EMG401 Risk Management in the Emergency Management Context (16)

This subject introduces the key themes and concepts of risk management in an emergency management context. Risk management is an important consideration in any organisational management context. However the complexity of the emergency management industry sees risk management as a crucial component as it impacts on practice in a variety of ways, from pre-event emergency management planning to emergency response and the follow up emergency recovery planning and operations.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG401. 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 review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise theory and best practice in emergency risk management
  • be able to critically reflect on risk management professional practice, identify key challenges in relation to emergency risk management, and how professional practice may be enhanced to address this
  • be able to demonstrate an understanding and mastery of the skills involved in the emergency risk management process and how this is used in preparing for major emergencies and the challenges therein.
  • be able to communicate to both academic and professional audiences critical evaluations of emergency risk management practice with recommendations for policy.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction to Risk Management
  • Introduction to Emergency Management
  • The Risk Management Framework
  • The Emergency Management Framework
  • Risk Management within Emergency Management
  • Contemporary Emergency Risk Management practice

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG401 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).

Item Number
Value %
Standards australia iso & annotated bibliography
Critical analyses of rm practice

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.