This course was developed in conjunction with the Tasmania State Emergency Service. It aims to develop a practical as well as theoretical base for those people who have responsibilities in the field of Emergency Management.
The primary focus of the course is on the principles and practices associated with prevention, preparedness, response and recovery associated with emergency situations. The course is designed to meet the needs and interests of a variety of client groups ranging from public bodies concerned with the protection of life and property such as local government, the Police, Fire, Ambulance, State Emergency Services and Community and Health Services to a myriad of private sector groups (e.g. the insurance industry, manufacturing industry). There is an exit point in the course at diploma level.
Students may elect to exit the course following the completion of the first eight sessions of study and graduate with the Diploma of Social Science (Emergency Management).
Normal course duration
Part-time 4.5 years (12 sessions)
Admission to the course is subject to the University's general admission policy. Applicants are selected on an annually competitive basis. Preference will be given to applicants who currently have Emergency Management responsibilities.
Depending on student qualifications, credit can be received for appropriate industry training applicable to the field of Emergency Management or previously completed tertiary education subjects, thereby reducing the total number of subjects required to receive the degree.
The Diploma of Social Science (Emergency Management) is an exit point only course within the Bachelor of Social Science (Emergency Management).
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points ( 24 subjects).
Session 1 (Autumn)
Session 2 (Spring)
Session 3 (Summer)
Session 4 (Autumn)
Session 5 (Spring)
Session 6 (Summer)
Session 7 (Autumn)
Session 8 (Spring)
Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award Diploma of Social Science (Emergency Management) DipSocSc(EmergMgt).
Session 9 (Summer)
Session 10 (Autumn)
Session 11 (Spring)
Session 12 (Summer)
Summer session subjects
These subjects are conducted through the Open Learning Institute (OLI) of the University and are fee paying.
Telephone: (02) 6338 4639
Facsimile: (02) 6338 4993