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University of Southern Queensland (USQ)

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Graduate Certificate of Business (Emergency and Disaster Communication)

  • Graduate Certificate

Communication and understanding how people act in a disaster is central to effective emergency management – in other words, saving lives.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Certificate
0.5 year full-time, 1 year part-time
Study Mode
Intake Months
Feb, Jul, Nov
Domestic Fees
$11,200 per year / $11,200 total

About this course

Communication and understanding how people act in a disaster is central to effective emergency management – in other words, saving lives. USQ’s Graduate Certificate of Business (Emergency and Disaster Communication) will develop your communication skills for all phases of disaster management, with special emphasis given to change communication, community engagement and disaster management in your home country.

Entry requirements

Entry Requirements Completion of an Australian university Bachelor degree in any area, or equivalent. or A minimum of five years’ professional work experience, or equivalent.   Supporting evidence for admission through work experience only Evidence of work experience is required to demonstrate equivalence to a Bachelor Degree at AQF level 7 through: A curriculum vitae or professional LinkedIn profile which provides details of: Organisation name Position title Start and end dates of employment for each position Type of employment (full-time, part-time or casual) Key duties, responsibilities and achievements for which you must provide evidence to demonstrate how you meet knowledge, skills and application of skills (PDF 38KB) equivalent to a Bachelor Degree and AQF level 7 as follows: Names, position titles and contact details of referees (employers or supervisors) who will be able to verify the nature of your work for the period of 5 years. Referees may be contacted by USQ and should be able to provide details on, but not limited to: communication skills, self-directed work and learning, managing people or client accounts, managerial responsibilities for any major projects and/or financial delegation accountabilities. English Language Requirements You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements. This program requires a minimum of IELTS 6. 5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program. Admission pathways A number of other pathways are also available if you haven't been able to study previously or don't meet the requirements for entry into your program of interest. We can help
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How to apply

How to apply To apply for this degree: Apply online Note: Semester 3 intake is only available via online study. Mode Codes Online GCBU03 Springfield GCBU04 Toowoomba GCBU01 Closing dates Applying directly to USQ: Semester 2, 2019 - applications close Monday 1 July, with semester 2 commencing on Monday 15 July 2019. Semester 3, 2019 - applications close Monday 4 November, with semester 3 commencing on Monday 18 November 2019. Semester 1, 2020 - applications close Friday 28 February, with semester 1 commencing on Monday 24 February 2020. Credit for previous study or work experience You may be eligible for credit if you have previously studied or have relevant work experience. This will help to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

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