Course Title: Manage risk
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2014
Course Code: BUSM6228C
Course Title: Manage risk
School: 365T Global, Urban and Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6124 - Advanced Diploma of Justice
Course Contact: Irene Pagliarella, Program Manager
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4581
Course Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
P: 9925 4512
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
Successful completion of, or demonstrated equivalence to, the following units of competency:
VU20868 Apply foundation legal principles
VU20869 Work within the criminal justice system
VU20870 Apply writing and presentation skills within a justice environment
VU20871 Support the management of adult offenders within the Victorian correctional framework
PSPOHS401B Implement workplace safety procedures and programs
PSPETHC401A Uphold and support the values and principles of public service
And ONE of the following electives:
CHCAOD402B Work effectively in the alcohol and other drugs sector
LGACOM406A Investigate alleged breaches of legislation and prepare documentation
In this course you will develop the skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across the organisation or for a specific business unit or area.
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBRSK501A Manage risk
1. Establish risk context
1.1 Review organisational processes, procedures and requirements for undertaking risk management
2. Identify risks
2.1 Invite relevant parties to assist in the identification of risks
3. Analyse risks
3.1 Assess likelihood of risks occurring
4. Select and implement treatments
4.1 Determine and select most appropriate options for treating risks
On completion of the course, you will be able to:
• Develop a risk management plan which includes a detailed stakeholder analysis, explanation of the risk context, critical success factors, identified and analysed risks, and treatments for prioritised risks
• Record details of monitoring arrangements for risk management plan and an evaluation of the risk management plan’s efficacy in treating risks• Provide knowledge of relevant legislation, codes of practice and national standards
Details of Learning Activities
You will participate in a variety of learning activities. They include the following:
In class activities:
• Role plays
• Class discussions
• Group work
• Oral and written questioning
Out of class activities:
• Case studies
• Role plays
• Audio/visual presentations
Session One: Introduction and overview of subject and assessment tasks
Session Two: Risk Management Process-part 1
Session Three: Risk Management Process-part 2
Session Four: Risk Management Process-part 3 & online knowledge Test 1
Session Five: Communicating & Consulting
Session Six: Public Safety & Civil Risk Management
Session Seven: Homeland Security
Session Eight: Terrorism & online knowledge Test 2
Semester Break-no classes Monday 1st September-Friday 5th September
Session Nine: Field Visit Monday 8th September (No class for 2B) or Thursday 11th September as field visit replaces classes.
Session Ten: Legal Risk Management (Corporate risk)
Session Eleven: Cybercrime
Session Twelve: Global Risk Management
Session Thirteen: Disasters & Enviro Justice
Session Fourteen: Risk Management strategies & Knowledge Test 3
Session Fifteen: Risk Management monitoring and evaluation
Session Sixteen: Project based activity
Session Seventeen: Group Presentations
Session Eighteen: Group Presentations
*The teaching schedule outlined above is subject to change depending on your assimilation of knowledge and skills of the subject matter, and on changes to legislation as well as unforeseen circumstances.
Attendance in this VET Justice Course is to help you develop a self-directed, professional attitude and to maximize your educational vocational opportunities and practical skills. Regular class attendance provides fundamental educational value and offers the most effective means for you to gain knowledge and skills of the concepts of the justice environment. Lack of regular attendance and participation may compromise your performance in the course and achieving the final outcome.
RMIT library has an extensive collection of associated texts related to Australian Standards, risk management and topic specific references. Some are listed below, however students are expected to conduct independent research.
Overview of Assessment
Assessments may incorporate a variety of methods including role plays, observations, lectures, tutorials, class discussion, reports, group/individual training workshops, and audio-visual presentations.
All assessment tasks are based on the requirements of the performance criteria, range statements and the assessment guidelines of the course.
There are 3 assessable tasks in this subject, as follows:
1. Progressive knowledge tests (Formative assessments)
These knowledge tests require you to progressively demonstrate knowledge confirming that you have an understanding of how to apply risk management principles and guidelines in a global organisational and justice context
To be completed weeks 4, 8 &14.
Note: all progressive knowledge tests and skills presentations are to be satisfactorily completed to achieve a graded result for the subject.
2. Excursion: Field visit & Risk Management Report (50%) (Summative assessment)
Students will be given a case scenario to investigate and report on. Students are to develop a risk management report and explain in depth the relevance of each of the stages of the risk management process pertinent to the case scenario.
You will be given one of the following case scenarios:
• Bomb threat has been phoned in, with a notification of a unaccompanied backpack been left on the campus, containing home-made bomb
• Blockade entrance to the campus, by an ethnic group rioting over comments made on social media by a fellow student, referring to overseas students in a derogatory manner.
• Sexual assaults of three RMIT students on the campus; 2 in car parks, 1 in the library
You must present your plan as a 2000 word report, supported by a minimum of 6 referenced resources. Due Week 11 Friday 26th September.
3. Global Risk Research and Presentation (50%) (Summative assessment)
Students are to research an international incident, where extensive coverage by the media (newspaper, news coverage, magazine articles).
A further detailed outline of the assessment and submission requirements will be handed out in the second week of the course, as well as posted on Blackboard. Marking criteria is attached.
Outline a global risk. The incident may be within the last two years and the risk management of that incident has been questioned.
In groups of 3-4, students are to present the chosen topic to the class in a 15 minute presentation. A written submission (powerpoint presentation or group journal notes) is to accompany the presentation.
