Emergency Management Volunteer Scholarships

Eligible volunteers can receive financial support to access accredited vocational and higher education qualifications in emergency and disaster management fields.

You may be able to receive up to $12,000 for completing vocational education and training and up to $25,000 for higher education.

 

ROUND ONE scholarship are now closed. 

ROUND ONE applicants will be advised no later than the 25 August 2017.

 

ROUND TWO applications will open 4 September 2017.

 

What studies can be undertaken

Applications for course and/or units of study are encouraged for emergency and disaster management.

As a guide, some applicable emergency and disaster management courses and units of study currently advertised by providers are listed below.

The list does not represent all providers or courses that may be eligible for funding, nor does listing imply AIDR’s endorsement of the quality of any program over another.

Study mode options are stated as internal or external. Internal means taught face to face usually at the provider’s premises, but also off site, whereas external includes other modes of delivery such as online and distance education.

The list is based on the current web based information provided by education providers and does not provide all details and may be inaccurate. It is essential that you confirm the details with the education provider when preparing an application.

 

Course Study Guide  

The following lists online, campus and distance education in both higher education and vocational training.

Higher Education

Australian Universities – Post Graduate

Charles Darwin University

Northern Territory

Internal or External Modes

Master of Emergency and Disaster Management

Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management

Graduate Certificate of Emergency and Disaster Management

 

Edith Cowan University 

Western Australia

External Mode

Master of Disaster and Emergency Response

Graduate Diploma of Disaster and Emergency Response

Graduate Certificate of Disaster and Emergency Response

 

Charles Sturt University

New South Wales

External Mode

Master of Emergency Management

Graduate Diploma of Emergency Management [exit point only]

Graduate Certificate in Emergency Management [exit point only]

 

University of Newcastle

New South Wales

Internal or External Modes

Master of Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

 

University of New England

New South Wales

External Mode

Master of Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

Graduate Diploma in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

Graduate Certificate in Planning and Management of Natural Hazards

 

RMIT University

Victoria

Internal and External Mode

Master of Disaster, Design and Development

 

 

Queensland University of Technology

Queensland

Internal Mode

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Management

 

 

CQ University

Queensland

Internal or External Modes

Graduate Certificate in Emergency and Disaster Management

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Risk Reduction

 

James Cook University 

Queensland

Internal and External Mode

Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance

 

Australian Universities - undergraduate

Charles Sturt University

New South Wales

External Mode

 Bachelor of Emergency Management

Associate Degree in Emergency Management [exit point only]

 

CQ University

Queensland

External Mode

 Bachelor of Emergency Management

Associate Degree in Emergency Management [exit point only]

 

Higher Education Provider – Post Graduate

Australian Institute of Police Management

New South Wales

Mixed Modes

Graduate Diploma of Executive Leadership (Policing and Emergency Services)

 

Graduate Certificate in Applied Management (Policing and Emergency Services)

 

 

Vocational Qualifications

Technical and further education institutions (or TAFE)

Units of competency from vocational qualifications are often delivered in sets across a shorter course. The information below may not represent the accredited qualification(s) available, or how the course maps into a qualification. Please enquire with the provider for details.

National Centre for Emergency Management Studies (NCEMS)

Tafe NSW

Blended and online delivered nationally

 

Introduction to Emergency Management – PUAERMR018 Work in an emergency management context

Emergency Risk Management – PUAEMR009B Facilitate emergency risk assessment & PUAEMR012B Determine treatment options

Evaluation for Emergency Management – AHCBUS607 Implement a monitoring, evaluation & reporting program

Political Acumen for Emergency Management – PSPGEN057 Develop & use political nous

Exercise Management for Emergencies – PUAEMR030 Manage & Evaluate emergency management exercises & PUAEMR031 Design emergency management exercises

Planning for Emergencies – PUAEMR021A Facilitate emergency planning processes

Communities and Disaster Recovery – PUAEMR017A Manage recovery functions & services & PUAEMR016A Facilitate community involvement in recovery

Community Engagement for Emergencies – PSPGEN075 Build & maintain community relationships

Business Continuity Planning – BSBCON601 Develop & maintain business continuity plans

Coordinating Resources for Emergencies – PUAOPE017A Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident

Community Safety Messaging – PUACOM008B Develop & organize public safety programs

 

Registered Training Organisations (RTOs)

Australian School of Emergency Management

Victoria

External Mode

PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

PUAOPE006B Control multi-agency emergency situations

PUAOPE007B Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response

PUAOPE018A Control a level 2 incident

PUAOPE019A Control a Level 3 Incident

 

 

ACIM Solutions

New South Wales

Internal and external (interstate delivery possible)

 

 

PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

The following short courses consist of accredited skill sets:

  • Introduction to the emergency management environment
  • Risk and Preparedness
  • Advanced Risk and Preparedness
  • Response and Recovery
  • Project management and Business Continuity
  • Building Community Resilience
  • Deployment Preparedness

 

College for Law Education and Training

Western Australia

External

 

PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

PUA52312 Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

 

FutureWest Institute

Western Australia

Internal

(interstate delivery possible)

 

PUA60112 Advanced Diploma of Public Safety (Emergency Management)

Level 2 Incident Management Course

Emergency Risk Assessment Course

Design, Manage and Evaluate Exercises Course

Coordinate Resources for a Multi-Agency Incident Course

 

Questions regarding the scholarship program can be directed to:

Dr Marc Bellette

Volunteer Programs Manager

scholarships@aidr.org.au

 

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