practise what you are learning in a hands-on environment, and to meet your lecturers and classmates.

Some online courses include a residential school, where you will attend a CSU campus during certain sessions throughout your course.

The following subject may have a residential school component:

JST313 Investigative Interviewing

From the early stages of your degree, you can apply for a range of international programs through CSU Global. You could take a session or two on exchange at one of CSU’s partner institutions across the world, go on a study tour during the holidays, or complete some of your practical placements in an unique location.

Are you after a unique CSU study experience? By participating in a CSU Global international study program you can gain a new perspective on where your degree can take you, and even complete your degree that little bit faster. CSU Global has many options available to fit with your course, interests and study needs.

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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.

Public bodies and non-government organisations

Take up a challenging role in emergency management with federal, state and local government organisations, community service groups and humanitarian aid organisations. Or take up a role in essential services, public utilities or even health, community and aged care services.

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.

Manufacturing industries or the commercial sector

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

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.

Public bodies and non-government organisations

Take up a challenging role in emergency management with federal, state and local government organisations, community service groups and humanitarian aid organisations. Or take up a role in essential services, public utilities or even health, community and aged care services.

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.

Manufacturing industries or the commercial sector

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

Credit and pathways

Getting into uni isn’t just about your ATAR; we understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

We understand that if you’re given the chance to study something you’re passionate about, you can really shine. We offer a range of pathway options, including Early Entry – Schools Recommendation Scheme, Regional Bonus Points, and Indigenous Access Program (IAP) to help you get on track to your dream career.

Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

More about Credit

If you’ve studied before, you may be able to fast-track your postgraduate degree with Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL). If you’ve completed relevant tertiary study, you could be awarded credit for your postgraduate degree. Get in touch to see if you’re eligible for credit based on your previous qualifications or industry experience.

Standard CSU credit regulations apply.

Recognition of Emergency Management Australia (EMA) courses and a number of certificates are outlined in Appendix: BEmergMgt: Applying for Credit.

Check your eligibility for credit

Course offerings

The Bachelor of Emergency Management is only available to study on campus.

The Bachelor of Emergency Management is only available to study online.

You can study the Bachelor of Emergency Management online or on campus.

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Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineManlyCGSYYYEAEM
DirectOnlineManlyFPOSYYYJAEM

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CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

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Campus locations listed for online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
DirectOnlineManlyCGSYYYEAEM
DirectOnlineManlyFPOSYYYJAEM

LEGEND
CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

Subjects

For each 8 point subject you are enrolled in, you should expect to spend 10 to 12 hours per week working on assignments and assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, and attending lectures, residential schools, or examinations.

If you are studying four subjects per session, this is equivalent to a full-time job. The workload for some subjects may vary as a result of approved course design.

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The Bachelor of Emergency Management is made up of a series of core (required to be studied) subjects, including all 10 emergency management (EMG) subjects as well as seven non EMG subjects. On top of these 17 core subjects, students are required to select a further four subjects from the elective subject pool.

The emergency management core subjects fall into the three key areas of emergency management planning, emergency operations management and emergency recovery management. Each key area is studied over 12 to 18 months, with subjects within each area designed to follow on from the previous, providing students with a step by step appreciation and understanding of the key concepts, principles and practices associated with that aspect of emergency management.

The core non-EMG subjects are organised so that some are studied concurrently with the earlier EMG subjects and the remainder are studied consecutively with latter EMG subjects.

Students who successfully complete the 14 subjects (128 points) required for the Associate Degree (approximately two thirds of the way through the degree), may elect to exit the program and receive the Associate Degree in Emergency Management.

The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

The course consists of 20 subjects (192 Credit Points). Students may exit with an Associate Degree award upon completion of the first 128 Credit Points.

Common subjects (Associate Degree)

EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
EMG103 Emergency Management Plan Development
EMG201 Training and Exercise Development
EMG206 Analysis of Disaster Response (16CP)
EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16 CP)
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data                                                                                                                                                                
JST324 Team Management and Leadership
AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information systems

Plus two Restricted Electives

Bachelor subjects as per Associate Degree, plus the following

EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16 points)
EMG308 Disaster Recovery, Sustainability and Resilience
EMG309 Humanitarian Relief
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma
AGS320 Water Policy and Management (EM)

Plus two Restricted Electives

Restricted Electives

Students may select four subjects from the Restricted Electives listed below. It will be the student's responsibility to select subjects based on subject availability, prerequisites, co-requisites and/or enrolment restrictions.

SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA405 Image Analysis
SPA412 Integrated GIS/Remote Sensing
ENM163 Natural Resource Management
AGB362 Managing Sustainable Development
PSY214 Health Psychology
JST313 Investigative Interviewing
JST344 Terrorism Awareness
LAW107 Applied Legal Studies (Forensics)
ACC100 Accounting 1
MGT100 Organisations and Management
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
HRM210 Human Resource Management
HRM310 Developing Human Resources
SOC101 Introductory Sociology
SOC102 Social Inequality
SOC205 Social Research
SOC308 Community Analysis

Six years part time, full degree, beginning in Session 1

Session1

EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data  

Session 2

EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Session 3

EMG102 Emergency Decision Making
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Session 4

EMG103 Emergency Management Plan Development
JST324 Team Management and Leadership

Session 5

EMG201 SOP's, Training and Exercise Development
Restricted Elective

Session 6

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
Restricted Elective

Session 7

EMG206 Critical Analysis of Disaster Response (16CP)

Session 8

EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16CP)

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award Associate Degree in Emergency Management, AssDegEmergMgt

Session 9

EMG308 Disaster Recovery, Sustainability and Resilience
AGS320 Water Policy and Management (EM)

Session 10

EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16CP)

Session 11

EMG309 Humanitarian Relief
Restricted Elective

Session 12

PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma
Restricted Elective

Six years part time, full degree, beginning in Session 2, midyear intake

Session 1

EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Session 2

EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data

Session 3

EMG103 Emergency Management Plan Development
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making

Session 4

EMG201 SOP's, Training and Exercise Development
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

Session 5

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
JST324 Team Management and Leadership

Session 6

EMG206 Critical Analysis of Disaster Response (16 points)

Session 7

EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16 points)

With an additional two Restricted Electives, students may exit at this point and graduate with the award of Associate Degree in Emergency Management, AssDegEmergMgt

Session 8

EMG308 Disaster Recovery, Sustainability and Resilience
AGS320 Water Policy and Management (EM)

Session 9

EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16CP)

Session 10

EMG309 Humanitarian Relief
Restricted Elective

Session 11

PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma
Restricted Elective

Session 12

Restricted Elective
Restricted Elective

The Restricted Electives are as listed in Course Structure.

Six years part time, full degree, beginning in Session 3 (end of year - November)

Session 1

EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management 
EMG102 Emergency Decision Making 

Session 2

EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
SCI103 Communicating Environmental Data

Session 3

EMG103 Emergency Management Plan Development
PSY111Foundation of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Session 4

EMG201 SOP's, Training and Exercise Development
SPA215 Principles of Geographic Information Systems

Session 5

Restricted Elective
JST324 Team Management and Leadership

Session 6

EMG206 Critical Analysis of Disaster Response (16CP)                                                                                                                                

Session 7

EMG208 Post Impact Disaster Management (16CP)

Session 8

AGS320 Water Policy and Management (EM)
Restricted Elective 

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award Associate Degree in Emergency Management, AssDegEmergMgt

Session 9

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
PSY316 Psychology of Stress and Trauma

Session 10

EMG308 Disaster Recovery, Sustainability and Resilience
EMG309 Humanitarian Relief

Session 11

EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16CP)

Session 12

Restricted elective
Restricted elective

Graduation requirements

As a CSU student, throughout your course you have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to your discipline. This ongoing development will enable you to effectively participate in your course and graduate prepared to enter the workforce.

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points.

Fees and costs

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident find out more about domestic fees. Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP government student loan system.

If you are an international student, find out more about international fees.

Additional course-related expenses you may need to consider.

  • Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).
  • Textbooks (you may be able to purchase these second-hand).
  • Travel and accommodation expenses for any workplace learning, field trips or residential schools.
  • Uniforms (e.g. shirts, polo tops, scrubs or overalls).

Tax deductions: in some instances you may be able to claim a tax deduction for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice to find out if you qualify.

If you are an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about domestic fees.

Eligible students can defer these fees through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government student loan system.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

If you are not an Australian or New Zealand permanent resident, find out more about international fees.

Additional costs you may need to consider include the Student Services and Amenities Fee.

In some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self-education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

Already studied with CSU? Our 10 per cent Alumni discount applies to this course.

Online students receive one free textbook per subject.

Support

Finishing high school this year? Taking a few years off to find out what you really want to do in life? Need to attend classes from anywhere in the world?

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When you study with CSU, we’ll be with you all the way, helping you develop your study and academic skills in person, online or over the phone. Whatever your situation, Student Central is your first point of call as a CSU student. Our friendly support team can answer all your questions, whether you are studying on campus or online.

