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 PSPGOV417A, '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



1. Establish the risk context

1.1 The nature and extent of the work activity are established within the broader organisational context

1.2 The outcomes to be achieved are identified and documented as required

1.3 The relationship between the activity and its environment is analysed and critical factors in the environment that may impact on the achievement of outcomes are identified

1.4 Stakeholders are identified and consulted to identify their opinions, concerns and needs related to the activity and the management of risks related to it

1.5 Risk evaluation criteria are determined for the activity in accordance with legislation, policy and procedures related to risk management in the organisation

2. Identify risks

2.1 Method/sfor identifyingrisks are selected in accordance with risk management policy and procedures, budgetary and time constraints relative to the type of activity to be undertaken

2.2 Sources of risk are identified and documented as required

2.3 Risk events related to each source of risk are identified and recorded in accordance with risk management policy and procedures

2.4 Consultation and communication is undertaken to ensure all possible risks are identified

3. Analyse risks

3.1 The probability of identified risks occurring is analysed and rated in accordance with risk management policy and procedures

3.2 The consequences of identified risks occurring are analysed and rated according to organisational procedures

3.3 Current control measures for any of the identified risks are considered in the risk analysis, and residual risks are analysed and included if necessary

3.4 Levels of risk are determined in accordance with risk matrix used by the organisation

3.5 Consultation/communication is undertaken as required to confirm risk levels, and analysis is documented in accordance with organisational risk management procedures

4. Evaluate risks

4.1 Risks are evaluated by comparing the level of risk with risk evaluation criteria established at the beginning of the risk management process

4.2 The importance of the activity, its outcomes and the degree of control over the risks are considered

4.3 Potential and actual losses which may arise from the risk are considered

4.4 Benefits and opportunities presented by the risk are taken into account

4.5 Risks are identified as acceptable or unacceptable in accordance with risk evaluation criteria, and confirmation/approval is obtained in accordance with risk management policy and procedures

4.6 Unacceptable risks are prioritised and the reason/s for acceptance of risks is documented

5. Treat risks

5.1 Options for treating risks are determined in accordance with risk management policy and procedures

5.2 The best treatment option is selected and a cost-benefit analysis is undertaken to compare the cost of implementing the treatment with the benefits

5.3 A risk treatment plan is prepared, approved and communicated to those who will be involved in implementation

5.4 Changes required to operational structure, procedures or staffing in order to implement risk treatments are negotiated in accordance with organisational policy and procedures

5.5 Resources are arranged and risk treatment plan is implemented in accordance with risk management policy and procedures

6. Monitor and review risk treatment plan

6.1 Changes in the organisational environment and factors impacting on the organisation are monitored for their impact on risks and existing risk treatments

6.2 Risk treatments for unacceptable risks are monitored and adjusted as required to ensure they remain effective

6.3 Acceptable risks are monitored to ensure these risk levels do not increase over time

6.4 Consultations are conducted and data relating to risks and risk treatments are collected, analysed and used to improve risk management in own area of operation

6.5 Risk treatment plan is reviewed in accordance with timetable for review of plan and updated as required

6.6 Input is provided into formal reviews/audits of risk in the organisation to improve risk management outcomes

Qualifications and Skillsets

PSPGOV417A appears in the following qualifications:

  • CHC52310 - Diploma of Community Services (Development and/or Humanitarian Assistance)
  • PSP42010 - Certificate IV in School Support Services
  • PSP42410 - Certificate IV in Government (Procurement and Contracting)
  • PSP41904 - Certificate IV in Government (School Support Services)
  • PSP42108 - Certificate IV in Government (Revenue Administration)
  • PSP30204 - Certificate III in Government (Border Protection)
  • PSP40204 - Certificate IV in Government (Border Protection)
  • PSP41204 - Certificate IV in Government (Project Management)
  • PSP40104 - Certificate IV in Government
  • PSP41804 - Certificate IV in Government (Road Transport Compliance)