Course Title: Manage project risk

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2020

Course Code: BUSM6372C

Course Title: Manage project risk

School: 174T School of VE Engineering, Health & Science

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5256 - Diploma of Building and Construction (Building)

Course Contact: Program Manager

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 4338

Course Contact Email:

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Course Coordinator

Partha Halder
Phone: +613 9925 4503

Appointment by email

Ahmet Ertuncay
Program Manager

Phone: 0476 250 015

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.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites


Course Description

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage risk within a project to avoid adverse effects on project outcomes. It covers determining, monitoring and controlling project risks, and assessing risk management outcomes. No licensing, legislative, regulatory or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of endorsement.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBPMG508A Manage project risk


1. Determine project risks

Performance Criteria:

1.1. Identify, document and analyse risks , in consultation with stakeholders and higher project authority, as the basis for risk planning

1.2. Use established risk management techniques and tools , within delegated authority , to analyse risks, assess options and recommend preferred risk approaches

1.3. Develop risk management plans, secure agreement of stakeholders and communicate plans to ensure clarity of understanding and ongoing management of risk factors

1.4. Establish designated risk management processes and procedures  to enable effective management and communication of risk events, responses and results


2. Monitor and control project risks

Performance Criteria:

2.1. Manage project in accordance with established project and risk management plans to ensure a common approach to the achievement of objectives

2.2. Monitor progress against project plans to identify variances and recommend responses  to a higher project authority for remedial action

2.3. Implement agreed risk responses and modify plans to reflect changing project objectives in an environment of uncertainty


3. Assess risk management outcomes

Performance Criteria:

3.1. Review project outcomes to determine effectiveness of risk management processes and procedures

3.2. Identify and document risk issues and recommended improvements, and pass on to higher project authority for application in future projects

Learning Outcomes

Refer to elements.

Details of Learning Activities

Students will learn through a number of planned activities (face to face classes, simulated workplace learning, online learning via CANVAS and other forms of structured teaching and learning). Students will be observed and assessed through their planned activities throughout the duration of the course.

Teaching Schedule

Lesson 1 Introduction/ Overview of Competency/ Establishing Context (Internal - External)

Lesson 2 Risk Identification Strategies / Categories

Lesson 3  Risk Analysis and Risk Assessment (Likelihood & Consequences)

Lesson 4 Risk Implementation (Risk Register/ Risk Control / Risk Monitoring & Treatment)

Lesson 5 Implementing improvements and managing change

Lesson 6 Risk Plan Review

Lesson 7 Implementation of changes in the work place and Presentations of Risk Management Plan

Lesson 8 Test (Risk Management Knowledge Questions)


Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

AS/NZS ISO 13001: 2018 Risk Management - Principles and guidelines

Overview of Assessment

Assessment will incorporate a variety of methods including written,oral, practical tasks and activities. You will be asked to personally demonstrate to your teacher/assessor the practical skills gained during this course to the relevant industry standards. Assessment activities will occur throughout this course and feedback will be provided at regular intervals.

Assessment Tasks

Students must pass each of the following assessment tasks to demonstrate competent.


Assessment 1

Risk Management Plan

Assessment 2

Manage Risk Review

Assessment 3

Risk Management Knowledge Questions

These tasks assesses the following Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):

Assessment Mapping Matrix

ment / Performance Criteria Covered Assessment 1 Assessment 2 Assessment 3
1.1  X    
1.2  X    
1.3  X    
1.4  X    
2.1 X  X  
2.2    X  
2.3    X  
3.1    X  
3.2    X  

To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Tasks
To be deemed competent you must demonstrate an understanding of all aspects required of the competency. Assessment methods have been designed to measure your achievement of each competency in a flexible manner over multiple tasks.

In Class Activities (Portfolio) Non Assessed – Handed out (or via Canvas) in each class from Lesson 1 to 6.
Due at the end of each class and will contribute to your portfolio. Will include direct observation and questioning
Due - Lesson 1 to 6
Oral presentation of the Risk Management Plan Due week 7.

Assessment 1 – Create a Risk Management Plan Handout – Lesson 1
- Risk Identification/ Categories, Risk Analysis / Evaluation, Risk Control / Monitoring, Risk Treatment, Risk Review
Due - Lesson 7

Assessment 2 – Review of Risk Management Plan Handout - Lesson 1
- Implementation of Risk Management Plan Improvements - Review.
Due - Lesson 7

Assessment 3 – Risk Management Knowledge Questions

Assessment Matrix


Assessment Mapping Matrix

Element / Performance Criteria Covered










Assessment 1










Assessment 2








Assessment 3







To be deemed competent, student must achieve satisfactory (S) results in all Three (3) assessments.  This course is graded as Competent or Not Yet Competent

Other Information

Credit Transfer and/or Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):
You may be eligible for credit towards courses in your program if you have already met the learning/competency outcomes through previous learning and/or industry experience. To be eligible for credit towards a course, you must demonstrate that you have already completed learning and/or gained industry experience that is:

  • Relevant
    •   Current
    •   Satisfies the learning/competency outcomes of the course

Please refer to to find more information about credit transfer and RPL.

Study and learning Support: 

Study and Learning Centre (SLC) provides free learning and academic development advice to you. 
Services offered by SLC to support your numeracy and literacy skills are: 

assignment writing, thesis writing and study skills advice 
maths and science developmental support and advice 
English language development 

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Equitable Learning Services (ELS):

If you are suffering from long-term medical condition or disability, you should contact Equitable Learning Services (ELS) to seek advice and support to complete your studies.
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Late submission: 

If you require an Extension of Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) for 7 calendar days or less (from the original due date) and have valid reasons, you must complete and lodge an Application for Extension of Submittable Work (7 Calendar Days or less) form and lodge it with the Senior Educator/ Program Manager. 
The application must be lodged no later than one working day before the official due date. You will be notified within no more than 2 working days of the date of lodgment as to whether the extension has been granted. 
If you seek an Extension of Submittable Work for more than 7 calendar days (from the original due date) must lodge an Application for Special Consideration form under the provisions of the Special Consideration Policy, preferably prior to, but no later than 2 working days after the official due date. 

Submittable Work (assignments, reports or project work etc.) submitted late without approval of an extension will not be accepted or marked. 

Special consideration: 

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Plagiarism is a form of cheating and it is very serious academic offence that may lead to expulsion from the University. 

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Other Information: 

All email communications will be sent to your RMIT email address and you must regularly check your RMIT emails.

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