In as little as one year you can gain the knowledge and skills involved in disaster risk reduction, building communities’ resilience, and response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Emergency Management 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 a tertiary level qualification.
The programme is regularly reviewed to align with current research, practice and policies in emergency and disaster management. Our innovative teaching and research programme is aimed at New Zealand and international students, and designed to play a significant role in building community resilience to disaster .
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.
Topics you study include disaster risk reduction, building communities’ resilience, emergency and disaster communication, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters.
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 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.