EMG206 Critical Analysis of Disaster Response (16)

In this subject, students will enhance their understanding of current emergency operations management and specifically what actions could be taken during the pre-impact and impact phases of any emergency to enhance the management of an emergency event. The subject will examine current legislation, emergency prevention strategies, communications during emergencies, current pre-impact arrangements, and the roles, responsibilities and authority of the Emergency Services. The subject will specifically identify what actions could be taken during the impact phase of an emergency or disaster to influence the operational management of an emergency event.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG206. 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 identify and analyse the command, control, and coordination structures in emergency management;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate the management of an emergency event in the pre-impact and impact phases;
  • be able to examine and analyse emergency management prevention and mitigation practices;
  • be able to explain and apply the relevant legal, ethical, and governance frameworks to emergency management; and
  • be able to identify and examine communication and media management during emergency events.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Legislation
  • Communications
  • Time and geographical implications
  • Preventive or mitigating actions
  • Implementation of plans
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Command and control
  • Operations centres
  • Media
  • Evacuation
  • External operational aid

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG206 in Session 1 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).

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Project definition
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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.