Professional Practice in the Post Disaster Management


The course examines the professional practice for disaster professionals. The key focus is making decisions in a professional manner. Student will explore not for profit entrepreneurship approaches to disaster reconstruction. The course will also cover codes of practice and ethical challenges associated with disaster related operations. Cross professional engagement and team management approaches will also be covered.


WebLearn GradSchool

  • Trimester 2 - 2015


  • Trimester 2 - 2015

Learning Outcomes

1. Critically evaluate the role of not-for-profit entrepreneurship approaches in post disaster recovery

2. Critically evaluate professional dilemmas faced in post-disaster situations and appropriately respond

3. Appreciate cross-cultural differences and judiciously apply appropriate strategies to be culturally inclusive

4. Identify and utilise alternative conflict resolution mechanisms, in a post-disaster context

5. Critically evaluate the role of the media and social media in post-disaster reconstruction

6. Appreciate team and knowledge management approaches


  • Introduction to professional practice
  • Ethical dilemmas
  • Social responsibility
  • Working within different cultural contexts
  • Working in cross disciplinary teams
  • Managing teams and conflict resolution
  • Theories of decision making
  • Not for profit entrepreneurship
  • Performance management of teams
  • Legal challenges
  • Information and technology management
  • Knowledge management
  • Understanding social media

Assessment Items

Presentation: Audio Visual Presentation

Report: Team Report and Individual Reflection

Report: Individual Report

Contact Hours

WebLearn GradSchool and Callaghan


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Distance Learners will engage online for 12 weeks.


Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term