EMG100 Introduction to Emergency Management (8)

This subject examines the scope and diversity of emergency/disaster 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/disaster management and the dynamics that occur in their interrelationships.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Port Macquarie Campus
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 and analyse 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 analysing the effects of emergencies/disasters on people and the environment;
  • be able to explain the need for emergency/disaster management;
  • be able to explain the concepts of command and control; and
  • be able to explain the rationale for integrated emergency management and emergency legislation.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • What are emergency events?
  • Past emergency events
  • The effects of emergencies
  • A framework for emergency management
  • Emergency prevention/ mitigation
  • The prepared community: Command, control, and coordination
  • The human factor
  • An integrated approach to emergency management

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG100 in Session 3 2020. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Assessment 1: online quiz
Assessment 2: introduction to your emergency event
Assessment 3 - report - emergency event

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.