Understanding Risk Assessments
1. How to analyse risk
If your project is endorsed by the Australian Government, or a School/Institute, a comprehensive business case is required for approval. Project leaders are required to complete a Proposal and Risk Assessment. See Guidelines for Developing Instructor-Led Programs.
When completing a Risk Assessment, you will need to list the potential hazards and consider the likelihood and impact of an event occurring. Before completing a risk assessment, it is advised that you watch the short videos below. These provide a good explanation on how to analyse and visualise risks.
2. Areas of Consideration and Identifying Risks
The short videos above demonstrated how to analyse an activity by using a Risk Matrix and scoring the likelihood and impact. When completing a Learning Abroad Risk Assessment you will be required to identify all of the potential risks in a host location, e.g. health, transport, crime etc.
Provided below is an example of the steps if 'Terrorism' was identified as a risk in the fictitious country of Ambrosia.
For examples of other potential hazards in Learning Abroad visit Concept Development webpage.