The Risk Management Spectrum

PRM60003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent


Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

More teaching periods
Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

10 Jul 23 - 8 Oct 23

31 Oct 23

Last self enrolment:
23 Jul 23

4 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
25 Aug 23

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to critically analyse and synthesise conventional and disruptive frameworks for assessing risk and its significance for achieving strategic objectives. Students will be encouraged to consider exploiting uncertainty for success rather than the predominant view of what can go wrong. This will involve exploring how organisations need to adapt, restructure, organise, communicate, and recruit differently. Real, field-based case studies of projects implemented within complex operating environments will be evaluated and students will have the opportunity to solve challenges presented by industry.
Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Develop a critical understanding of conventional and disruptive risk frameworks
2. Demonstrate a coherent knowledge of the various types of risk to business continuity in the context of an increasingly interconnected, highly networked world
3. Communicate effectively to internal and external stakeholders as a professional and function as an effective team member or leader
4. Research, design and implement non-linear problem-solving methodologies using general strategic risk assessments
5. Critically analyse, synthesise and implement methods of risk adaptation for project management in complex environments