Develop the knowledge and skills involved in disaster risk reduction, and response to and recovery from emergencies and disaster in as little as six months.
This programme is suitable if you're considering a career in the emergency and disaster management field or are already working in the field and would like to gain a tertiary level qualification to complement your work experience.
It is regularly reviewed to align with current research, practice and policies in emergency and disaster management. We see ourselves as playing a significant role in building community resilience to disaster through delivering an innovative and quality teaching and research programme to both New Zealand and international students.
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
The topics you explore include disaster risk reduction, disaster resilience, communication in emergencies and disasters, response to and recovery from emergencies and disaster in as little as six months.
Central to the philosophy of this programme is reducing risk to communities where possible, improving health and the psychosocial impact of emergency situations on individuals, and enhancing recovery processes.
Most papers are offered via flexible learning, which involves online, block course or distance learning.
*These papers are not offered in 2020.
Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the NZ Psychologist Board, Physiotherapy Board and the Nursing Council who register practitioners). Overseas qualified health professionals who wish to practise in New Zealand should communicate directly with the relevant Responsible Authority. Qualifications recognised for professional registration at AUT are undergraduate; study at postgraduate level is not considered equivalent recognition for NZ Board certification.
24 Feb 2020
13 Jul 2020
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.