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EV5613 - Disaster Response and Recovery

Credit points: 3
Year: 2014
Student Contribution Band: Band
Administered by: Sch of Earth & Environmental Sciences (pre 2015)

Disaster management in the response and recovery phase of emergency events requires people who are capable of facilitating adaptive, innovative and collaborative processes which bring together diverse groups of individuals, communities and organisations to achieve effective and ethical outcomes. These individuals will demonstrate a strong understanding of disaster management principles, legislation and governance arrangements allied with high level communication skills , the ability to build and maintain relationships with individuals and groups, an understanding of the political context of disaster, problem-solving and decision-making abilities and the ability to create short, medium and long term strategies for the benefit of the communities they serve.

Learning Outcomes

  • identify, analyse and problem-solve issues which impact on individuals, communities, organisations and regions during disaster events;
  • demonstrate ability to understand and assess requirements for managing the response and recovery phases;
  • demonstrate an in-depth understanding of the principles for effective response to disaster events, including the role individuals, communities and organisations;
  • demonstrates an in-depth understanding of the fundamental principles of community-led recovery;
  • demonstrate a high-level ability to evaluate the outcomes of response and recovery actions for post-event reviews, enquiries and organisational improvement.


Townsville, Limited, Study Period 9
Census Date 09-Oct-2014
Face to face teaching (tba)
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
Assessment: assignments (60%); case study report (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.