Education and Courses

Emergency management (EM) is increasingly being recognised as an area requiring further research and study. Many universities are offering units of study and courses in EM and related fields. The increased capacity and quality of education offered is improving the professionalism of the EM sector.

Below is information about the universities and education providers that offer EM education in Australia. If you know of other courses in the EM field please let us know.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency maintains a list of programs available in the United States. It can be found here.

Please note: This list is not exhaustive and does not constitute endorsement of the provider or program.


Adelaide UniversityBachelor of Environmental Policy and Managementview resource
Australian National UniversityResearch in Natural Hazards and Disastersview resource
Charles Darwin UniversityMaster of Emergency and Disaster Management view resource
Charles Sturt UniversityBachelor of Emergency Managementview resource
James Cook UniversityGraduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistanceview resource
Monash UniversityGraduate Certificate of Emergency Healthview resource
National Security College (ANU)Graduate Studies in National Security Policyview resource
RMITMaster of Disaster, Design and Developmentview resource
Queensland University of TechnologyLeadership in Disaster Managementview resource
University of New EnglandGraduate courses in the Planning and Management of Natural Hazardsview resource
University of NewcastleMaster of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstructionview resource

Other Emergency Management Education Providers

Education ProviderProvider's WebsiteCourse Information
Australian Emergency Management Institute more information view resource
Australia & New Zealand School of Government more information view resource
Australian Institute of Police Management more information view resource
HANDA Training Solutions (Tas) more information view resource
HARB - Humanitarian Architecture Research Bureau more information view resource
International Academy of Law Enforcement and Security more information view resource
Emergency New South Wales more information view resource
Risk Response & Rescue more information view resource
Torrens Resilience Institute more information view resource
The Change Network more information view resource
FutureWest Institute more information view resource