EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management (8)

This subject examines the scope and diversity of emergency management and its various functions. The subject also focuses on the theory and concepts of emergency prevention, preparedness, response and recovery, the roles and functions of the key organisations in emergency management and the dynamics that occur in their interrelationships.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus
Session 3 (90)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG100. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to describe the nature of an emergency and disaster and the distinctions between each.
  • be able to explain the framework for emergency management, prevention preparedness, response and recovery, including the effects of emergencies/disasters.
  • be able to justify the need for emergency/disaster management.
  • be able to explain emergency prevention.
  • be able to describe the concepts of command and control.
  • be able to analyse the effects of the human factor in emergencies/disasters.
  • be able to provide a rationale for integrated emergency management and emergency legislation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

- Legislation and regulations relevant to emergency management - Emergency Management arrangements - The emergency manager - Emergency Management problems - Emergency prevention - Communications in emergencies - Media in emergencies - Hazard analysis & Risk Management - Emergency Management planning - Human factors in Emergency Management - The recovery manager - Command and control - Local Government response to emergencies - Roles of Emergency Services


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or ask@csu.edu.au or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.