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Organisational Resilience

Increase your career opportunities with a Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience.

In an ever-changing world, the resilience of organisations is constantly challenged and tested. Whether it's natural disasters as a result of natural hazards, global pandemics, financial crises, or human threats such as cyber-attacks, leaders need to be equipped to solve these challenges and lead their organisations forward.

The Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience is designed for practitioners currently working or seeking a career in the fields of business continuity, crisis management and protective security.

Course Options

Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience

1 year min, 2 years max (part-time only)

View course details Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience

International students can study this course online in any country. This course is not available to International Students on a Confirmation of Enrolment (CoE) or a Student Visa, or to those intending to apply for a Student Visa.

Assess your own organisation’s resilience and enhance your ability to identify changing risk conditions and implement strategies to manage vulnerability.

Taught by Steven Curnin and Benjamin Brooks, and developed in collaboration with industry experts and resilience practitioners.

Explore customised delivery options to suit the needs of your organisation from non-award short courses to a full post graduate qualification.

Study options

Leading resilient organisations

Learn the core attributes for leading and enhancing your organisation’s resilience, from short-term setbacks to long-term challenges.

Crisis management

Develop a comprehensive understanding of crisis management concepts and processes. Learn to enhance any organisation’s capability to manage a crisis and mitigate the impacts.

Business continuity management

Explore a holistic management process aligned to international standards, identifying potential threats to organisations and the likely impacts to business operations.

Protective security

Build the skills and knowledge in security governance, supporting a positive security culture for your organisation’s people, information, and assets.

Non-award Short Course

Each unit offered in the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience can be studied as a non-award unit.

Domestic Unit Fee: $2,525 per unit.
International Unit Fee: $3,375 per unit.

Visit the Non-Award Enrolment webpage for details.

Course breakdown

Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience (50 credit points)


Semester 1

  • Leading resilient organisations, 12.5 credit points
  • Crisis management, 12.5 credit points


Semester 2

  • Business continuity management, 12.5 credit points
  • Protective security, 12.5 credit points

Career outcomes

Luke Sawtell

Find out about the potential benefits of this course.

Manager of Security and Resilience at Urban Utilities, and Chair of the Water Services Sector Group within the Trusted Information Sharing Network for Critical Infrastructure Resilience

The skills and knowledge developed can be applied to your current or future roles across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors. Delivered fully online, you will be taught by leading resilience researchers and lecturers with a broad range of industry experience. Supporting the academic lectures will be steady stream of practitioner insights provided by industry experts. The delivery of the course is specifically designed for those seeking the benefits and flexibility of online learning.

Careers requiring skills in organisational resilience are growing fast, with organisations across the public, private and not-for-profit sectors demanding a range of specialist managers that can tackle new threats and challenges and implement change in communities and businesses.*

*ABS Labour Force Survey, National Skills Commission trend data to May 2019 and projections to 2024

Corporate Services Managers


projected job growth to 2024

Human Resource Managers


projected job growth to 2024

Education, Health and Welfare Service Managers


projected job growth to 2024

Study Experiences

Organisational Resilience

Steven Curnin and Benjamin Brooks have extensive experience working within organisations from the public, private and not-for-profit sectors, as both practitioners and academics – all in the context of seeking to enhance organisational resilience.

Photo Credit: AFAC.

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Entry information

Entry requirements

Entry requirements vary across courses. You'll find the requirements on our individual course pages. These can be accessed from Course Options, which is located at the top of this page.

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you're not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Credit for prior learning

The University of Tasmania aims to provide you with credit for approved prior study or equivalent professional experience which exceeds standard entrance requirements for courses. For more information please visit Recognition of Prior Learning.

English language requirements

For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is not the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. For more information, please visit International Future Students.