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Applied Organisational Resilience: Crisis, Continuity and Security Management JNB262


This unit is designed to provide students with an overview of the three key domains of organisational resilience - crisis management, business continuity management and protective security. Any organisation that looks to manage business risk needs to have a focus on these domains of expertise and they have arguably never been more important. Risks in these areas are cascading, merging and being managed more frequently. Security risks such influenced by geopolitical issues and cyber-security challenges are becoming more prominent. The unit describes the theoretical and conceptual basis for the key pillars , but also has a strong practical component. Students will learn the basic structures and applications of crisis management teams during a crisis, develop a business impact assessment and a threat and vulnerability assessment (for a protective security situation). The learning assessments are focused around the application of these skills in maritime and logistics organisations, but can be applied to any modern organisation that faces an array of enterprise risk.


Unit name Applied Organisational Resilience: Crisis, Continuity and Security Management
Unit code JNB262
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Australian Maritime College
Discipline Maritime and Logistics Management
Coordinator Associate Professor Benjamin Brooks
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 22/7/2024 16/8/2024 9/9/2024 27/10/2024

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Learning Outcomes

  • Apply the principles of crisis management to a crisis situation to analyse how an organisation should respond and recover from a crisis event.
  • Apply the principles of business continuity to a situation to develop a business impact assessment for a defined work task.
  • Apply the principles of security management and analyse the available information to develop a threat and vulnerability assessment for a defined situation.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.


Teaching Pattern

Fully Off Campus:  Lecture recordings, online tutorials and online activities

AssessmentDeveloping a Business Impact Assessment (30%)|Conducting a Threat and Vulnerability Analysis (35%)|Responding to and Recovering From An Organisational Crisis (35%)
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