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Risk Management in Policing and Emergency Services PEM308


The development and provision of education and training for professionals operating in police and emergency management environments requires knowledge of unique risk management processes and procedures mandated by legislation, and internal and external policies. This unit provides a critical understanding of theories, policies, and practices in relation to the management of risk in dynamic environments faced in policing and emergency management. The unit aims to introduce students to a variety of approaches to understanding and dealing with the management of risk where risk factors are multiple and stakeholders are many; and provide skills in completing risk assessments for use in a range of situations common to policing and emergency management.


Unit name Risk Management in Policing and Emergency Services
Unit code PEM308
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Coordinator Doctor Romy Winter
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the theories of risk management in dynamic policing and emergency management environments
  • Explain current legislative and policy frameworks of risk management
  • Apply theoretical and policy knowledge to risk management case studies
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the linked relationships between stakeholders in risk management

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
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AssessmentDiscussion Boards (10%)|Quiz (25%)|Short Answer Questions (25%)|Risk Assessment (40%)
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