Courses & Units

Emergency Management Policy and Governance HSP102



This unit examines policy and governance in emergency management. Students will examine policy and governance frameworks and structures from a local, state, national and international perspective. The unit will explore the policy and governance processes, structures and frameworks that span the public, private and not-for-profit sectors using a series of case studies that have real-world applicability. This unit is an introductory (level 1) emergency management unit focused on understanding policy and governance in the context of emergency management.


Unit name Emergency Management Policy and Governance
Unit code HSP102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Describe the basic principles of policy and governance in emergency management.
  2. Identify how policy and governance is applied in emergency management practice



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 2020: $2,108.00 090399

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HSP101 Introduction to Emergency Management



Assessment Task 1: Written case study on governance in emergency management (1,500 words excluding references) - 40% weighting.

Assessment Task 2: Online multiple-choice quiz consisting of 30 questions based on your learnings from weeks 2 to 11 - 20% weighting.

Assessment Task 3: Written case study on policy in the context of emergency management (1,500 words excluding reference list)– 40% weighting.

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