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Crisis and Disaster Communication

Undergraduate | GRF-CMM317 | 2024

Learn how to approach crisis and issues communication within business and public relations contexts. Consider the role of social media. Read case studies like Hurricane Katrina. Alert yourself to risk communication principles and build response plans.

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Enrol by
7 July 2024
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
13 weeks
Start dates
15 July 2024

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Crisis and Disaster Communication

About this subject

  • After successfully completing this subject you should be able to:

    1. demonstrate a solid understanding of risk, issues and crisis communication planning
    2. advise organisational leaders on communication strategies during a crisis demonstrate the ability to make strategic decisions at each stage of crisis management.
    3. demonstrate an understanding of risk and crisis communication principles within a corporate culture and structure.

Entry requirements

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

and one of

  • GRF-CMM127 (Not currently available)

  • GRF-CMM27 (Not currently available)


You must complete Level 1 Communication studies before starting this subject.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Arts

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Bachelor of Business

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Bachelor of Applied Financial Advice

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Bachelor of Communication

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