Courses & Units

Business Continuity Management HSP602


Business Continuity Management is the holistic management process that identifies potential threats to an organisation and the likely impacts to business operations that may be caused if those threats materialise. This fully online unit provides you with a thorough understanding of the concepts and practical applications of Business Continuity Management. You will gain an appreciation of the issues and elements that underlie the practice of Business Continuity Management and draw upon theoretical concepts, real life case studies and relevant standards.

This unit will provide you with the knowledge and skills to translate and communicate theoretical concepts in Business Continuity Management to tangible outputs for industry. This unit, together with protective security, crisis management, and the ability to lead resilient organisations, are collectively the underpinning foundation for enhancing organisational resilience. The unit provides you with an understanding and the requisite skills that will be interrelated with these units should you proceed further with your postgraduate studies in organisational resilience.


Unit name Business Continuity Management
Unit code HSP602
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 2 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 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Comprehend theoretical approaches in business continuity management.
  • Synthesise and apply relevant theoretical perspectives and concepts to provide solutions to business continuity management.
  • Produce written work on business continuity management that is clearly communicated and meets scholarly and industry requirements.
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 $1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,625.00

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Teaching Pattern

Independent Learning, 8 hours, weekly.

Online Class, 1 hours, 2x per semester.

AssessmentMultiple choice online quiz. (15%)|Multiple choice online quiz. (15%)|Write a 1,000 word report that describes a specific impact analysis for a business continuity disruption. (20%)|Write a 2,500 word discussion paper to support the development or revision of a business continuity management system. (50%)
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