Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6136 Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

Portfolio: DSC Portfolio Office

Nominal Hours: 40

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


320T Architecture & Design


Term1 2015,
Term1 2017

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to assist with aspects of risk management in a project. It specifically involves planning for, controlling and reviewing risks associated with the project, and assisting in this process where required.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Year One and Two completion

National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG415A Apply project risk-management techniques


1. Assist with risk analysis and planning

2. Perform risk-control activities

3. Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes

Learning Outcomes

This unit applies to a project practitioner working in a project support role.

The individual may be operating in a large or small organisation and applying skills in the context of enterprise projects.

The project practitioner may be part of a project team under the direction of a project manager, or may work as part of a smaller scale self-directed team.

This unit has generic application to a range of industries and organisations and a range of projects, from simple to complex.

In the context of this unit a project is defined as involving:

• a practical and comprehensive project plan
• a documented communications strategy
• a detailed project budget
• strategic engagement with stakeholders
• a risk, issues and change-management methodology
• a quality plan with assurance and control processes
• a supportive team-based environment.

Overview of Assessment

This unit of competency could be assessed in the
workplace or a close simulation of the workplace
environment, provided that simulated or project-based
assessment techniques replicate building design
workplace conditions, materials, activities,
responsibilities and procedures.
Holistic or project-based assessment with other related
units is recommended.