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Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services)

2018

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Overview
Location
Satac Codes
Casuarina Campus
  1GC536
External Studies
  1GC536
Course Duration
Full-time
Not Available
Part-time
1 year/s
Availability for Admission
Domestic
Semester 1
Semester 2
International
No
CDU Reference
CDU Course Code

ULPFE1

Award
Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services)
Faculty/College
College of Indigenous Futures, Arts and Society
Sector
HE
Area of study
Health and Medicine
Business, Accounting and Services Industries

How do public leaders manage crises? What are the secrets of successful crisis management? How do leaders anticipate and mitigate risk and future crises? The Graduate Certificate of Leadership discusses these questions and explores in-depth how you would act prior to and during emergencies.

This course prepares you with the necessary knowledge and skills to provide effective and efficient leadership for managing all types of situations from small-scale routine emergencies to complex catastrophic events. You develop these skills through advanced analysis of case studies from Australian states and territories, as well as from other parts of the world.

This course promotes proactive measures to deal with emergency risk reduction and enhance leadership to utilise this knowledge appropriately, collaboratively and productively in local as well as global context.

It creates a solid foundation that helps you to translate academic developments into practical responses, and translate professional experience into the academic sphere of this rapidly evolving sector.You will build on your leadership and managerial skills, which will help you with career opportunities.

This course provides a holistic, in-depth understanding of the leadership framework for complex crisis management. It moves beyond academic and theoretical engagement to provide practical and applied knowledge required to work in this sector, in national, regional and international settings.

Admission requirements

Successful completion of a recognised Bachelor degree, or equivalent or a Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma or equivalent in a relevant field. Consideration will be given to non-graduates who have advanced level VET qualifications such as Diploma or above and at least five years appropriate professional experience.

Applicants will be asked to provide further documentation detailing their employment experience (i.e. Work Experience Certificate from an employer/s) and outlining their roles and achievements in the form of a Curriculum Vitae and a Statement of Purpose. The Statement of Purpose should address why you would like to be admitted into the course, career goals and aspirations and benefits the course will provide you. These must be sent to the CDU Admissions Team: admissions@cdu.edu.au. For further information please contact Student Central at CDU on 1800 061 963.

Course fees

Non-Commonwealth supported places

Full fee paying places are available in this course.
Information about fees and charges can be found at Fees and Payments, Tuition Fee and 2018 HE Units and Fees.
 

International full fees

International course fees are provided on the International Office Fee Schedule: www.cdu.edu.au/international/future-students/courses.

Career opportunities

It is expected that the majority of enrollments will be from the police, fire and emergency sector. Graduating from this course may lead furthering your career within this sector.


  • Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    For information about credit transfer available to students with complete or incomplete study at this or other Institutions refer to Pathways for Higher Education to Higher Education

    Credit transfer

    For further information on credit transfer and how to apply visit ASK CDU

  • This course is accredited by the University in accordance with the Higher Education Standards.

  • Australian qualification framework

    This course is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework at Level 8.

Contact details

For further information about the course, enrolment procedures, closing dates and other administrative issues please contact Student Central on:

Email: student.central@cdu.edu.au Phone: (08) 8946 7766 or 1800 061 963 (free call)

Course structure

A candidate must successfully complete two Core and two Specialist Elective units of 10-credit point each, totalling 40 credit points. The Specialist Electives are chosen from a suite of units and students are recommended to discuss the selection of the Specialist Elective units with the Course Coordinator, who will help in addressing the specific needs of the students and providing guidance for possible further study pathways. The Graduate Certificate of Leadership (Police, Fire and Emergency Services) is a nested course within Charles Darwin University's Master of Emergency and Disaster Management and Graduate Diploma of Emergency and Disaster Management. It also provides a pathway into Charles Darwin University's Master of Business Administration course.

A candidate must successfully complete units totalling 40 credit points (cp) as detailed below. All units are valued at 10 credit points unless indicated.

Unit type Credit Points Specific requirements
Core Units
(2 units)
20cp Compulsory Core units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership
 

Specialist Electives
(2 units)
20cp Specialist Elective units totalling 20 credit points as detailed below.

DEM511 Emergency and Disaster Management in Context
DEM512 Interdisciplinary Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
DEM514 Cultural, Social and Psychological Aspects of Emergency and Disaster Management
MAN501 Cross Cultural Management
MAN506 Organisational Behaviour
MAN509 Contemporary Management Issues
MAN515 Operations Management
COM501 Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
BUS501 Decision Making
HRM503 International Human Resource Management
Unspecified Unit - One unspecified postgraduate level unit available at CDU may be selected if approved as part of the student's pathway by the Course Coordinator.
 

  40cp Total Credit Points

Students who commenced in or after 2013
The grade of "PC" cannot be counted towards a Graduate Certificate AQF Level 8 course award.
Students should refer to the current Grading Policy and Common Course Rules for further information.

Study plan

Students commencing in Semester 1

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 1 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
Specialist Elective SE Specialist Elective SE

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Students commencing in Semester 2

The Recommended Study Plan provided below is suitable for a student commencing in semester 2 and enrolling in a standard load. Students entering this course with advanced standing, or wishing to reduce or vary their study plan due to work, personal, financial or other reasons should use the table as a guide to create an individual study plan.

When designing an individual study plan:

  • maintain the basic order in which units are to be attempted; and
  • check the assumed knowledge for each unit.
Legend: CO = Core Unit SE = Specialist Elective

 

Semester 1 Semester 2
Year 1
    DEM513 Leadership in Emergency and Disaster Management CO
    Specialist Elective SE
Year 2
MAN508 Organisational Strategy and Leadership CO    
Specialist Elective SE    

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Everything you need to get started

How to apply for domestic students

Applications for postgraduate courses at CDU are submitted through SATAC.

 

The application process is simple and can be completed online.

 

To help you out, we've put together an easy to follow step-by-step guide on how to apply.

Admission requirements for domestic students

Before applying, you may want to check if you meet the admission requirements for studying with CDU.

 

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Things like the difference between domestic and international students or the difference between course types like VET and undergraduate.

Are you applying as an International Student?

Everything you need to know to apply

How to apply for international students

Applications to CDU must be submitted online.

 

The process is simple, all you need is a valid email address to create your online account.

 

Once you have started the application you will have the option of saving your application and resuming it at a later date.

 

There is no application fee when you apply online.

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