Course Title: Manage risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2011

Course Code: BUSM6330C

Course Title: Manage risk

School: 130T Vocational Engineering

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6098 - Advanced Diploma of Spatial Information Services

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4468

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

William Ntuwah
03 9925 4445

Nominal Hours: 60

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 performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across the organisation or for a specific business unit or area. The unit has been designed to be consistent with AS/NZS 4360:2004 Risk management. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBRSK501A Manage risk


1. Establish risk context

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Review organisational processes, procedures and requirements for
undertaking risk management

1.2 Determine scope for risk management process

1.3 Identify internal and external stakeholders and their issues

1.4 Review political, economic, social, legal, technological and policy context

1.5 Review strengths and weaknesses of existing arrangements

1.6 Document critical success factors, goals or objectives for area included in

1.7 Obtain support for risk management activities

1.8 Communicate with relevant parties about the risk management process and
invite participation


2. Identify risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Invite relevant parties to assist in the identification of risks

2.2 Research risks that may apply to scope

2.3 Use tools and techniques to generate a list of risks that apply to the scope,
in consultation with relevant parties


3. Analyse risks

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Assess likelihood of risks occurring

3.2 Assess impact or consequence if risks occur

3.3 Evaluate and prioritise risks for treatment


4. Select and implement treatments

Performance Criteria:

4.1 Determine and select most appropriate options for treating risks

4.2 Develop an action plan for implementing risk treatment

4.3 Communicate risk management processes to relevant parties

4.4 Ensure all documentation is in order and appropriately stored

4.5 Implement and monitor action plan

4.6 Evaluate risk management process

Learning Outcomes

Details of Learning Activities

Teacher led :

Classroom &/or tutorial instruction in the outcomes required to manage risk and tasks associated with the elements above including the use of computers and relevant software/s, capabilities of survey methodologies and technologies in a simulated workplace environment.

Student managed:

Develop data management strategies to manage risk to industry standards.
Participation in group activities based on simulated workplace exercises.
Individual exercises carrying out research, computations, data compilation and appraisal.

Teaching Schedule

Session/DateTopicComment/ Assessment Tasks
1/ 7Feb 2011

Bowditch adjustment

. Find technical specifications for the 3rd Order traverse-Covering Element 1 
• Determine the accuracy of the traverse - Covering Element 2

• Identify errors in traversing - Covering Element 3

• Determine the effect of errors in angular and distance      measurements    - Covering Element 4

 -Worked example

-3rd order traverse

2 / 14Feb 2011

Field Data Reduction

• Determine the accuracy of 3rd Order Survey horizontal and vertical Control Network - Covering Element -1

• Identify errors in horizontal and vertical angle measurements - Covering Element 2

• Determine the effect of errors in horizontal and vertical angle measurements - Covering Element 3

 -methods of minimising errors in vertical and horizontal angle measurements - Covering Element 4

- Reduce slope distance to    horizontal
- Trig heighting
- Compute missing bearing and distance

3/ 21Feb 2011

(Three point
-Tienstra Method )

• Determine the requirements for resection-Covering Element 1

• Find position points where resection is indeterminate - Covering Element 2

• Analyse errors in resection - Covering Element 3

• Use Tienstra formula for resection Covering Element 4

- Compute bearings from Coordinates
- Compute subtended angles
- Compute the point by resection

4/ 28Feb 2011

Statistics –Error Theory, Normal Distribution

• Determine the Most Probable Values in measurements-Covering Element 1

• Standard Deviation of Sample and Population- Covering Element 2

check for any measurements outside the 95% certainty level.- Covering Element 3

-Normal distribution and rejection of outliers- Covering Element 4

Excercise on Normal distribution and rejection of Outliers
5/ 7March 2011

Least Squares– Levelling

• Theory of errors in measurements -Covering Element 1

• Probable errors in levelling - Covering Element 2

• Determine errors from LS and adjust the network as required- Covering Element 3

