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 University Bachelor of Environmental Policy and Management view resource
Australian National University Research in Natural Hazards and Disasters view resource
Charles Darwin University Master of Emergency and Disaster Management view resource
Charles Sturt University Bachelor of Emergency Management view resource
James Cook University Graduate Certificate of Disaster Health and Humanitarian Assistance view resource
Monash University Graduate Certificate of Emergency Health view resource
National Security College (ANU) Graduate Studies in National Security Policy view resource
RMIT Master of Disaster, Design and Development view resource
Queensland University of Technology Leadership in Disaster Management view resource
University of New England Graduate courses in the Planning and Management of Natural Hazards view resource
University of Newcastle Master of Disaster Preparedness and Reconstruction view resource



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


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