Course Title: Manage risk
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2017
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
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
• Review organisational processes, procedures and requirements for undertaking risk management • Determine scope for risk management process • Identify internal and external stakeholders and their issues • Review political, economic, social, legal, technological and policy context • Review strengths and weaknesses of existing arrangements • Document critical success factors, goals or objectives for area included in scope • Obtain support for risk management activities • Communicate with relevant parties about the risk management process and invite participation
2. Identify risks
• Invite relevant parties to assist in the identification of risks • Research risks that may apply to scope • Use tools and techniques to generate a list of risks that apply to the scope, in consultation with relevant parties
3. Analyse risks
• Assess likelihood of risks occurring • Assess impact or consequence if risks occur • Evaluate and prioritise risks for treatment
4. Select and implement treatments
• Determine and select most appropriate options for treating risks • Develop an action plan for implementing risk treatment • Communicate risk management processes to relevant parties • Ensure all documentation is in order and appropriately stored
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
Students will participate in a variety of learning activities and include:
• Structured online interactions
• Group discussions
• analysis/critique of relevant reading material
• simulated industry engagement activities
• independent project based work
• ‘Workshopping’ of student projects including peer/lecture feedback.
This course is delivered online throughout a school semester the teaching schedule includes four modules;
- Introduction to risk management and the standards
- Establishing the context
- Identify risks
- Analyse and treat risks
Monitor, document and communicate
- Victorian Government- Risk Management
- Risk management- Offender Management Framework
Mid-Semester Break- 29th August-4th September
NOTE: While your teacher will cover all the material in this schedule, the order is subject to change depending on class needs and availability of speakers and resources.
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain competency.
You are expected to attend all scheduled classes and some classes will have sessions that are compulsory to attend (please see individual course guides). If you cannot attend a class you should advise your RMIT Educator, as RMIT monitors all student attendance.
As a student, competency is demonstrated through both knowledge and practical skills relevant to the course content and within the classroom environment. Engagement with educators and other students is critical to you maximising learning opportunities and achieving satisfactory results. Participation in classroom discussion and activities will allow educators to apply observational assessment during role-plays, exercises and assignments and provide you with feedback.
Absence from class can seriously limit your ability to pass or achieve good results. You may be asked to attend a meeting to explain more than three absences from a subject and enter into a negotiated plan of action with your Educator. This meeting is recommended as an early intervention approach that may possibly identify any underlying issues which may be affecting your attendance and identify support that RMIT may be able to give you.
Clearly, non-attendance at an assessment will result in failure of that assessment. If your academic progress is reviewed, a good class attendance may be helpful in showing evidence of your commitment to your studies in Justice.
There is no prescribed text for this course.
All readings and other resources necessary for this course will be available through Blackboard.
GUSS Skills Central (http://gussskillscentral.edu.au/) is a site developed specifically for students in the School of Global, Urban and Social Studies at RMIT. It provides links to a range of resources for supporting student work on assessments and negotiating university studies more generally
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.
There are 3 supervised assessable tasks, as follows:
1. Online formative Knowledge assessment tasks (Ungraded)
- Three online tests
- 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.
- Students are required to achieve a minimum of 50% for each test to be seen as competent
All three online knowledge tests are to be completed online in blackboard no later than;
Monday 4th September 8.00pm.
Note: all progressive knowledge tests and skills presentations are to be satisfactorily completed to achieve a graded result for the subject.
2. Online discussion topics (graded 40%) x 4 (10% each)
These four structured online activities will be uploaded and posted into blackboard with students required to read and research resources and respond to all four postings, minimum word count of 250 words for each posting.
All four discussion topics are to be completed and uploaded into blackboard no later than;
Monday 4th September 8.00pm
3. Documented Risk Management Report (60%)
Students will attend the RMIT Bundoora Campus for a simulated workplace activity on an emergency and risk management 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
• Sexual assault on campus
You must submit your assigned report as a 2500 word report, supported by a minimum of 6 referenced resources.
This assessment task is to be submitted and uploaded into blackboard no later than; Monday 6th November 8:00pm
This is available via MyRMIT/Studies
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)
CA Competency Achieved
NYC Not Yet Competent
DNS Did Not Submit For Assessment
Any due date for any assignment is to be considered a deadline. You can submit work at any time prior to the submission date, but it must be into the Administration office by close of business (5pm) of the day the submission is due.
As a student of the Justice VE program, it is expected that you adhere to the following criteria regarding essays/research/reports;
1. For ADVANCED DIPLOMA each written assessment task/s – up to 2500 words, 6 academic references and ONE in-text citation per paragraph.
2. A paragraph is usually between 200 – 250 words.
3. A sentence is usually between 20 - 25 words.
4. American Psychological Association (APA) Referencing Style is the EXPECTED referencing style for the school of Criminal Justice (VE).
5. We highly recommend that all students download a copy of the APA Referencing Guide which is available on the Blackboard or purchase a Pocket Guide to APA style from the campus bookshop.
6. APA Referencing system is to be used and all in-text citations must be recorded according to APA standards.
7. An academic reference is a scholarly source (journal articles that are peer reviewed, a published book, an approved government or organisation website etc.).
8. Written reports, research projects or essays are to demonstrate an understanding of the concepts and familiarity with the prescribed or negotiated topics
9. 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 address the issues raised in the chosen topic in a logical ordered and organised manner.
10. Written submissions must demonstrate appropriate preparation, reading and research.
11. 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.
12. All assignments to be submitted via the Drop Box (Building 37, level 2) and submitted via email to the Advanced Diploma email address to verify submission email@example.com. Assessments must be submitted by 5pm (close of business).
13. Written assessments will also be submitted with a Turnitin Report attached (as instructed by your Educator).
Please refer to the RMIT student page for extensive information about study support, assessment, extensions, appeals and a range of other matters: rmit.edu.au/students.
Cover Sheet for Submissions
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of implications of plagiarism.
Please refer to the following link for on-line submission statements;
Cover sheets do NOT form part of your word limit for written assessment tasks.
The submission of assessments on the due date is the responsibility solely of the student. Students should not leave assignment preparation until the last minute and must plan their workloads so as to be able to meet advertised or notified deadlines.
If you have not been granted an extension or special consideration, you need to submit any work that has been completed on the due date.
The penalty for assignments submitted late will be 10% of the maximum mark per day late or part thereof.
Weekends and holidays will attract the same penalty as weekdays.
Assignments that are late by 7 days or more will not be marked and will be awarded zero.
It is strongly advised that you attend all sessions in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
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. Speak with your teacher or course coordinator regarding applying for an extension.
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:
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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
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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:
1. 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;
2. Closely paraphrasing sentences, paragraphs, ideas or themes without proper citation;
3. Piecing together text from one or more sources and adding only linking sentences;
4. Copying or submitting whole or parts of computer files without acknowledging their source;
5. Copying designs or works of art and submitting them as your original work;
6. Copying a whole or any part of another student's work; and
7. Submitting work as your own that someone else has done for you.
8. 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 Conduct Regulations – http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=r7a7an6qug93
The originality verification software Turnitin may be used in this course. For details, see: http://www.turnitin.com
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Most issues are resolved at the local level and you are encouraged to take steps to resolve your issue locally. The student complaint procedure details steps to take if your problem is not resolved or you believe the response you received is unreasonable.
Student Complaints Policy: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/policies/studentcomplaintspolicy
Student complaints Procedure: http://www1.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=i1lexipvjt22
Student Complaints Form: http://mams.rmit.edu.au/v4ujvmyojugxz.pdf
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