36 months

Starting Date

February, July, November

Tuition Fee

AUD $26,160 per year





About the program

With the online Bachelor of Emergency Management at Charles Sturt University, you’ll learn both the principles and practices of emergency and disaster management, and examine and analyse community resilience, disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.

This bachelor’s degree in emergency management is designed to meet the needs of public bodies concerned with the protection of life and property – such as federal, state and local government, the police, fire, ambulance, state emergency services and community and health services – as well as private sector groups, such as the insurance and manufacturing industries.

The Bachelor of Emergency Management includes specific studies in community resilience and disaster planning, risk management and mitigation, climate change and environmental science, spatial science and geographical information systems (GIS), and decision-making in crisis situations.

This course is designed in collaboration with emergency management agencies, regulators, research bodies, private industry and emergency services providers, with subjects delivered through the Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security (AGSPS). While delivery of the course is entirely online, you may have the opportunity to undertake international study programs through CSU Global. Our academics bring a wealth of practical, operational, policy and strategic experience to the classroom.

Career opportunities

The recent impact of emergency and disaster events, both in Australia and around the world, has seen a steep rise in demand for tertiary qualified professionals. After graduating from this emergency management course, you could work with a variety of organisations.

  • Take up a role with federal, state and local government organisations, community service groups and humanitarian aid organisations. You could also work in essential services, public utilities or even health, community and aged care services.
  • Take your emergency management skills to the front line in police, fire, ambulance/paramedic, State Emergency Services, national parks, forestry, prisons and defence organisations.
  • Realise business continuity and safety in the petroleum, mining, primary production and manufacturing industries. Or utilise your skills in hotel chains, shopping centre and major property services, major events management, security firms, refugee processing centres and financial risk organisations.

Courses Included

  • Emergency Management
  • Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment
  • Emergency Decision Making
  • Emergency Management Plan Development
  • Training and Exercise Development
  • Analysis of Disaster Response
  • Post Impact Disaster Management
  • Psychology for Health and Human Services

Interested? Get started today!