EMG402 Contemporary Practice in Emergency Management (16)

This subject introduces the key themes and concepts of emergency management and examines contemporary practice in the emergency management arena. Emergency management is an important consideration in any organisational management context. The complexity and dynamic nature of emergency management practice in today's world requires emergency management professionals to be constantly aware of latest developments, innovation and practices being conducted and undertaken in the emergency management discipline.


Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG402. 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 advanced emergency management preparedness, response and recovery practices.
  • be able to identify key challenges for emergency mangers, including the variety of perspectives and approaches of the stakeholders involved.
  • be able to think critically about the perspectives of the various stakeholders and provide suggestions to be able to effectively manage these.
  • should be able to generate draft policy and practice documents on an aspect of the EM process for industry, and critically reflect on the potential implementation of this
  • should be able to demonstrate a broad appreciation for how emergency management fits into the role of a range of professions


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The Emergency Risk Management framework
  • Preparing for an emergency
  • Responding to an emergency
  • Recovering from an emergency
  • The changing nature of emergency management
  • Stakeholders in the emergency management arena

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG402 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 %
Local em arrangements and annotated bibliography
Contemporary practice in emergency management

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.