Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management

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An emergency management career requires an understanding of comprehensive emergency management principles and the ability to work within legal and political frameworks. If you study AUT's Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management, you will develop emergency management capabilities in hazard identification, risk reduction, planning, response delivery and co-ordination, and community recovery.

This qualification informs and advances current emergency management practice and provides a platform for those considering postgraduate study in emergency management.

You acquire skills in:

  • Comprehensive emergency management principles
  • Critical thinking in the application of emergency management
  • Skills in investigation, exploration and problem solving
  • Communication and collaboration skills
  • Critical use of evidence to support emergency management practice and decision-making processes

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK1012
Level: 7
Points: 60
Duration: Up to 2 years part-time
Venue: North Campus
Start dates: Not open for 2018 enrolments

AUT encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

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Entry requirements

  • A bachelor's degree OR
  • Relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor's degree
  • English language requirements

Structure and content

Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification and the papers you take, please refer to the AUT Calendar.

HEAL706 Special Topic
EMGT703 Disaster Theory

EMGT601 Risk Management*
EMGT704 Emergency Planning*

*Paper may be substituted by another paper with the approval of the programme leader

A student may substitute up to 30 points of other relevant papers with Programme Leader's approval.

Career opportunities

Emergency manager working in:

  • An emergency response or recovery team such as NZ Police, NZ Fire Service, ambulance services, Defence, or Urban Search and Rescue
  • Civil defence emergency management groups
  • District health boards
  • Local or central government departments
  • Not-for-profit groups

Last updated: 13-Dec-2017 3.50pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.