Not currently offered

Course handbook


The course examines professional practice for disaster professionals. The key focus is making decisions in a professional manner. Students 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. Cros- professional engagement and team management approaches will also be covered.


Not currently offered.

This Course was last offered in Trimester 3 - 2017.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

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