EMG101 Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment (8)

This subject provides the skills and knowledge to conduct an analysis of hazards and risk assessment for a community/enterprise. This will include developing an understanding of hazard identification, hazard characteristics and description, community/ enterprise characteristics and description, interaction consequences of hazards on the community/ enterprise, risk assessment and vulnerability.


Session 1 (30)
Manly Campus
Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: EMG101. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the hazards and risks relating to a community/enterprise;
  • be able to specify the characteristics of hazards and risks, including appropriate specific hazard and risk descriptions;
  • be able to specify the characteristics of a community/enterprise, including appropriate specific community/enterprise descriptions;
  • be able to determine the impact of hazards on a community/enterprise;
  • be able to describe and apply the concept of vulnerability assessment including risk prioritisation; and
  • be able to identify, analyse, evaluate, and prioritise risk treatment options.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The risk identification and hazard analysis processes
  • Risk and hazard identification
  • Hazard description
  • Community/enterprise description
  • Vulnerability assessment
  • Perception of risk
  • Risk and hazard prioritisation

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of EMG101 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Community profile
Risk assessment project definition
Risk assessment report

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: July 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.