Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2015

Course Code: BUSM7907C

Course Title: Apply project risk-management techniques

School: 320T Architecture & 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

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

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 progress and future activity for the purpose of identifying 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 the risk-management plan and delegated authority
2.5 Contribute to the 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 the 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 the ongoing review of project outcomes to determine the 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 Tests


Studio sessions

Teaching Schedule

1 16  March                                    LectureCourse Overview and Introduction                                                                                  
2 23  March                                              LectureElements of a Business Plan / Risk management 
3 30  MarchNo Session  Ensure groups selected for project and posted on blackboard
4  13 AprilNo Session ESP speed dating session 
5 20 April Lecture Relevant legislation and Business Operations 
6  27 April On Line Refer to Blackboard

Assessment 1
Assessment 2 Due May 1

7  4 May Lecture Risk Register Assessment 3
8 11 MayLecture Develop strategies for minimising risk 
9 18 May No Session  Develop Risk register
10  25 May Lecture Course SummarySubmit Risk register/ Business Plan Due

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other 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

On line Test 50%

Risk in Business Risk application 20%

Risk register 30%

Assessment Matrix

Refer to Blckboard

Other Information

Academic Progress:
At the end of each academic period individual student progress will be reviewed by the Student Academic Progress Review Committee and students will be advised of their eligibility for progression.

Student Charter:
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Student Responsibilities:
In undertaking this course students are required to be responsible for:
•The time management of the course work in order to complete all work requirements satisfactorily and on time.
•RMIT encourages students to attend all scheduled classes to optimise academic success.
•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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Special Consideration:
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Assessment Principals:
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Employability skills:
Employability skills describe non-technical skills and competencies that are an important part of effective and successful 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 Technology.

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