When it comes to postgraduate study, we understand that having the right kind of support is key to your success. You’ll enjoy flexible learning that allows you to fit study into your life, at a time that suits you. Our team are only a phone call or email away and you can even use our online chat for any questions you may have. We can also help you connect with scholarships, grants, loans, and assistance that can make further study affordable. At CSU, we’re with you every step of the way.

We have a wide range of scholarships available to help you with the costs of studying at CSU. There are scholarships based on academic performance or your personal circumstances. Other scholarships and grants cover specific costs like accommodation and textbooks, and some offer funds that you can use in any way to enhance your university experience. Find a scholarship to suit your needs and apply now.

Indigenous students can access the Indigenous Academic Success Program (IASP). This free program is available to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students enrolled at CSU. It gives you one-on-one access to tutors to help you with your assessments and prepare you for exams.

International students

Gain an internationally recognised qualification with CSU at one of our vibrant regional campuses, or study online from the comfort of your own home - anywhere in the world!

You can also study accounting, business and information technology courses at a CSU Study Centre in Brisbane, Melbourne or Sydney.

Browse through the tabs below for more information or visit our International website to discover more about an Australian university experience like no other.

Please note: if you choose to study online with CSU, the course study mode will not meet necessary requirements for granting Australian student visas.

There are minimum Academic and English Language requirements for admission to CSU courses. These requirements ensure that our students have the best chance for success. Minimum requirements can vary from country to country, so please take some time to review our entry requirements  before starting your application. If you cannot find the requirements for your country please contact us.

At CSU, we understand that you are making a financial investment in your future and we want to make sure that you receive the best value for money for your education. That’s why our students enjoy more affordable course tuition fees than other Australian universities, while still receiving a high standard of education.

Tuition fees are set for the duration of your course and don’t go up each year.

CSU Alumni receive a discount on fee-paying postgraduate courses – so if you study your bachelor’s degree with us, and decide to continue your studies at CSU, you could save 10 per cent off your postgraduate tuition.

Please note: whether you study on campus or online, textbooks and other items that you may be required to purchase during your study are not included in the tuition fees.

More information on tuition and other fees.

More information on fees for on-campus study in Australia.

Aside from course tuition fees, all students who choose to study on campus incur other fees such as accommodation, Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF), Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) and other living expenses.

If you choose to study online, some subjects may require you to attend compulsory residential schools in Australia. Residential schools are held on campus in Australia for up to five days during certain sessions.

Please check the residential schools tab in the Course highlights section above (or your offer of admission if your application is successful) for more information on which subjects may have a residential school component.

Online courses for international students do not meet the requirement for an Australian Student Visa, therefore you will need to check that you can obtain an appropriate visa for any residential school session. For more information about visas, visit the Australian Government Department of Immigration and Border Protection. More information about residential schools can be found on our Future Students Hub.

CSU campuses offer a uniquely Australian living experience. Most of our campuses have accommodation on-site with many of the buildings nestled among gum trees with native wildlife like kangaroos and kookaburras sharing the space. Off-campus accommodation options can also be arranged.

Few universities in Australia can match the range of accommodation available at CSU’s campuses. Campus life offers all the facilities of a small village with community spirit, helping you to meet lots of new friends while living in a safe and secure environment.

Find out more about CSU’s accommodation options.

Whether you choose to study online or on campus, our international support services can make all the difference. From managing visa requirements to study support, and career advice, we’ve got you covered and our friendly staff will help make your university experience one you will never forget.

At CSU, we work with trained international recruitment agents in more than 40 countries to help you find the course and study option that is right for you. Our agents can assist you to apply for study either on campus in Australia or online. Depending on your country of citizenship you may be required to apply to CSU via an agent. Visit our International agents page for more information.

How to apply

Applying to CSU is easy. Choose how you want to apply below, or get in touch with CSU and we can help you with your application.

Universities Admissions Centre
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Are you a school leaver wanting to study on campus?

Important dates

30 Sep 2017
UAC on time applications close

Victorian Tertiary Admissions Centre
(VTAC)

Want to study at Albury-Wodonga Campus and don’t live in NSW or ACT?

Important dates

28 Sep 2017
VTAC on time applications close

10 Oct 2017
VTAC special consideration (SEAS) applications close

16 Jan 2018
VTAC first round offers released

Charles Sturt University
(CSU)

Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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Are you a non-school leaver or do you want to study online?

Important dates

29 Sep 2017
2017 Session 3 Late Application date

30 Oct 2017
2018 Session 1 Application closing date

23 Feb 2018
2018 Session 2 Applications open

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