Courses & Units

Leading Resilient Organisations HSP504


Organisational resilience refers to an organisation’s ability to adapt, evolve, respond, and recover from short term shocks (be they natural hazards or significant changes in market dynamics) and to shape itself to respond to long term challenges. This requires practitioners to have a comprehensive understanding of the skills and knowledge required to develop and enhance an organisation’s resilience. This unit provides you with a thorough understanding of the theoretical concepts and practical applications for Leading Resilient Organisations. You will gain an appreciation of the issues and elements that underlie the practice of organisational resilience and draw upon theoretical concepts, real life case studies and relevant standards. This unit will provide you with the skills to translate theoretical concepts on organisational resilience into tangible outputs for industry. This unit will provide you with an understanding and the requisite skills that can be interrelated with other units should you proceed further with your postgraduate studies in organisational resilience.


Unit name Leading Resilient Organisations
Unit code HSP504
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend theoretical approaches in organisational resilience.
  • Apply relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts to organisational resilience policy.
  • Communicate and integrate organisational resilience concepts in a written form to academic and industry audiences.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
080307 $2,040.00 $1,597.00 not applicable $2,756.00

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Teaching Pattern

Independent learning, 8 hours, weekly

Online class, 1 hour, Semester (2 times)

AssessmentOnline multiple-choice quiz. (15%)|Online multiple-choice quiz. (15%)|Reflect on your approach to leading a resilient organisation. (20%)|Discussion paper to support the development or revision of an organisational resilience strategy or framework. (50%)
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