This site will launch

Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction

Learn specialist skills in disaster management & preparation

Are you interested?

Enquire Now

Already convinced?

Apply Now

Want to speak to someone? Call us on 1800 88 21 21

(International Enquiries: Call +61 2 4921 8856)

Overview

Disasters seem to be increasing in frequency in recent years. Whatever the cause or reasoning disasters undoubtedly leave communities in distress. It is up to specialised project managers to rebuild promptly with a strategically devised short and long term plans for sustainability.

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction has been developed by professionals who have firsthand experience working in disaster situations.

Throughout this program you will develop unique and specialised project management skills that can be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this specialised project management post graduate program, the University of Newcastle educates you to be immediately valuable to state and federal government, non-governmental organisations involved in disaster relief, and private contracting organisations seeking to be involved in post disaster redevelopment.

Our advanced online learning system provides you with the flexibility and support to study anytime, anywhere to balance work, life and study. You can achieve your Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction at a time that suits you.

Explore this page and find out if the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction is for you, what you will study and the career opportunities it can provide you.

Is it for you?

Disasters are a fact of life, natural or man-made, they can be unavoidable and leave communities in distress. Regardless of cause or blame, rebuilding promptly and strategically with well devised short and long term plans is paramount. To do this takes a certain type of person with the specialised project management skills to achieve success.

Throughout the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will learn the fundamental principles of project management, including effective reconstruction planning, organisation and management and additional specialised skills to do this post disaster.

Following disasters, the immediate response if often to quickly reduce risk, rebuild communities and restore permanence. The pressure to urgently address complex, difficult decisions can result in reactive policies that may increase long term vulnerability of affected populations.

This program, created by experienced professionals, will prepare you with the skills and knowledge to suitably develop post-disaster policies with short and long term considerations aimed at sustainable re-development. You will form these policies based on informed situational analysis, planning and development.

The management of situations resulting from disasters requires diverse knowledge, skills and approaches but it will essentially draw on fundamental project management practices. If you perform well under pressure and would gain satisfaction from playing a key role in rebuilding communities after traumatic disasters, then the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction could be for you.

To find out more about what you will study, visit the 'study' tab.

Study

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction has been developed by professionals who have firsthand experience working in disaster situations. Advancing on the fundamental principles of project management, the program will develop necessary skills and knowledge for you to react appropriately in the event of a natural disaster.

The course is comprised of three core courses including Theory and Practice of Emergency Management, Post-disaster Project Management, Post-disaster Mitigation and Sustainable Re-development and one elective. For a more comprehensive program, you should consider the Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction.

Throughout the Graduate Certificate you will learn to apply traditional project management theories and practices to rebuilding communities in short, medium and long term periods after a disaster.

Project management following a disaster requires a certain level of sensitivity that is unique to the circumstances. There is also a level of social responsibility and ethical decision making required. You will learn to examine the impact natural and man-made disasters have on the built environment, including investigation into the resilience of the environment and the consequences of activities immediately after a disaster.

Another key element to your learning will be disaster mitigation and sustainable redevelopment. You will explore and understand the conceptual approaches and operational processes in the context of sustainable disaster recovery.

To find out more about where the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction can lead you, visit the 'Careers' tab.

Careers

With a Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction you will have specialised project management skills to be applied in the event of a disaster. As one of the only universities to offer this specialised project management degree, the University of Newcastle’s program prepares you to be valuable in the professional environment. This could include local government bodies, non-governmental organisations involved in disaster relief, and private contracting organisations seeking to be involved in post disaster redevelopment.

By teaching you to apply recognised project management skills and techniques to resolve post disaster situations, this program will provide you with the ability to work with short term demands that require long term solutions.

The Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction exposes students to the filed of Disaster Management and also create a pathway to the Masters in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction.

For more detailed information on eligibility, courses and requirements of the Graduate Certificate in Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction, visit the ‘Details’ tab.

Sound like the program for you?

  Apply Now

Not the course for you? Try another: