Micro-credentials

Risk Management

Prove your ability to identify, assess and manage risks to deliver a project safely.
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Overview
Prove your ability to identify, assess and manage risks to deliver a project safely.

Risk management is a globally recognised and standardised practice. It helps businesses better understand uncertainties and exposure, and make informed decisions for the future. And it is a critical part of engineering practice, where you are required to identify potential risks, assess their likelihood and impact, and mitigate them to acceptable levels. 

This micro-credential proves your ability to identify, assess and manage risks to the same level as Engineers Australia’s Chartered status (element 6). It demonstrates your ability to lower or eliminate risks in an engineering context, including: 

  • conducting risk assessments
  • classifying risk events and their causes
  • determining the appropriate risk management approach
  • implementing a risk management plan
  • incorporating clear lines of communication
  • accounting for project objectives

The pathway to gaining the Risk Management micro-credential depends on your existing skills, knowledge and experience. Choose to be recognised for capabilities you already have, or build your capabilities first through learning and application.

Read about our options below to find the pathway that suits you.

Pathways and registration

If you first need to build your knowledge, skills and capabilities, the learning pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes: 

  • a high-quality program of study, delivered through an on-demand, self-paced course
  • an advisory session with an education specialist
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
Price
$750
EA members
$882.35
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

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Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take seven - nine hours of preparation and submission time, as well as the eight hours outlined in the Additional Information section below.

Candidates have up to six months from registration to complete their submissions. 

Learning component
Location & dates
Online

1 July - 31 December

Additional Information

The Learning pathway begins with the Risk Management Learning Component. This includes eight hours of self-paced learning via an on-demand short course. There are no dates for this course, you can start anytime.

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform, book your advisory session and submit your assessment.

If you have existing skills, knowledge and experience in practice, but would like input on preparing your assessment submission, the advisory pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes: 

  • an advisory session with an education specialist
  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your submission
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors
  • a digital badge upon successful completion
Price
$475
EA members
$558.82
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?
Contact us

Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take seven - nine hours of preparation and submission time.

Candidates have up to three months from registration to complete their submissions. 

Location & dates
Online

1 July - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform, book your advisory session and submit your assessment.

If you are an experienced practitioner and are seeking recognition of your skills, knowledge and capabilities, the assessment pathway is for you. Completed 100% online, it includes:

  • access to our EngLearn platform to lodge your assessment submission 
  • assessment of your submission by our qualified assessors 
  • a digital badge upon successful completion 
Price
$330
EA members
$388.24
Non-members

EA members get 15% off on selected workshops and training. Not a member? Sign up now

Any questions?
Contact us

Pathway Duration

We estimate this pathway will take six - nine hours of preparation and submission time.

Candidates have up to thee months from registration to complete their submissions.

Location & dates
Online

1 July - 31 December

Additional Information

Once you register, you will be provided with a confirmation email containing instructions on how to complete your micro-credential, including how to access the EngLearn platform and submit your assessment. 

We can tailor group packages for teams to align with your business objectives or L&D needs.

For more information, submit an enquiry or call us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Pathways
Learning Pathway
Advisory Pathway
Assessment Pathway
Criteria

To gain this micro-credential, you will need to demonstrate that you do the following in the workplace: 

  • Identify the sources of potential risks, considering the impact of stakeholders, the legal, economic and regulatory environment, standards, safety, and even any assumptions. 
  • Identify and classify risk events, including their causes, effects and controls, in line with an organisational risk management framework (or ISO 31000:2018). 
  • Assess the likelihood and potential consequences of a situation, and evaluate it against established analysis and acceptability criteria. 
  • Determine the appropriate approach to avoid, minimise, share or accept a risk. 
  • Manage a risk through mitigation strategies, communication and consultation, monitoring and review, recording and reporting. 

For full details of the criteria, view the participant guide

How will I be assessed?

This micro-credential is assessed to the same level as Engineers Australia’s Chartered status (element 6)*.

To earn this micro-credential, you will need to show that you meet the criteria in practice. To do this, you will prepare an assessment submission consisting of: 

  • at least two workplace examples from the last two years
  • evidence to support demonstration of the workplace examples, addressing each criterion
  • a written explanation of how the workplace evidence relates to each criterion
  • a video interview where you answer questions about your workplace examples

A workplace example is an occasion where you’ve applied the skills and knowledge of the micro-credential. For this micro-credential, suitable examples may include: 

  • conducting an equipment or plant risk assessment 
  • implementing a risk management plan or risk safety plan 
  • creating a risk-focused project strategy 
  • developing a business strategy 

There are many different examples that could be used to show your ability in practice. The same example could be used on two separate occasions, or two different examples could be used on two separate occasions.  

If you’re not sure, choose the learning or advisory pathway for guidance. 

Evidence is anything that supports your workplace examples. Evidence can be submitted in a range of forms, including (but not limited to):

  • equipment risk assessment 
  • plant risk assessment 
  • risk management strategy 
  • risk safety plan 
  • project strategy – risk  
  • business strategy  
  • correspondence 
  • project reports 
  • supervisor or peer testimonials 
  • procurement submissions
Is this micro-credential for you?

Is this micro-credential for you?

This micro-credential suits engineers at all career stages. This micro-credential allows you to showcase your ability to manage risk. It will also count towards your Chartered CPD requirement of at least 10 hours every five years. 

Chartered aligned

Chartered aligned

This micro-credential is aligned to the following element of competency* for Chartered status: 

6. Identify, assess and manage risks 

When you apply for Chartered status, you can use this micro-credential as evidence for the element of competency above. 

*Gaining this micro-credential does not automatically guarantee you a Chartered element of competency. 

Frequently asked questions

Elements are to be completed in sequence, and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Learning component – allow eight hours to complete your learning.
  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session. 
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes. 

You have six months from registration to complete all elements of the learning pathway and finish your assessment submission.

Elements are to be completed in sequence,  and we recommend allowing the following time to complete each:

  • Advisory session – allow 20 - 30 minutes for the session.
  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the advisory pathway and finish your assessment submission.

We recommend allowing the following time to complete each element:

  • Assessment submission – allow six - eight hours to collate, prepare and submit your assessment submission.
  • Video interview – allow 25 minutes.

You have three months from registration to complete all elements of the assessment pathway and finish your assessment submission.

  • Familiarise yourself with the micro-credential’s criteria within the participant guide. 
  • Note down any questions you have about your assessment submission or the process. 
  • Think about the examples you are planning to use in your assessment submission, and be ready to talk about them. 

You will be provided with the opportunity to resubmit if your original submission isn’t deemed satisfactory. Your assessor will provide you with detailed feedback on areas and evidence to improve.

To appeal, apply in writing to [email protected].When we receive your request, a second assessor will review and assess your portfolio of work and the feedback provided by your original assessor. 

Where the outcome of the second assessment agrees with the original assessment, the result stands. Where the assessment outcome is inconsistent, we will engage a moderator to assess the submission, and the outcome of the moderator’s assessment will be final. 

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