This unit describes the 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. It applies to individuals who are project practitioners working in a project support role.

Unit details

Study level:
Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - assist others in identifying and prioritising potential risks and developing risk-management strategies, plans and reporting mechanisms; - apply, monitor and review risk-control measures, including contingency measures to mitigate risks, and; - evaluate, review and report on risk-management processes and make recommendations for future improvements.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - identify tools to help determine potential risks for a specific project; - explain strategies for managing project risks and their application in different situations, and; - explain the importance of risk-contingency measures.

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