This unit describes skills and knowledge required to manage risks in a range of contexts across an organisation or for a specific business unit or area in any industry setting.
It applies to individuals who are working in positions of authority and are approved to implement change across the organisation, business unit, program or project area. They may or may not have responsibility for directly supervising others.
No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.
Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element.
1.1 Review organisational processes, procedures and requirements for undertaking risk management in accordance with current risk management standards
1.2 Determine scope for risk management process
1.3 Identify internal and external stakeholders and their issues
1.4 Review political, economic, social, legal, technological and policy context
1.5 Review strengths and weaknesses of existing arrangements
1.6 Document critical success factors, goals or objectives for area included in scope
1.7 Obtain support for risk management activities
1.8 Communicate with relevant parties about the risk management process and invite participation
2.1 Invite relevant parties to assist in the identification of risks
2.2 Research risks that may apply to scope
2.3 Use tools and techniques to generate a list of risks that apply to the scope, in consultation with relevant parties
3.1 Assess likelihood of risks occurring
3.2 Assess impact or consequence if risks occur
3.3 Evaluate and prioritise risks for treatment
4.1 Determine and select most appropriate options for treating risks
4.2 Develop an action plan for implementing risk treatment
4.3 Communicate risk management processes to relevant parties
4.4 Ensure all documentation is in order and appropriately stored
4.5 Implement and monitor action plan
4.6 Evaluate risk management process
About This Course
Evidence of the ability to:
- analyse information from a range of sources to identify the scope and context of the risk management process including:
- stakeholder analysis
- political, economic, social, legal, technological and policy context
- current arrangements
- objectives and critical success factors for the area included in scope
- risks that may apply to scope
- consult and communicate with relevant stakeholders to identify and assess risks, determine appropriate risk treatment actions and priorities and explain the risk management processes
- develop and implement an action plan to treat risks
- monitor and evaluate the action plan and risk management process
- maintain documentation.
Note: If a specific volume or frequency is not stated, then evidence must be provided at least once.
To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, the individual must:
- outline the purpose and key elements of current risk management standards
- outline the legislative and regulatory context of the organisation in relation to risk management
- outline organisational policies, procedures and processes for risk management.
Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the regulation, licensing and risk – risk management field of work and include access to:
- relevant legislation, regulations, standards and codes
- relevant workplace documentation and resources
- case studies and, where possible, real situations
- interaction with others.
Assessors must satisfy NVR/AQTF assessor requirements.