Why study disaster reduction risk management?
All over the world, on a daily basis, humanity witnesses and deals with man-made related crises or natural disasters. In the present age of social media, the ease of receiving information on a catastrophic event occurring in some part of the world, has increased drastically. Heroes are not necessarily individuals dressed in costumes and backed by a flying cape, but are also the individuals genuinely interested in preventing and managing disasters.
According to CNN, in 2016 alone, natural disasters caused 175 billions US dollars in losses. Based on the facts that there are unrecorded disasters, a closer study could increase the financial loss in dollars to a higher amount. ‘Man-made’ related disasters causing wars,crimes, pollution and other unnamed calamities affects billions of human on a daily basis, thus increasing the demands for agents capable of preventing and managing disastrous events.
Technological advancement brought benefits such as longer life expectancy and comfort but on the other hand, its misuse influenced the rise in negative impact found in wars, industrialization, cyber crime and global warming.
More than ever before, the world needs a new generation of heroes who will step up to the challenge of preserving the human race against greater calamities.
What career opportunities are available in disaster risk management?
Opportunities within the prevention, environmental and management disaster field, vary from working in academic environment,research, NGOs, government, public safety departments (Fire department, Police, Emergency services), private businesses or as a certified private consultant.
The Gravitazz Training Institute offers assistance for deserving * young inexperienced students registered for our certificates programs in securing internships within disaster management field related sectors.
Courses available for campus studies
We offer a range of practical courses classified accordingly to their duration as followed:
Certificate in environmental practice and management (6 months)
In a world threatened by climatic changes, environmental management has become a crucial core issue affecting politics, society , the economy and various other aspects. Being knowledgeable of environmental practice will position any environmentalist in key position of influence to direct ‘green policies’ ,to mitigate the negative effects of global warming and lead environmental friendly decisions within local communities.
Certificate in Basic Disaster Risk Management ( 9 months)
This foundation course will prepare young graduates by providing them with skills in understanding and managing disasters and their interrelationship with development. If you want to build a career in the disaster related field as a young professional, this course will help with setting the foundation for you. Students completing this program will have the skills and qualification to ease employment within NGO’s, international agencies (UN,AU), local government, national government, emergency service departments, private sector.
National certificate in Disaster Risk Management (1 to 2 years)
This in depth course is designed for individuals willing to increase their knowledge and expertise on disaster management related issues.Students completing the diploma in disaster management qualify to further up their studies towards degrees in disaster management and will also qualify as reliable managers or stakeholders within crisis situations threatening to humans and the environment.
Gravitazz Institute is accredited with the Local Government Sector Education and Training Authority (LGSETA) under LGRS-1399-160309
Why should you study with the Gravitazz Training Institute?
We offer face to face , online tuition, thus accommodating both employed and unemployed learners.
We offer internship assistance, (to deserving unemployed students only)
We offer practicals deepening the understanding of our courses.
Closing date of registration:
If you wish to submit a registration form online, please click on the following link: online registration
Registration: R 1000,
Admin fee: R 1000
Tuition fees: R 1100 per month x 6
Total: R 6600 for certificate in environmental practice and management
Tuition fees: R 1100 per month x 9
Total: R 9900 for certificate in disaster management
Tuition fees: R 1100 per month x 18
Total: R 19800 for the national certificate in disaster management
Prices are in South African Rands
Should you be interested to enroll, please contact us at the following address:
291 Thabo Sehume Cnr Francis Baard street,
3rd Floor Constantia Building, Pretoria (Tshwane)
Tel: 012 320 3505 (Pretoria Campus)
526, 16th Road, Midrand, Johannesburg
011 067 0321 (Head office)
Watsapp number: 062 566 9727
For registration payments, these are our banking details:
Account Holder: GRAVITAZZ CONSULTING PTY LTD
Bank: FIRST NATIONAL BANK (FNB)
Account Number: 62467365609
Branch Name: GREENSTONE
Branch Code: 201510
* Swift Code (for international payments): FIRNZAJJ