EMG307 Developing a Disaster Recovery Plan (16)

In this subject students will develop an understanding of the strategies to be implemented to assist a community to recover after a disaster. This involves students learning how to apply the Community Analysis process to a community of their choice in order to develop and generate a genuine community recovery management plan. This also includes the use of emergency/ disaster event management case studies to identify strengths and weaknesses relating to the management of recovery activities within those events and the identification of strategies that will enhance the community recovery management in future emergency/ disaster events.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG307. 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

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to implement the Community Analysis Process;
  • be able to analyse the social characteristics and infrastructure of a community;
  • be able to evaluate and prioritise the recovery management needs of a community; and
  • be able to recommend strategies for enhanced community recovery capabilities, based on contemporary community development concepts and theory.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Analysing the social and physical characteristics of a community
  • Recovery management strategies
  • Specification of recovery management needs from an impact assessment
  • Prioritisation of recovery management needs
  • Case studies

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG307 in Session 2 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 %
Community analysis and interaction consequences
Prioritisation of needs & recovery strategies

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.