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Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Emergency & Disaster Communication

Graduate Diploma of Business Specialisation Emergency & Disaster Communication (GDBZ)
CRICOS: 089180M

Entry requirements
Study mode
  • On-campus
  • Online
Campus
  • Springfield
  • Toowoomba
Duration
  • 1 year(s) (or part-time equivalent)
Start
  • Feb, Jul, Nov
Note: Semester 3 (November) intake is only available via online study.

Overview

  • Develop knowledge and skills in the implementation, impact and importance of effective communication during and after an emergency or disaster situation.
  • You will study subjects covering disaster management, community participation, strategic issues in crisis management, and social media in order to be prepared to represent your organisation appropriately, in times of crisis.

Further study

After completing the Graduate Diploma of Business (Emergency and Disaster Communication), you have the option to take the credit from your studies and go on to the Master of Project Management

Career outcomes

  • Graduates can work as specialist Public Relations professional in fields that require expert emergency and disaster communication processes in both  national and international contexts.

Entry requirements

  • Australian university Bachelor degree in the area of business, or equivalent.

English language requirements

You are required to satisfy the applicable English language requirements and this degree requires a minimum of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent. If you do not meet the English language requirements you may apply to study a University-approved English language program.

Recognition of prior learning or work experience

If you have previously studied in your home country, you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning to reduce the number of courses that you need to study to finish your program.

Pathways

If you don't meet the entry requirements, we have pathway options available to you.

Degree structure

To complete this degree students must complete 8 units. Most courses (similar to ‘subjects’) are valued at 1 unit. To study full-time you would usually complete 4 units per semester.

Option 1

Courses to be studied Units
Emergency and Disaster Communication specialisation courses 4
General specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Option 2

Courses to be studied Units
Emergency and Disaster Communication specialisation courses 4
Second named specialisation courses 4
Total 8

Refer to the USQ Handbook for courses to be studied and recommended enrolment patterns.

Fees and scholarships

Your actual fees may vary depending on the courses you select. We review our fees annually so these may be subject to change.

Approximate annual costs1 for international students' first year of study (8 units) in this degree:

Study Mode Cost
External/Online

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360
On-campus

You are responsible for the full cost of your course and are charged a tuition fee.

AUD 31360

1 These are indicative annual fees for 2021. 

Student services and amenities fees

You may need to pay student services and amenities (SA) fees as part of your course costs.

Scholarships

At USQ, we offer a range of scholarships to support your success at university. Find a scholarship that works for you.

How to apply

Complete your online application directly to USQ.

CRICOS: 089180M

USQ accepts applications all year. Semester start dates are:

  • Semester 1, 2022 - Monday 21 February, 2022
  • Semester 2, 2022 - Monday 11 July, 2022
  • Semester 3, 2022 - Monday 14 November, 2022.
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