Course Title: Risk Management 1

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Risk Management 1

Credit Points: 12.00

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


135H Applied Sciences


Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2011

Course Coordinator: A/P Susanne Tepe

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 2899

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 3.2.3

Course Coordinator Availability: Thursday 2:30-3:30 or by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course provides the basis for understanding the principles of occupational health and safety risk management, and applying the systematic processes of hazard identification, risk assessment, risk evaluation and control in order to manage workplace damage, injury and disease.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

At the completion of the course you will have gained appreciation of the risk management process, relevant assessment tools and their application.

Critical capabilities achieved include:

  • development of analytical skills in recognising hazards
  • problem solving skills in recommending control for workplace risks
  • skills in information acquisition for completing written assignments
  • development of written communication skills  

Learning Outcomes for this course include:

  • Ability to identify potential / current OH&S hazards in the work place and recommend systematic assessment and control
  • Development, implementation and monitoring of effective prevention programs for the workplace
  • Understand workplace management systems
  • Recognise the role of communication, consultation and evaluation in successful risk management

Overview of Learning Activities

The learning activities included in this course are:

• attendance at lectures where syllabus material is presented and explained, and the subject is illustrated with demonstrations and examples;
• completion of tutorial questions designed to give further practice in the application of theory and procedures, and to give feedback on student progress and understanding;
• completion of written assignments consisting of problem solving exercises requiring an integrated understanding of the subject matter; and
• private study, working through the course as presented in classes and learning materials, and gaining practice at solving conceptual problems.

Overview of Learning Resources

Students will be provided with lists of relevant texts, library resources (Including appropriate journals) and freely accessible Internet sites. Other material will be provided in class.

Overview of Assessment

Evidence of practical understanding of risk management and its application in industry, will be required from the student and will be assessed by:

  • four written assignments/ practical exercises allocated throughout the semester 
  • an end of semester examination.