• Apply Least square adjustment method in levelling- Covering Element 4


Asssignment 1
6/ 14 March 2011PUBLIC HOLIDAY  -   NO CLASS 
7/ 21March 2011

Network Closures & Adjustment

• Probable errors in angular measurements- Covering Element 1

• Determine errors from LS and adjust the network as required- Covering Element 3

• Apply Least square adjustment method in angular measurements- Covering Element 4


Assignment 1 due date
8/ 28 March 2011Network Closures & Adjustment

• Probable errors in angular measurements- Covering Element 1

• Determine errors from LS and adjust the network as required- Covering Element 3

• Apply Least square adjustment method in angular measurements- Covering Element 4

  Least square adjustment - network
9/ 4April 2011

Mapping Computations - Terrain to Plane Distances

State accuracy of transformation parameters- Covering Element 1

• Apply transformation parameters in problem solving - Covering Element 3

Terrain to plane distance reduction using Flinders Peak datasets

10/ 11 April 2011

Mapping Computations - Field Bearings to Plane Bearings

• Apply transformation parameters in problem solving - Covering Element 3

• Determine PSF, LSF and Ellipsoidal distance  - Covering Element 4

Mapping comps using
One Tree Hill datasets
11/ 18 April 2011

 Mapping Computations - Traverse Calculations

• Determine true to scale coordinates for accuracy - Covering Element 3

• Calculate linear transformation parameters- shift, rotation and scale - Covering Element 4

Mapping comps using
RM Spike 9001, SSM 25

Assignment 2

12 /  25 April 2011EASTER MONDAY
13 / 2May 2011

Mapping Computations - Traverse Computation

• Compute angular and linear misclose of the traverse -  Covering Element 3

Traverse computations using
PMs 248,256,226 and 266
14 /  9 May 2011

Mapping Computations - Traverse Computation

• Compute approximate Coordinates using Grid bearing & Plane Distance from 256 - Covering Element 4
• Arc to Chord Corrections - Covering Element 4


Traverse computations using
PMs 248,256,226 and 266

Assignment 2 Due Date

15 / 16 May 2011 RevisionTraverse computations
16 / 23May 2011TEST - Covering Elements 3 & 4 

17 / 30May


Supplementary TEST
18 / 14 June 2011 Portfolio - Covering Element 1, 2, 3& 4 

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Refer to:

Overview of Assessment

Assessment may incorporate a variety of methods including written/oral activities and demonstration of practical skills to the relevant industry standards. Participants are advised that they are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate their assessment activities to their teacher/assessor. Feedback will be provided throughout the course.

Assessment Tasks

Grading Criteria
NYC 0-49% Not yet competence
CP 50 – 59% Competence
CCR 60 – 69% Competence with credit
CDI 70 – 79% Competence with distinction
CHD 80-100% Competence with high distinction

Academic Misconduct

Students are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism in oral or written presentations is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person, without appropriate referencing, as though it is one’s own. Plagiarism is not acceptable.

The use of another person’s work or ideas must be acknowledged. Failure to do so may result in charges of academic misconduct which carry a range of penalties including cancellation of results and exclusion from your course.

Students are responsible for ensuring that their work is kept in a secure place. It is also a disciplinary offence for students to allow their work to be plagiarized by another student. Students should be aware of their rights and responsibilities regarding the use of copyright material. It is strongly recommended that students refer to the RMIT 2001 Guidelines for Students or to the RMIT University Homepage. 

Assessment 1 = Assignment 20% due Week 7
Assessment 2 = Assignment 20% due Week 11
Assessment 3 = TEST40% on Week 16
Assessment 4 = Portfolio 20% on Week 18

Assessment Matrix

Assessment TaskElementPercentage loading
Assignment  1Element 1, 2 , 3& 420%
Assignment  2Element 1, 2 , 3& 420%
TESTElement 3&440%
PortfolioElement 1, 2 & 320%

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