Master of Emergency Management

Qualification: Master's Degree
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 3 years part-time
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Awarded by: Charles Sturt University

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About this course

The Master of Emergency Management course offered online by Charles Sturt University is your gateway to a challenging and satisfying career in emergency operations and recovery.

With a strong focus on the application of critical analysis and research skills, this online course examines contemporary emergency and risk management methodologies. Students hone their skills in emergency risk management best practice, and through work-based projects have the opportunity to apply these skills to their area of choice.

This degree is crucial for anyone looking to progress to senior and executive levels of management in statutory emergency services, community and health services, the military and local, state and federal government. 

Eligibility

Applicants must meet the criteria to be eligible to enter this program:

  • Have a three-year degree in emergency management, risk management of an allied discipline area

AND

  • At least five years' experience in an industry related to this field of study

AND

  • Evidence of continuing professional education and development

AND

  • Evidence of emergency management role and responsibilties within their industry, organisation or community

Areas of study

In this emergency management course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Risk management in the emergency management context
  • Contemporary practice in emergency management
  • Work-based project
  • Literature review

And unrestricted elective subjects totalling a maximum of 32 credit points. 

Shorter programs

If you choose not to study the entire Master in Emergency Management degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period.

Depending on the units studied, you can exit with a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management.

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How will this course advance my career?

With the growing recognition of emergency management as a professional necessity and an important field of study, opportunities have been expanding in this area. Emergency management has become a crucial area of training for those wishing to progress to senior and executive levels of management in the military, emergency services, community and health services, and other government and non-government agencies.

Many opportunities exist locally and internationally for those with expertise who are keen to prevent or lessen the effects of natural or human-induced disasters.

How else will I benefit from this master’s degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Master of Emergency Management from Charles Sturt University.
  • Studying online/by correspondence means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • CSU ranks highly for graduate employment. A recent survey showed that 87% of all CSU graduates find employment within four months of completing their degree.
  • CSU courses are developed with the utmost flexibility so students can complete their course around other commitments. You can choose to study just one subject per session or, with approval, fast-track the completion of your degree.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

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Financial assistance

Courses that are not Commonwealth support places require students to contribute the full cost of their course. You may be eligible for a loan to help pay for tuition fees through the Commonwealth Government FEE-HELP program.

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CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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One of the first universities to adopt distance education study, Charles Sturt University (CSU) is Australia's leading university in online education and continues to strive for innovation and excellence in higher learning. With a track record in graduate employment and strong industry contacts, CSU offers relevant training and workplace skills at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level. CSU specialises in a range of industries such as agriculture, viticulture, education, librarianship, allied health and criminology.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.

You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.

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