Volume 26 Issue 4, 2011

Australian Emergency Management Institute



The Australian Emergency Management Institute (AEMI) is a Centre of Excellence for education, research and training in the emergency management sector. In support of the COAG National Strategy for Disaster Resilience, 2011 AEMI:

  • provides education and training.
  • undertakes applied research.
  • conducts strategic activities resilience.
  • promotes community awareness and resilience.

Advanced Diploma Public Safety v8 Units of Study (AEMI)

  • Work in an emergency management context and Build and maintain community relationships
  • Develop and use political nous
  • Facilitate emergency risk assessment and determine treatment options
  • Facilitate emergency planning processes
  • Coordinate resources for a multi-agency incident
  • Develop and maintain business continuity plans
  • Manage recovery functions and services
  • Design and manage activities which exercise elements of emergency management
  • Establish and review the business continuity management framework and strategies
  • Develop and organise public safety awareness programs
  • Establish and manage a recovery centre

Upcoming Units of Study

Develop and use political nous 10-12 January 2012

The development and use of political nous assists in navigation and success within the political environment of the public sector. This Unit includes identifying the political terrain, evaluating the political environment, forming alliances, and bargaining and negotiating to achieve outcomes.

Facilitate emergency planning processes 6-9 February 2012

This unit covers the competencies required to collaboratively facilitate the development of new, and the revision of existing, emergency plans by organisations such as: local government; emergency services or government agencies and departments; event organisers; managers of utilities, critical infrastructure or high occupancy buildings; private sector and industries.

For more information on these units of study, and other workshops please visit our website

For further information visit www.ema.gov.au/aemi

email aemi@ag.gov.au or phone 03 5421 5100