Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Workshop

Organizer(s) TorqAid
Training room in the Melbourne City Conference Centre, 277 Little Lonsdale St

Purpose of workshop:

The purpose of the DRM workshop is both to develop practical skills for humanitarian practitioners or volunterers who are involved in initiatives across the Disaster Risk Management Cycle (DRMC) , this including work in complex emergencies, in both Australia and overseas.

This is a practically-based intensive workshop which combines both classroom teaching and, for those seeking advanced standing towards off-campus graduate courses offered by three Australian universities, follow-up assignments.

Who is this workshop for?

This workshop is designed both for humanitarian practitioners and volunteers who are likely to be working in either Australia or overseas.

Organisations (and separate individuals) include:

  • Australian and overseas Emergency Managers involved in various initiatives across their respective Emergency Management Plans.
  • NGO and UN agency staff supporting supporting overseas humanitarian situations.
  • Business sector stakeholders involved in supporting domestic or overseas humanitatian initiatives
  • Churches or community groups involved in supporting humanitarian recovery initiatives.
  • Students studying this subject as part of their university studies.
  • Other humanitarian stakeholders such as media representatives, volunteers, or consultants


  • Modules 1 & 2: Key Disaster Risk Management (DRM) Issues
  • Module 3: Australian Disaster Case Studies
  • Module 4: Useful Participatory Tools
  • Module 5: Risk Management and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR)
  • Module 6: Humanitarian Standards and Codes of Conduct
  • Module 7: Pacific Disaster Case Studies
  • Module 8: Human Resource Management & Psychosocial Support.
  • Module 9: Global Disaster trends. Security Management
  • Module 10: Syrian Complex Emergency Case Study
  • Module 11: Key Participatory Project Management (PPM) Issues
  • Module 12: Final Group Work


AUD $1,500 (excl. of GST) for three day workshop only

AUD $1,750 (excl. of GST) for workshop plus follow-up assignment

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