Marks will be awarded on an individual basis as well as a collective group mark. The final grade will be the combination of Individual
Presentations will be conducted Week 17 & 18
All of the above assessment tasks must be completed satisfactorily to attain a graded result
Comprehensive assessment outlines will be issued and discussed with students in class/and or through Blackboard in Week 1 of the course
The assessments have been designed to cover all Learning Outcomes and will be graded in accordance with RMIT’s Mark Table which is as follows:
CHD=Competent with High Distinction
CDI=Competent with Distinction
CC=Competent with Credit
CAG=Competency Achieved - Graded
NYC=Not Yet Competent
DNS=Did not Submit for Assessment
Grades which apply to course delivered in accordance with competency-based assessment (not-graded)
NYC=Not Yet Competent
DNS=Did Not Submit For Assessment
All written work must adhere to the following criteria:
1. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
2. It is expected that all submitted work will be well written, with clear and consistent grammar, expression and punctuation. It must be well structured and cogently address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical, ordered and organised manner
3. The concepts must be well defined and demonstrate a critical analysis of the chosen topic
4. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research
5. In-text references must follow the APA style of referencing. In addition, you must provide a bibliography with correct and comprehensive details in relation to texts, articles, research reports and other sources that you have used
6. Double or 1.5 spacing and a font size of 10-12 must be used in either Arial or Times Roman. Do not submit double paged assessments.
In accordance with RMIT policy, you may apply for an extension where there have been unexpected or extenuating circumstances, e.g.
• Hospital admission, serious injury, severe asthma, severe anxiety or depression. This does not include minor illness such as a cold, period pain or hay fever.
• Loss or bereavement – e.g. death of a close family member, family/relationship breakdown.
• Hardship/trauma – e.g. victim of crime, sudden loss of income or employment, severe disruption to domestic arrangements.
You must keep a copy of their assessment until the graded submission has been returned or marks have been posted.
All email communications will be sent to your RMIT student email address.
Applying for an Extension
Extension of time for assessment tasks may be granted where circumstances beyond your control prevent submission by the published due date. An application for extension of time must be lodged with your tutor or the course coordinator as early as possible, and no later than one working day before the due date for submission.
You can apply for extension using the University’s Extension Application Form – http://mams.rmit.edu.au/seca86tti4g4z.pdf – or by emailing your course coordinator or tutor directly.
An extension of up to seven calendar days may be granted if good reason can be demonstrated. Include supporting evidence (such as medical certificates) with your application.
Extensions beyond seven calendar days cannot be granted by course coordinators, tutors or the School. To apply for an extension of time greater than seven calendar days you must lodge an application for Special Consideration.
Applying for Special Consideration
If you are seeking an extension of more than seven calendar days (from the original due date) you must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form, preferably prior to, but no later than two working days after the official due date. Late applications will only be accepted in exceptional circumstances. For information about Special Consideration and how to apply, see: http://www.rmit.edu.au/students/specialconsideration
Penalties for Late Submission
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, late submission will be penalised as follows:
Assessment tasks submitted after the due date of submission shall receive a penalty of five per cent of the grades available for that assessment per day for each working day late.
No assessment task shall be accepted more than three weeks after the due date.
If you believe your assessment result or final result is wrong please contact the course coordinator and provide the reason why you think your result is incorrect. Valid reasons for seeking a review of results include:
• You believe an error has occurred in the calculation of the grade; or,
• You believe the assessment did not comply with criteria published in the Course Guide; or,
• You believe the assessment did not comply with University Policies on Assessment (i.e. an error in process has occurred).
• Full details of the procedure (including appeals procedure) can be located at this RMIT site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/policies/academic#assessment
Academic integrity means honesty and responsibility in scholarship through respecting the work of others whilst having the freedom to build new insights, new knowledge and ideas. RMIT University upholds the values of academic integrity as fundamental to the scholarship undertaken by all members of its community. Whenever you refer to another person’s research or ideas (either by directly quoting or paraphrasing them) you must acknowledge your source.
If you are even in doubt about how to properly cite a reference, consult your lecturer or the academic integrity website: http://www.rmit.edu.au/academicintegrity
The RMIT library provides tools to assist with your referencing http://www.rmit.edu.au/library/info-trek/referencing
Plagiarism and Collusion
Plagiarism and collusion constitute extremely serious academic misconduct, and are forms of cheating. You are reminded that cheating, whether by fabrication, falsification of data, or plagiarism, is an offence subject to University disciplinary procedures. Plagiarism is the presentation of the work, idea or creation of another person as though it is your own. It is a form of cheating and is a very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. Plagiarised material can be drawn from, and presented in, written, graphic and visual form, including electronic data, and oral presentations. Plagiarism occurs when the origin of the material used is not appropriately cited. Plagiarism is not acceptable.
Examples of plagiarism include:
• Copying sentences or paragraphs word-for-word from one or more sources, whether published or unpublished, which could include but is not limited to books, journals, reports, theses, websites, conference papers, course notes, etc. without proper citation;
• Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
• Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
• Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
• Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
• Copying a whole or any part of another student’s work; and
• Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
• Enabling Plagiarism: the act of assisting or allowing another person to plagiarise or to copy your own work is also an offence.
For further information, please see the RMIT Plagiarism Policy – http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=sg4yfqzod48g1 – and the RMIT Student Discipline Statute and Regulations - http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=11jgnnjgg70y
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
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