Course Title: Identify risk and apply risk management processes

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2016

Course Code: BUSM7937C

Course Title: Identify risk and apply risk management processes

School: 650T Vocational Business Education

Campus: City Campus

Program: C4359 - Certificate IV in International Trade

Course Contact: Tim Wallis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5423

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Ian Burns

Sessional Teacher

Nominal Hours: 50

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.

It applies to individuals with a broad knowledge of risk analysis or project management who contribute well developed skills in creating solutions to unpredictable problems through analysis and evaluation of information from a variety of sources. They may have responsibility to provide guidance or to delegate aspects of these tasks to others.

In this unit, risks applicable within own work responsibilities and area of operation, may include projects being undertaken individually or by a team, or operations within a section of the organisation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBRSK401 Identify risk and apply risk management processes


1. Identify risks

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Identify the context for risk management

1.2 Identify risks using tools, ensuring all reasonable steps have been taken to identify all risks

1.3 Document identified risks in accordance with relevant policies, procedures, legislation and standards


2. Analyse and evaluate risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Analyse and document risks in consultation with relevant stakeholders

2.2 Undertake risk categorisation and determine level of risk

2.3 Document analysis processes and outcomes


3. Treat risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Determine appropriate control measures for risks and assess for strengths and weaknesses

3.2 Identify control measures for all risks

3.3 Refer risks relevant to whole of organisation or having an impact beyond own work responsibilities and area of operation to others as per established policies and procedures

3.4 Choose and implement control measures for own area of operation and/or responsibilities

3.5 Prepare and implement treatment plans


4. Monitor and review effectiveness of risk treatment/s

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Regularly review implemented treatment/s against measures of success

4.2 Use review results to improve the treatment of risks

4.3 Provide assistance to auditing risk in own area of operation

4.4 Monitor and review management of risk in own area of operation

Learning Outcomes

This course is structured to provide students with the optimum learning experience in order to demonstrate the skills and knowledge required to identify risks and to apply established risk management processes to a defined area of operations that are within the responsibilities and obligations of the role.

Details of Learning Activities

A range of learning activities are planned for this course including self-paced and collaborative class room based activities.

The self-based activities will be delivered through various technology platforms and will include quizzes, scenario case studies and interactive sessions.

The collaborative classroom based activities will include group discussion, group problem solving activities and opportunities to practice skills in a simulated workplace environment.

Learning Activities include:

  • Industry site visits in possible
  • Industry speakers
  • Interactive learning processes
  • Simulated learning activities to increase skill and confidence in Risk Management

Teaching Schedule

Week   Date    Topic
104/07/2016 Induction and pre-training review
211/07 Introduction to Risk Management of WHS within a Logistics Perspective
318/07 Identifying Risks
425/07 Identifying Risks
501/08 Documenting Risks
608/08 Documenting Risks
715/08 Hazard reporting
822/08 Incident Reporting

 Mid-semester break 

905/09Risk Control Measures
1012/09Risk Control Measures
1119/09  Implementing WHS Risk Control Measures
1226/09 Working with staff to improve WHS practices
1303/10 Implementing training to improve WHS.
1410/10 Reviewing success of WHS Risk Management
1517/10 Reviewing success of WHS Risk Management 
1624/10 Resubmissions and Resits

Week 1 will consist of an induction to the course which will include completion of a pre training review and familiarisation with:

  • Your teacher(s) and other students.
  • Services and facilities
  • Student responsibilities
  • Where to get support
  • Course requirements, key learning outcomes, assessment, feedback and grading.
  • Submission requirements and the resubmission policy
  • Plagiarism
  • Appeals
  • Extensions and Special Consideration
  • Privacy

OHTH5871C Implement and Monitor a Workplace Health and Safety Program and BUSM7937c Identify risk and apply risk management processes are co-delivered and co-assessed.

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

This course is co-delivered and co-assessed with xxxxxxx

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods have been designed to measure achievement of the requirements in a flexible manner over a range of assessment tasks, for example:

  • direct questioning combined with review of portfolios of evidence and third party workplace reports of on-the-job performance by the candidate
  • review of final printed documents
  • demonstration of techniques
  • observation of presentations
  • oral or written questioning to assess knowledge of software applications

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.

