Registrations close at 5pm on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Effective response to major incidents and disasters requires people who can help organisations and communities respond to and recover from disasters.

Disaster response and recovery is provided as two one-day seminars which examine the way in which communities and organisations respond to disasters, organise response systems, support recovery and evaluate the effectiveness of those arrangements.

This program is shared by students enrolled in postgraduate programs at QUT.

Who should participate

Anyone currently or potentially involved in or responsible for planning, preparation and management of essential services during major incidents and disasters.



QUT Kelvin Grove
Victoria Park Road
Kelvin Grove
QLD 4059


Thursday 20 - Friday 21 September 2018.


This course is delivered as two full-day seminars, you can choose to attend either seminar or both.

Reading materials will be provided for participants prior to attending.

Workshops are intended to provide a participative experience reinforcing reading materials.


2018 fees

Standard registration

  • One day: $489.20 (GST included)
  • Both days: $978.40 (GST included)

Early-bird discount (10% discount)

An early-bird discount is available until 27 July 2018.

  • One day $440.30 (GST included)
  • Both days $880.60 (GST included)

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) discount

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) members receive a 15% discount.

  • One day: $415.85 (GST included)
  • Both days: $831.70 (GST included)


For more information about course content or assessment, contact School of Public Health and Social Work Corporate Programs.

Registrations close at 5pm on Thursday 6 September 2018.

Course content

This course is delivered in two day-long seminars. Each day includes workshops and independent learning activities.

Day 1: Response

The workshop introduces participants to disaster/incident response and examines decision making and how Incident Management Teams solve problems during emergency response operations. The workshop also looks at Incident Management System and the policies, rules and culture in emergency response.

Day 2: Community recovery

The effective management of disasters continues well past the event; the recovery phase can last years and extend beyond recovery to community adaptation. However, poor management of the recovery phase can lead to a secondary disaster, as the economic and social consequences of the disaster cause long term individual and societal damage. This workshop will explore how to plan for and manage community recovery after a disaster.

Course flyer


Registrations close at 5pm on Thursday 6 September 2018.


To register for the course, pay your fees online by credit card, cheque or BPay. There is an option to pay via invoice, if payment by these options is not possible.

FEE-HELP and HECS-HELP are not available for professional development courses.

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) members

Australasian College of Health Service Managers (ACHSM) members receive a 15% discount. Provide your ACHSM membership number to receive your discount.

Terms and conditions

We reserve the right to cancel or reschedule the course if we receive insufficient registrations, or if the course leader or venue becomes unavailable due to circumstances beyond our control. Should this occur, we will endeavor to provide participants as much notice as possible. If we need to cancel or reschedule the course, we will pay you a full refund if the substituted dates are not convenient for you.


If you cancel within 14 days of the course start date, you'll be charged a cancellation fee of 10% of the course fee. All cancellations or variations to registration must be made in writing to Dr Jo Durham.


Substitute participants are welcome in lieu of cancellation up to the scheduled course date. Advise us of any substitute participants before the course starts. Substituting participants will not incur a fee.