Courses & Units

Introduction to Emergency Management HSP101



Emergency management is when our communities, the public sector (government
agencies), the private sector (businesses) and the not-for-profit sector (charities) work
together to strengthen society’s capacity to withstand, plan for, respond to and recover
from disasters. This unit will provide you with an introductory knowledge on the broader
concepts of emergency management. In this unit, you will explore local, national, and
international case studies of emergency management in numerous contexts that are
applicable and transferable to any discipline.

The assessment tasks allow you to explorea topic in the context of emergency management that is relevant to your interests and has real world applicability regardless of your specific area of study. Therefore, if you have a passion for enhancing society’s disaster resilience to natural hazards (e.g. bushfires, floods, cyclones, tsunamis, etc.) and man-made disasters (e.g. humanitarian crises, acts of terrorism, environmental incidents, etc.) then this unit is for you.


Unit name Introduction to Emergency Management
Unit code HSP101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Mr Cameron Atkinson
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the basic principles that underpin contemporary emergency management practice in Australia and internationally
  • Identify how emergency management is applied in practice using authentic case studies.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
091105 $1,828.00 $858.00 not applicable $1,828.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Case Study (40%)|Case Study (40%)
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