Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2019

Course Code: BUSM7907C

Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

Important Information:

Students are to read this document to ensure that all completed assessment tasks comply with the listed learning elements and performance criteria.

School: 320T Architecture & Urban Design

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6136 - Advanced Diploma of Building Design (Architectural)

Course Contact: Catherine Ciavarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4819

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Paul Farina

Nominal Hours: 40

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Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Year One and Two completion

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.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG415A Apply project risk-management techniques


1. Assist with risk analysis and planning

Performance Criteria:

1.1 Contribute to identifying and prioritising potential risks throughout the project life cycle, using established risk-analysis methods, techniques and tools 1.2 Contribute to developing risk management strategies and risk management plans according to established guidelines 1.3 Contribute to developing and implementing risk-reporting mechanisms


2. Perform risk-control activities

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Monitor risks according to agreed project and risk management plans and advise project manager of changing circumstances 2.2 Regularly review current and proposed activities to identify potential and actual risks and opportunities 2.3 Contribute to implementing agreed risk management approaches and amending plans to reflect the changing environment 2.4 Contribute to corrective action on risks according to risk management plan and delegated authority 2.5 Contribute to review of contingency plans on an ongoing basis and, where required, ensure tasks allocated to individuals and/or team are clarified with the project manager before implementation 2.6 Apply and monitor risk-contingency measures according to risk management plan 2.7 Identify and report opportunities in the same way as risks


3. Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes

Performance Criteria:

3.1 Contribute to ongoing review of project outcomes to determine effectiveness of risk management activities by accessing project risk records and other available information 3.2 Report risk management issues and responses to others for lessons learned or application to future projects

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.

Details of Learning Activities



On Line

Teaching Schedule






No sessions




Course overview and introduction


Why manage project risks?




On Line group discussions




Element 1. Assist with risk analysis and planning



Element 1

Risk-management strategies and plans

  (Small business proposal for Undertake small business planning submission)



Element 2. Perform risk-control activities

Monitor risks

Risk-management approaches

Delegate authority

  (Online Quiz 1 for Undertake small business planning)



Element 2

Risk-contingency measures


Element 3. Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes

(risk records and issues)



No session

Work on assessments

Discussion board help available

  Submit Assessment Feasibility Study for Undertake small business planning



Work on assessments

Discussion board help available

Submit Assessment Task 1 Online Quiz 1

Mid-semester Break



Work on assessments

Discussion board help available

Submit Assessment Task 1 Online Quiz 2



Element 3. Contribute to assessing risk-management outcomes



No session

Work on assessments

Discussion board help available

Submit Assessment 1 Online Quiz 3



Course review Elements 1-3


Submit Assessment 1 Online Quiz 4




Submit Assessment 2 - Project Risk Management Plan

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems and access to specialised facilities and relevant software. You will also have access to the library resources.

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.

Assessment Tasks

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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

Assessment Matrix

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Other Information

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  • The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
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  • To ascertain what content or assessment has been missed, and gather the information prior to next class.
  • To be proactive in mastering the academic material of the course by challenging, questioning and extending
  • course outcomes.
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of a non-disruptive and scholastic attitude in the learning environment.
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Employability skills:
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participation in the workplace.The following Employability Skills are an inherent part of this course:
Communication, Teamwork, Problem solving, Initiative and enterprise, Planning and organising, Self management, Learning and


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