Short Courses

Risk in Engineering

Learn how to manage risks in your projects, processes and workplace to deliver better outcomes.
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Learn how to manage risks in your projects, processes and workplace to deliver better outcomes.

Risk management helps engineers deliver projects safely - on time and on budget.

In this self-paced course, you'll go beyond introductory concepts to explore better practice in risk management. You'll master the techniques required to manage risk for projects, operational processes, and in your workplace. 

You'll learn how to:

  • critique risk tools to decide on the best one for your situation
  • reduce risk by applying practical risk mitigation strategies
  • improve risk processes and frameworks in the workplace
  • communicate more effectively with stakeholders about risk

We'll refer to these standards in the course, which you'll ideally have access to in your workplace: 

  • ISO 31000:2018 Risk Management—Guidelines
  • IEC 31010 Risk Management—Risk assessment techniques

After completing this course, you'll be able to apply the best risk management tools and techniques to influence risk outcomes. 

Complete this course as part of a Micro-credential

Showcase your capabilities to prospective employers and clients by completing this course as part of the Risk Management Micro-credential (Learning pathway)

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*1% credit card surcharge applies.

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8 Hours, self-paced
Location & dates

1 January - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online platform to start this course.

We can arrange a bulk corporate registration for 10 or more learners.

This course can also be customised to align to your business objectives or L&D needs.

Find out how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Learning outcomes
  • Identify the risk processes and frameworks used in engineering
  • Identify the sources of risk, threats and opportunities that could influence outcomes
  • Use risk management tools to establish the risk context, identify risks, analyse risks and select and implement treatments
  • Establish systems and processes to manage changes during the lifecycle of a product, project or process operation
  • Determine the likelihood, consequences and treatment plans for dealing with common risks in engineering
  • Involve stakeholders throughout the risk process, including negotiation and communication
Is this course for you?

Is this course for you?

This course suits engineers with two to five years’ experience or those preparing to re-enter the engineering workforce. 

It also suits:

  • portfolio, program or project managers
  • governance, risk or audit and compliance support staff
  • coordinators and managers
  • research and development professionals

You need an understanding of risk or opportunity (SWOT) analysis.

Topics we'll cover

Topics we'll cover

  • Understanding risk
  • Risk management standards
  • Legal requirements and governance
  • Risk framework
  • Risk process
  • Risk tools and techniques
  • Risk mitigation
  • Communicating with stakeholders
Jeff Jones FIEAust CPEng
How you'll learn

This course is delivered through EEA Online, our digital learning platform.

You'll learn using a mix of practical case studies, quizzes and reading, audio and video materials. You'll also apply your knowledge in practice with a variety of assessment tasks and learning checks.

It will take approximately eight hours to complete. As it is self-paced, you can start anytime and save your progress as you finish each module.

Once you register for the course, you have 90 days to complete it.

Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive a digital badge as evidence of your achievement. Learn more about Engineering Education Australia’s digital badges including how to claim and share on our Frequently asked questions page.

This also counts towards the number of Engineers Australia Continuing Professional Development (CPD) hours you can claim.

EEA Online access

EEA Online is powered by leading Learning Management System (LMS), Canvas by Instructure.

Once you register for a course, you will be provided with access to the EEA Online Canvas platform to start this course.

If you are registering for your first EEA Online course, you will receive an email from [email protected] inviting you to set up your EEA Online account. 

Supported Browsers

For best performance, please use the most recent major release of Chrome, Firefox, Edge, or Safari. Read more about the current supported browsers on Canvas:

Mobile access

EEA Online is mobile friendly, however desktop is preferred. Please read through the following information on mobile access via Canvas:


Relevant content and good learning platform. The videos gave much larger dimension to learning than read and quiz type learning.

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