Risk Management in Natural Environments

    Unit code: SOL3003 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    SOL1001 - Natural Environments 1; and
    SOL1002 - Safety in Natural Environments
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit provides students with knowledge and theory concerning risk management for individuals and groups in natural environments. Students will consider the natural environment and context specific development and interpretation of appropriate organisational policy, law, legal liability, industry accreditation and certification. Risk management theory will be applied to the development of professional ethics in this context.

    Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

    1. Scrutinise industry standard risk management processes for Natural Environments;
    2. Substantiate professional knowledge surrounding risk, duty of care and legal liability;
    3. Develop risk management plans to provide for the safety and well-being of individuals and groups in natural environments; and,
    4. Analyse industry applicable scenarios for risk and safety application for specific user groups.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Due to risk management and professional/industry requirements to demonstrate knowledge and skill within both simulated and workplace environments, graded attendance and hurdle tasks apply to laboratory work and practicums.

    Assessment type: Test
    Grade: 15%
    Online test - Risk, Duty of Care, Legal liability
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 25%
    Industry Standards Report
    Assessment type: Case Study
    Grade: 20%
    Hazard Identification Risk Assessment Case Study
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 40%
    Report on Industry Applicable Risk Management Scenarios

    Required reading

    Risk Management in the Outdoors: A whole of organisation approach for education, sport and recreation.
    Dickson, T. J., & Gray, T. L., (2012)| Cambridge University Press, United Kingdom

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