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Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

  • online courses available

  • on campus courses available

GradSchool (The University of Newcastle)

Course description

This program requires planning, organising, and management resources to bring about the successful administration of a situation, post disaster. In recent years, there has been an increase in natural and human created disasters that have adversely impacted people and the Built Environment. The management of situations resulting from disasters requires a diversity of knowledge, skills and attitudes but it will ultimately draw on the field of project management for its practices. Effective Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction will help: address a situation from a natural or human created disaster; maximize the use of resources (time, people, money, space etc); bring the situation to a successful resolution meeting the needs of the impacted peoples; monitor and document what was done providing reflection for future reference; and build confidence in a project team and the impacted community. This program has been assembled by experienced practitioners who have worked in disaster situations. Disasters occur indiscriminately but one factor is consistent, the long-term restitution of the situation is left to local governments or non-governmental organisations and their staff. This program applies recognised project management practices to the resolution of a disaster situation providing graduates with the unique ability to work in the situation of a disaster with short-term demands requiring long-term solutions. The professional application of project management skills and techniques as a process for resolving a post disaster situation will develop graduates who are a valuable resource for local government bodies, non-governmental organisations involved in disaster relief, and private contracting organisations seeking to be involved in post disaster redevelopment.

Qualification

Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas

Entry requirements

Applicants must have various requirements for entry into the Graduate Certificate: AQF level 8 Non-Congate entry - honours bachelor degree, honours award, Graduate diploma AQF level 7 Cognate entry - bachelor degree AQF level 7 Non Cognate entry - bachelor degree with 3 years’ relevant experience AQF level 6 Cognate Entry - Associate degree with 5 years relevant experience, Advanced diploma with 5 years’ relevant experience AQF level 6 Non-Cognate - associate degree with 10 years’ experience, advanced diploma with 10 years’ relevant experience.

Awarding body

The University of Newcastle

Faculty or department

Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment

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Study Options for Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction:

Option 1

Duration: 3 trimesters

Study mode: Full time

Start date:

07-Sep-15, 25-May-15, 02-Feb-15

Cost:

Full fee paying domestic student fees:

$18,600 per year

Venue

GradSchool (The University of Newcastle)

More info

Option 2

Duration: 3 trimesters

Study mode: Self study / online (without attendance)

Start date:

07-Sep-15, 25-May-15, 02-Feb-15

Cost:

Full fee paying domestic student fees:

$18,600 per year

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction run by GradSchool (The University of Newcastle) information was updated on 03-Dec-14

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