Certificate IV in Disaster Risk Management (Team Leadership)

The qualification meets the prioritized need expressed by Pacific Disaster Managers for accredited regional qualifications to match the
strategic development and professionalization of disaster management in their respective countries. This qualification will strengthen the core competencies of operational staff in disaster risk management and related workplaces. It is designed for personnel who
work in or have potential to work in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) team leadership roles and is contextualised for the Pacific.

A Disaster Management Team Leader requires the skills and knowledge to establish and share a clear understanding of the role of team in response to incidents and disasters and to lead a team to achieve team objectives.

To build Skills and knowledge related to disaster preparedness and resilience the qualification builds a national and inter-agency perspective to disaster risk management, preparedness, resilience and disaster risk analysis. The qualification will build team leader skills and knowledge through participation in a range of exercises and scenarios that require decision-making, prioritization, problem solving, team membership and leadership.

Career Opportunities
On completion of this programme, graduates may be responsible for:

• Leading a team or participating in teams within an incident or disaster coordination or response management context.
• Leading a team or participating in teams within an agency or organization with incident or disaster coordination or
response management responsibilities.
• Undertaking risk analysis and managing risk reduction plans, including within the context of national disaster risk
management or reduction plans.
• Leading teams in a broad range of incident and disaster management preparedness and response activities,
including exercises.
• Contributing to stakeholder engagement for risk identification, reduction and management, including for social
inclusion, vulnerability reduction, gender, and diversity equity purposes.


Length of Programme
Full Time: 1 Year

Eligibility/Admission Requirements
To be admitted to this programme, a person should have:

i. a pass in Senate recognized year 12 or equivalent with English; and have a minimum of two years of relevant work
experience; or

ii. have met the mature student admission criteria.

Course Information
This programme has a total of Five () courses.

Code Course Title Campus Semester
CED41 Disaster Risk Reduction Selected campuses Cohort Basis
CED42 Leadership in Disaster Risk


Selected campuses Cohort Basis
CED43 Disaster Response Management Selected campuses Cohort Basis
CED44 Coordination of Emergency Operations Selected campuses Cohort Basis
CED45 Manage Disaster Preparedness Selected campuses Cohort Basis
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