Course Title: Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2010

Course Code: BUSM6212C

Course Title: Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6083 - Advanced Diploma of Electronics and Communications Engineering

Course Contact: William Lau

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254703

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Michael Stewart

Phone: +61 3 9925 4702


Nominal Hours: 20

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 covers contributing to the management of risk in electrotechnology systems related to OHS, environment, resources and financial viability. It encompasses contributing to the identification of electrotechnology systems risks; and risk events, the likelihood and consequences of such events, evaluating risk, risk management planning and mitigation of risk.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

UEENEEE078B Contribute to risk management in electrotechnology systems


1. Contribute to the identification of risks and development of management strategies
2. Contribute to the implementation and monitoring of risk management strategies.
3. Contribute to the evaluation of risk management strategies.

Performance Criteria:

1.1 OHS policies, processes and procedures for a given work area are identified, obtained and understood.
1.2 The extent of a program or project is established from design brief, specification and/or other relevant documentation and from discussions with appropriate person(s).
1.3 Potential, perceived and actual risk events and electrotechnology systems risks are identified, documented and analysed, in consultation with appropriate other person(s) in accordance with organisation policies and procedures.
1.4 Risk management methods, tools and techniques are used to assist in the analysis and reporting of identified risk events.
1.5 Risk management techniques are used to analyse electrotechnology systems risks and risk events, assess options and recommend risk approaches to appropriate person(s) for approval.
1.6 Draft risk management processes and procedures are developed and communicated with all stakeholders to ensure understanding of management of risk factors.
1.7 Risk management processes and procedures are submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval in accordance with established procedures.
1.8 OHS risk control measures are submitted for incorporation in the risk management strategies in compliance with organisation’s OHS policy and regulations.

2.1 Risk management processes and procedures are produced and submitted for incorporation into work
and project plans to ensure common approach achieving outcomes.
2.2 Activities are monitored against programs and projects plans to identify and responses submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval for variations in accordance with risk management processes and established procedures.
2.3 Agreed risk responses are revised for implementation and plans modified following approval to reflect hanging project objectives in an environment of uncertainty, in accordance with risk management processes and established procedures.

3.1 Project outcomes are reviewed with appropriate person(s) to determine effectiveness of risk management processes and established procedures.
3.2 Risk issues and recommended improvements are identified, documented and submitted to appropriate person(s) for approval to incorporate them into ongoing programs and future program and project and plans.
3.3 Outcomes are documented and recorded/stored in accordance established procedures.

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Classroom activities:
Lectures: to introduce the important concepts.
• Attending lectures will make it much easier for you to understand the central concepts of the course
• You will feel more comfortable and you will learn more if you read the relevant material before you attend the lectures
Tutorials: to enable you to ask questions and to clarify unresolved issues
• Review the material and prepare your questions before you come to class.
• There will be an overview of course content with a focus on the material students find difficult
• If something is unclear or if you find yourself falling behind please ask for help immediately
• You may be given worksheets to complete during the tutorial
Reflective Lab Journal: You will perform the exercise and write it up in a reflective lab journal.
The reflective journal will be an Online Blog created by you in the Learning Hub.
A reflective lab journal is a means to reflect on your learning (and learning experiences) in different ways. They are used to:
• record the development of your ideas and insights and / or those of a group in a given context and can include concepts, ideas and main points from experience and theory
• reflect upon the subject content and personal experiences as a means to increase your understanding
• analyse your own learning in and for self development.
They are used to explore situations from a personal perspective, but generally within the context of learning from your experiences. They are used to reflect on, in and for action. Common questions arising from ’reflection’ are:
• What happened? (Reflecting on actions)
• Why did it happen? (Reflecting in actions)
• What can be learnt from this for future actions? (Reflecting for actions)
The write up will be a record of your actions as they are performed and your corresponding observations
The write up must be performed in the class as you perform the exercise, not at a later date
o Write ups not in the Blog will not be marked
o Write ups which are not done concurrently with the performance of the exercise will not be marked
In general the detail of the write up must be sufficient for you to be able to comfortably perform the practical exercise a year or more later directly from the lab journal
Any difficult or tricky points should be especially noted in the reflective journal for future reference.
The neatness, completeness and the presentation of the reflective journal must be of a quality such that you would be prepared to show it to a future employer as an example of your work.
Work simulated activities: you will progressively implement a networking scenario as you would be expected to do in industry.
• You will be expected to work on a networking scenario progressively as you learn the material required for you to be able to do so.
• Leaving the work to a late stage and then rushing to complete it is bad industrial practice. It will be strongly discouraged and marked down heavily. You will be expected to meet progressive milestones in the completion of this activity.
Occupational Health and Safety:
• Conduct in lecture theatres, classrooms and laboratories will be of a standard required by OH&S legislation as applied to industry.
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Covered shoes must be worn in all labs
• Thongs and sandals must not be worn in any lab
Preparation for the Work place:
All skills and knowledge in this course are oriented towards current industry practices and technologies. An essential industry expectation is that you are responsible for your behaviour and actions. When you are in employment you will be expected to attend work on time on a regular basis, perform you work on time to an accepted standard and be responsible for what you do. Industry will expect you to comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions. All industry expectations will be applied to you in this course.
You will be expected to:
• Observe all Occupational Health and Safety requirements
• You must behave in such a way as not to place the health and safety of yourself or anyone else at risk
• Prepare for classes
• Attend all classes regularly and on time
• Use your class time in a productive and responsible way
• Finish your work on time to an accepted standard
• Pay attention to, comprehend and follow both verbal and written instructions.
• It is your personal responsibility to be aware of course requirements and timelines
• Please ask if something is not clear
The Preparation for the Workplace component will be an essential part of the assessment for this course. It will be included in the assessment of the practical and work simulated activities.
Activities Outside of Class:
It is expected that students allocate at least 60% of course hours for reading, independent study, project research, design, implementation, testing and problem solving activities.

Teaching Schedule

Week1- 2 Introduction to Course Outline and Assessment Criteria, OHS policies, processes and procedures for a given work area
Week3-4 Potential, perceived and actual risk events and electrotechnology systems risks identification, maintaining reflective journal (20%)
Week5-6 Development of risk management processes and procedures, maintaining reflective journal (30%)
Week7-8 Principles of risk management planning, Maintaining reflective journal
Week9-11 Principles of risk mitigation – handling and monitoring, Maintaining reflective journal
Week12 OHS practices – general, training, manual handling, and specific technical/occupational, organisational procedures, maintaining reflective journal
Week13-14 Following risk management plan, Incident notification maintaining reflective journal
Week15-17 Hazard control and reporting, maintaining reflective journal (30%)
Week18 Catch up

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Google Book: The Computer System Risk Management and Validation Life Cycle By R. Timothy Stein


Other Resources

Resource materials will be availble on course Learning HUB.

Overview of Assessment

This is a progressive assessment, the students are required to undertake summative assessments as follows:
Documentation of workplace scenario
Assignment work

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1 : Reflective Lab Journal (20%)

Assessemnt 2: Electrotechnology systems risks identification (20%)

Assessment 3: Development of risk management processes and procedures (30%)

Assessment 4: Hazard control and reporting (30%)

Assessment Matrix

Other Information

For optimisation of training and assessment effort, competence development in this unit may be assessed concurrently with other units in a qualification.

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