Performance Evidence

You must provide evidence of the ability to apply organisational policies, procedures and processes to:

  • identify risks
  • consult with relevant stakeholders to analyse and evaluate risks
  • identify and evaluate control measures
  • develop and implement treatment plans for own area or responsibility
  • refer risks that are beyond own area of responsibility to others
  • maintain risk management documentation.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements effectively, you must:

  • outline techniques for identifying and evaluating risks
  • outline organisational policies, procedures or processes for risk management
  • give examples of areas where risks are commonly identified in an organisation
  • outline the purpose and key elements of current risk management standards
  • outline the legislative and regulatory context of the organisation in relation to risk management
  • describe the organisation’s auditing requirements relating to risk management.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions. You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task 1 – This assessment is a verbal presentation to the class
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 6
Group or Individual: This is an individual assessment. A copy of your presentation must be submitted into blackboard turn it in.
Purpose:This assessment is a verbal presentation to the class and peers. This presentation is to give students valuable practice in delivering short presentations to an audience. Presenting information and communication skills are key assessment criteria and are a valuable skill for working in any professional role in the workplace. Public speaking skills are part of professional development and are an expected across a broad range of industries.

Assessment Task 2 – Risk Identification and Mitigation report
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 8
Group or Individual: This is an individual assessment. A copy of your presentation summary must be submitted into blackboard turn it in.
Purpose: This assessment allows you to demonstrate your knowledge of risk management processes within the context of work health and safety and be able to present the information to stakeholders.

Requirements: This assessment will be a compilation of documents developed in class and a brief report. This assessment includes 5 questions to be answered and a brief report ( approx. 500 words). The assessment document will include the questions and the template for the report. There are specific instructions in the template for the student to follow.

The content of this assessment will be covered in class and will include:

    Risk assessment document
    Risk assessment matrix
    Class Activities No 1 and 2
    Pareto Chart drawn from information in Injury Analysis exercise
    Cause and Effect Chart / Fishbone Chart (same thing)
    Hazard Hunt
    Standard operating Procedure

Assessment Task 3 – Portfolio of Works
Date handed out:  Week 1
Date and time due:  Week 15
Group or Individual: Individual Assessment
Indicate whether group or individual - If group indicate maximum group size.  

Purpose:This assessment portfolio is process of collecting evidence of competency for the student. All class exercise materials, assessment documents and extra evidence can be compiled into a portfolio.

Requirements:In addition to evidence from the furst two assessmnts, students will need to complete a  report.  The assessment task 3 document has extensive student instructions contained on each page. Students MUST read them and follow the instructions.

Assessment Matrix

Marking Guide (competency):
Vocational Education and Training (VET) is based on current industry needs and the focus on preparing you for the workplace. Because VET courses are informed by practical application of knowledge and skills, they are based on a system known as ‘competency based training’ (CBT). So when you are assessed in VET it is about whether you are competent to do the job, as well as having a firm grasp on the knowledge and skills required to do that job, as opposed to traditional curriculum based education settings that are often based on knowledge retention.

You need to demonstrate you are competent in each element of the unit of competency you are studying.

You will receive feedback on each assessment task that will inform you whether you are competent or not and how well you are performing. Once competent in all elements of the unit you receive a competency grading.

Marking Guide (Grading)
After achieving competency we then grade your performance in the unit; this gives you the opportunity to have the level of your performance formally recognized against industry standards and employability skills.

You will be provided with an assessment matrix in the assessments area of the unit blackboard shell.  Generally, your grading will be assessed against how well you demonstrate:

  • Perform the activities as required by the learning elements of this unit of competency.
  • Demonstrate the required knowledge for this unit of competency.
  • Execute the required skills for this unit of competency.
  • Demonstrate your employability skills through contribution to learning activities related to this assessment, timeliness, use of technology and teamwork.

Final Grades table:

DNS - Did not submit for assessment
NYC - Not yet competent
CAG - Competency achieved – graded
CC - Competent with credit
CDI - Competent with distinction
CHD - Competent with high distinction

Other Information

Late Submissions

Students are required to submit assessment items and/or ensure performance based assessments are completed by the due dates. If a student is to be prevented from submitting an assessment item on time, by circumstances outside their control, they may apply in advance to the teacher for an extension to the due date of up to seven calendar days. To be eligible for an extension, you must lodge the extension form available at the following link with your teacher:

Where an extension of greater than seven days is needed, the student must apply for special consideration. Applications for special consideration must be submitted no later than two working days after the assessment task deadline or scheduled examination. More information on special consideration and how to apply can be found here:

Adjustments to Assessment
In certain circumstances students may be eligible for an assessment adjustment. Information on circumstances under which the assessment arrangements might be granted can be found at the following website:

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