In as little as one year you can gain the knowledge and skills involved in risk reduction, disaster resilience, emergency risk communication, response and leadership in emergency.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management programme is suitable if you want 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.
The programme 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 disaster resilience through delivering an innovative and quality teaching and research progamme to both New Zealand and international students.
Completed one of the following; or equivalent:
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.
Some papers are offered via flexible learning, which involves online, block course or distance learning.
Other relevant optional papers may be available, with the approval of the Associate Dean Postgraduate. Optional papers may be selected from other relevant subject areas.
*These papers are not offered in 2019.
Practice as a health professional in New Zealand is governed by legislation and a number of ‘Responsible Authorities’ (such as the 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.