EMG102 Emergency Decision Making (8)

In this subject, students will analyse the decision making processes used by emergency management professionals in managing emergency situations. Through the exercise of reflective practice, students will be further equipped in their approach to critical decision making as emergency management practitioners dealing with the prevention, preparedness, response and recovery aspects of emergency management.


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: EMG102. 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 demonstrate an understanding of the concepts of decision making within the context of managing emergency situations
  • be able to explain the various models of decision making, concentrating on those applicable to time critical, emergency situations
  • be able to describe the theory and concepts of decision making
  • be able to identify factors that hinder or help decision making under stress


This subject will cover the following topics:

- decision making in the context of managing emergency situations
- decision theory
- reflective practice and strategies for critical reflection
- case study analyses

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG102 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 %
Review of a journal article
Critical incident analysis
Decision making in an 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.