Course Title: Manage Risk
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term2 2010
Course Code: BUSM7807C
Course Title: Manage Risk
School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng
Campus: City Campus
Program: C6077 - Advanced Diploma of Justice
Course Contact : Anthony Trevan
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254512
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Ms Melissa Brown
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
There are no pre-requisites
This course covers the development, implementation and evaluation of a risk management plan for the organisation. It incorporates an assessment of all potential risks facing the organisation and the development of strategies and plans to mitigate all risk situations through elimination, isolation or protection
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
BSBMGT609A Manage Risk
1. Develop risk management plan
1.1 Strategic position and policy on risk management are analysed and interpreted.
2. Implement risk management plan
2.1 Monitoring of activities to identify potential risk is undertaken continuously.
3. Evaluate risk management plan
3.1 Procedures are in place to review risk management activities regularly
Details of Learning Activities
Students will participate in a variety of teaching methods including: lectures, tutorials, class discussion, seminar presentations, group/individual work on projects, audio-visual presentations, field excursions where applicable, on site visits, and interaction with individuals and groups within the criminal justice area .
Week One: Introduction and Overview of Subject:
Week Two: Risk Management Process-pt.1
Week Three: Risk Management Process-pt.2
Week Four: Risk Management Process-pt.3
Week Five: Speaker (TBC)
Week Six: Public Safety & Civil Risk Management
Week Seven: Homeland Security
Week Eight: Excursion (TBC)
Semester Break-no classes
Week Nine: Exam
Week Ten: Terrorism
Week Eleven: Cybercrime; Speaker (TBC)
Week Twelve: Ethics in Risk Management; Legal Risk Management
Week Thirteen: no class
Week Fourteen: Group Presentations
Week Fifteen: Family Violence
Week Sixteen: Global Risk Management
Week Seventeen: Natural v. Man-made Disasters
Week Eighteen: Subject review
There is no prescribed text, however RMIT library has an extensive collection of associated texts and electronic resources 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 will incorporate a variety of method’s including exams, class participation, research tasks and essays.
There are 5 assessment tasks in this subject, as follows:
1. Participation in Class Discussions (15%). Students are expected to prepare for and attend all classes, and to actively participate in class and on-line discussions. This portion of the final grade will be based upon the student’s critical engagement with the subject matter and readings, as demonstrated in the quality and quantity of their involvement in class discussions and debates. No marks are awarded simply for attendance; however as absence clearly precludes participation, it must be expected that consistent absences will impact upon the overall course grade. (Assesses all elements)
2. Excursion: Tarrengower Prison (25%) (TBC)
Further details closer to the date will be posted and/or announced. Due Week 14
3. Investigative Report (25%) Students will be given a case scenario to investigate and report. Students are to develop a risk management plan and explain in depth the relevance of each of the stages of the risk management process pertinent to the case scenario. You are to choose one of six presented case scenarios.
The case scenarios and relevant questions will be posted on the Learning Hub or handed out in class. Assesses all elements.
You must present your findings as a 2000 word report, supported by a minimum of 6 referenced resources (maximum of 3 similar resources will be accepted).Due Week 18.
4. Homework: Week 13-14
Newspaper Article(s) Research (10%)
Students are to research international newspapers, to choose a current risk management topic of that week. In groups of 3-4, students are to present the chosen topic to the class in a 15 minute presentation in Week 14. A copy of the newspaper article(s) relevant to your group’s topic is/are to be included with a copy of a written submission.
Marks will be awarded on an individual basis as well as a collective group mark. Individual (5%), Group (5%)
5. Exam (25%). A closed book exam will be conducted in class in Week 9. Consisting of multiple-choice questions, the exam will be based on the materials on the Learning Hub, in class notes, and handouts. The exam will run for up to 2 hours. Assesses all elements. Conducted in class in Week 9.
NOTE: All of the above assessment tasks must be completed satisfactorily
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