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Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

Charles Darwin University
1 year
Full time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available
Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

About this program

Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

Based in the capital of Australia's Northern Territory, at the centre of the 'Top End' and Australia's gateway to Indonesia and Southeast Asia, this highly unique postgraduate program focuses on a geographic region that is unarguably the most prone to, and affected by various types of disasters.

As an emergency and disaster management professional, you will have the skills and ability to apply your knowledge and experience appropriately, collaboratively and productively in this vulnerable region and other parts of the world.

You will have essential knowledge and skills to lead and manage all phases of the disaster management cycle.

You will also confidently apply your academic studies to practical responses and report on your professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.

This in-depth course promotes its uniqueness in three areas:

  • its focus on Asia-Pacific Region
  • its informed practice and research 
  • its multi-sectoral approach.

This course is a pathway for further studies (i.e. Master of Emergency and Disaster Management) and is supported by nationally and internationally respected industry partners. The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management are entry and exit pathways for the Master's Degree course.

This course also available in Online with the study pace of full time & part time. And part time duration is 2 years

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Admission requirements

Admission criteria

Successful completion of a recognised bachelor degree or higher in a relevant field.

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.


Tuition fee: $31,000


On successful completion of this course, student will awarded by Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management.

Career paths

The Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management complements your current professional resume, broadening your skill set and preparing you for management and leadership roles.

Graduating from this course may lead to career opportunities that focus on emergency and disaster management from prevention to recovery. Your qualifications could land you a role in health, environment, social wellbeing, humanitarian assistance and management.

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Charles Darwin University

Charles Darwin University (CDU) is a sustainable, innovative, creative and inclusive new world university located in northern Australia teaching 24,000 students from more than 69 nationalities across 11 campuses and training centres, in over 100 regional and remote locations; and...

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Why study at Charles Darwin University

High Graduate Salaries

CDU is ranked the number one Australian university for postgraduate employment outcomes.

Leader in Online Learning

CDU is a pioneer in e-learning and has been delivering courses online for almost 20 years. While you are studying online with CDU, you'll be studying with an innovative multi-sector university that is a leader in research and online study delivery.


With small class sizes, lecturers know your name and provide personalised support and advice.


You will receive support from academic staff and the dedicated International Student Support team, who will work with you throughout your studies to ensure your success.


Our main campus in Casuarina is surrounded by nature, with bike paths linking the University to the tropical surrounds, including a beautiful beach a few minutes away. Affordable public transport connects the campus to the Darwin Central Business District (CBD).

Dual-sector university is a pathway for everyone, from VET and undergraduate courses to postgraduate and higher degrees by research.

Contact info

Charles Darwin University

Ellengowan Drive
0810 Darwin

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