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.
For more information, check the Handbook.
- 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.
- Entry requirements
To satisfy our entry requirements you will need to have an undergraduate degree and be currently employed in the tertiary education sector.
For further enquiries please contact the Melbourne School of Professional and Continuing Education.
- Subject fees
Assessed mode: A$4,264
Non-assessed mode: A$3,416
Course fees are the same for both domestic and international students. For more information about modes of study, refer to Single subject study.
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