Develop risk management systems

Formats and tools

Unit Description
Reconstruct the unit from the xml and display it as an HTML page.
Assessment Tool
an assessor resource that builds a framework for writing an assessment tool
Assessment Template
generate a spreadsheet for marking this unit in a classroom environment. Put student names in the top row and check them off as they demonstrate competenece for each of the unit's elements and performance criteria.
Assessment Matrix
a slightly different format than the assessment template. A spreadsheet with unit names, elements and performance criteria in separate columns. Put assessment names in column headings to track which performance criteria each one covers. Good for ensuring that you've covered every one of the performance criteria with your assessment instrument (all assessement tools together).
Wiki Markup
mark up the unit in a wiki markup codes, ready to copy and paste into a wiki page. The output will work in most wikis but is designed to work particularly well as a Wikiversity learning project.
Evidence Guide
create an evidence guide for workplace assessment and RPL applicants
Competency Mapping Template
Unit of Competency Mapping – Information for Teachers/Assessors – Information for Learners. A template for developing assessments for a unit, which will help you to create valid, fair and reliable assessments for the unit, ready to give to trainers and students
Observation Checklist
create an observation checklist for workplace assessment and RPL applicants. This is similar to the evidence guide above, but a little shorter and friendlier on your printer. You will also need to create a seperate Assessor Marking Guide for guidelines on gathering evidence and a list of key points for each activity observed using the unit's range statement, required skills and evidence required (see the unit's html page for details)

Self Assessment Survey
A form for students to assess thier current skill levels against each of the unit's performance criteria. Cut and paste into a web document or print and distribute in hard copy.
Moodle Outcomes
Create a csv file of the unit's performance criteria to import into a moodle course as outcomes, ready to associate with each of your assignments. Here's a quick 'how to' for importing these into moodle 2.x
Registered Training Organisations
Trying to find someone to train or assess you? This link lists all the RTOs that are currently registered to deliver LGAGCM706A, 'Develop risk management systems'.
Google Links
links to google searches, with filtering in place to maximise the usefulness of the returned results
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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Establish the nature of risk management

1.1. Nature of risk management within local government context is identified and documented, considering council's unique characteristics.

1.2. Structure within which the risk management process will take place is outlined and communicated to stakeholders.

1.3. Criteria against which risks will be evaluated are determined are documented.

1.4. Risk management policy is designed for council operations and communicated to all staff.

2. Identify existing and potential risks

2.1. Potential risk events are identified through extensive consultation with relevant stakeholders and personnel.

2.2. Reports from workplace inspections are used to identify existing and potential risks.

2.3. Relevant statutory and regulatory requirements pertaining to all council functions are identified to determine potential areas of risk for non-compliance.

2.4. All staff members are encouraged to identify and report existing and potential risk events to appropriate stakeholders.

3. Analyse existing and potential risks

3.1. Identified risks are analysed for the likelihood of potential risks occurring and their consequences.

3.2. First aid reports and reports of the incidence of risk are analysed to assist in determining consequences of risk.

3.3. Existing controls or safety mechanisms put in place to reduce likelihood of a risk occurring are identified and likelihood of occurrence is re-assessed.

3.4. Total estimated level of risk is determined considering likelihood and consequence of potential risks occurring.

4. Evaluate and prioritise risks

4.1. Estimated levels of risk are compared and evaluated against predetermined criteria.

4.2. Risks are prioritised to highlight those requiring urgent attention.

4.3. Risks that are evaluated as unlikely to occur and which hold minimal consequences are given lowest priority.

5. Develop and implement risk management or control plans

5.1. Risk management or control plans are developed to eliminate or reduce the potential for risk events and consequences.

5.2. Accountabilities and responsibilities for the identification, management and reporting of risks are allocated and documented in job descriptions.

5.3. Appropriate reporting mechanisms for logging identified risks and the steps taken to address risks are established, updated regularly and used for formal reporting purposes.

5.4. Resources required to address identified risks are determined, documented and allocated.

5.5. Risk control strategies and required resources are included in budgets and other relevant financial planning processes and decisions.

5.6. Risk management plans are designed and documented for priority risks in consultation with stakeholders and industry specialists where necessary.

5.7. Reporting requirements and time frames for achieving risk mitigation are established, documented and communicated to appropriate stakeholders.

5.8. Budgets and other financial plans are regularly updated to account for necessary risk management funds.

5.9. Formal and informal staff training in risk management principles and practices is developed and implemented.

6. Monitor and review the risk management system

6.1. Inspection programs are designed and implemented to enable ongoing monitoring of risk control plans.

6.2. Risk management strategies and plans are periodically reviewed and assessed for their adequacy, timeliness and effectiveness in risk mitigation.

6.3. Reports of the incidence of risk occurring are monitored and used to inform risk management processes.

6.4. Risk management process and system are regularly monitored for their effectiveness and changes which may effect their operation.

6.5. Continuous improvement of risk management process is demonstrated and implemented.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGCM706A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA70108 - Vocational Graduate Certificate in Local Government Management