This subject provides you with an overview of the rapid rise of risk management in higher education. Framing this explosion in the broader context of public policy changes and the emergence of the risk society, we will critically examine the concepts and practices of risk management. You will be provided with knowledge and insights into: uncertainty and risk; risk management and the politics of uncertainty and trust; approaches to risk management, including enterprise-wide; strengths and weaknesses of current practices; effective approaches to risk management in tertiary education.
This subject is suitable for leaders and managers in higher education institutes, as well as academics in leadership roles.
You will be involved in context based discussions, so it is highly desirable that you are currently engaged in tertiary education in some way.
- Subject structure
This subject is delivered entirely online. On average, each subject requires 18-22 hours of study per week. However, the time will vary based on individual task management and planning skills, familiarity with the material, reading style and speed.
You can choose to undertake either the non-assessed or assessed mode.
In the non-assessed mode, you will undertake and finish the compulsory components only. These are made up of four discussion board tasks and three webinars held at set times.
In the assessed mode, you first undertake and finish the compulsory components, i.e. the four discussion board tasks and three webinars held at set times. You then submit a 3000-word essay at the end of the subject.
If you successfully complete the assessed mode, you gain 12.5 credit points which will be credited towards our Master of Tertiary Education (Management) or Graduate Certificate programs.
Please contact us if you would like more information about how this matriculation process works.
- Subject code and dates
Subject code: MGMT90220
Dates: 5 February – 1 April 2018
- Entry requirements
To satisfy our entry requirements you will need to have an undergraduate degree and be currently employed in the tertiary education sector.
- Fees and scholarships
The cost of studying this subject is:
Assessed mode: A$4,180
Non-assessed mode: A$3,352
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Fees include course materials, but do not include text books (if applicable).
There are many subsidies and scholarships awarded by the University, based on a variety of criteria. Find out more about our scholarships.
- Learning outcomes
On completion, you should understand:
- The background and drivers for the emergence of risk management;
- Concepts and models of risk management;
- Different modalities of risk management in a tertiary education context;
- How to assess the effectiveness and efficiency of practices and design alternative approaches;
- The links between governance and risk management at an institutional level.
How to apply
To apply for this subject or find out more, please head to the dedicated professional development single subject page.