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Resilience in the Face of Emergencies JNB262



This unit is designed to respond to the growing challenge that natural and other disasters pose to organisations and individuals. It will provide individuals with insight into how to improve resilience at multiple different levels considering personal, community, organisational and at global levels.  The unit itself also embeds the requirement to build skills in auditing and project design, fundamental skills for professionals working in management, logistics and other aligned professions. Indeed, any person working in a professional organisation may be exposed to emergencies, disasters or crises and this unit provides an introduction to principles, knowledge and skills that will be useful in responding to and recovering from these sorts of events. The unit also addresses a ‘wicked problem’ – specifically – we seek greater levels of resilience at times when the challenges to that resilience has also never been greater. By needing to consider and respond to this issue students will be supported to navigate complicated problems with unclear, even impossible solutions.


Unit name Resilience in the Face of Emergencies
Unit code JNB262
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management

Benjamin Brooks

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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


Explain the psychological, physiological, sociological, behavioural and organisational principles that underpin human responses to emergencies.


Identify factors that support individual resilience to emergencies and develop skills in applying these in preparedness for emergencies via auditing and project design.


Develop skills in critical reflection including reflection of your own resilience to emergencies and how developing resilience could be extended to other aspects of life.


Analyse how key concepts (e.g., safety, resilience) interact at individual, group and community levels to support social responsibility and sustainability.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
090799 $1,812.00 $850.00 993$993.00 $2,108.00

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Teaching Pattern



ATT1 - Three learning activities (0%)

ATT2 - Assignment (1,000 words) - Assessing Accounts of Personal Resilience (20%)

ATT3 - Assignment (1500 words) - Audit of personal household and community resilience (40%)

ATT4 - Assignment (1500 words) - Scaling-Up Resilience to communities and other collectives (40%)

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