Identify and treat risks

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 PSPGEN038, 'Identify and treat risks'.
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



Elements describe the essential outcomes

Performance criteria describe the performance needed to demonstrate achievement of the element. Where bold italicised text is used, further information is detailed in the range of conditions section.

1. Establish the risk context

1.1 Establish the nature and extent of the work activity within the broader organisational context.

1.2 Identify and document outcomes to be achieved.

1.3 Analyse relationship between the activity and its environment and identify critical factors in the environment that may impact on the achievement of outcomes.

1.4 Identify and consult stakeholders to understand their opinions, concerns and needs.

1.5 Determine risk evaluation criteria for the activity.

2. Identify risks

2.1 Select method/s for identifying risks in accordance with risk management policy and procedures, budgetary and time constraints relative to the type of activity to be undertaken.

2.2 Identify and document sources of risk as required.

2.3 Identify and record risk events related to each source of risk.

2.4 Undertake consultation to ensure all possible risks are identified.

3. Analyse risks

3.1 Analyse and rate the probability of identified risks occurring and consequences.

3.2 Consider current control measures for any of the identified risks in the risk analysis, and analyse and include residual risks if necessary.

3.3 Determine levels of risk in accordance with risk matrix used by the organisation.

3.4 Consult as required to confirm risk levels, and document analysis.

4. Evaluate risks

4.1 Evaluate risks by comparing the level of risk with risk evaluation criteria established at the beginning of the risk management process.

4.2 Consider the importance of the activity, its outcomes and the degree of control over the risks.

4.3 Consider potential and actual losses which may arise from the risk.

4.4 Take into account benefits and opportunities presented by the risk.

4.5 Identify risks as acceptable or unacceptable in accordance with risk evaluation criteria, and obtain approval.

4.6 Prioritise unacceptable risks and document the reason/s for acceptance of risks.

5. Treat risks

5.1 Determine options for treating risks.

5.2 Select the best treatment option and undertake a cost-benefit analysis.

5.3 Prepare, approve and communicate a risk treatment plan to those who will be involved in implementation.

5.4 Negotiate changes required to operational structure, procedures or staffing in order to implement risk treatments.

5.5 Organise resources and implement risk treatment plan.

6. Monitor and review risk treatment plan

6.1 Monitor changes in the organisational environment and factors impacting on the organisation for their impact on risks and existing risk treatments.

6.2 Monitor and adjust risk treatments for unacceptable risks as required.

6.3 Monitor acceptable risks to ensure these risk levels do not increase over time.

6.4 Consult and collect, analyse and use data relating to risks and risk treatments to improve risk management in own area of operation.

6.5 Review risk treatment plan in accordance with timetable for review of plan and updated as required.

6.6 Provide input into formal reviews of risk in the organisation to improve risk management outcomes.