Business Continuity Management

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Business Continuity Management Systems is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with the University of South Australia. Its central aim is to communicate the wide variety of themes, methodologies, and theories surrounding managing business continuity. Once learnt, these ideas can then be applied in professional practice, helping to crystallise the continued success of an organisation.

The unit begins by explaining the core principles of continuity management, and recent theoretical changes. Once these ideas are learnt, you will apply them to practical examples in order to test and critique different solutions.

Ultimately, Business Continuity Management Systems teaches an invaluable project management skill: the ability to predict and mitigate potentially severe business problems.

Eligibility

Prior to enrolling in this unit, you must have completed, be currently enrolled in, or intending to enrol in the following units:

  • Principles of Project Management
  • Project Risk Management
  • Project Control Methods
  • Project Leadership & Teams

You must also be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Project Management, University of South Australia

Areas of study

In this project management unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Business continuity management systems and concepts including societal factors and business impact analysis
  • Enterprise risk assessment
  • Disaster recovery and business continuity
  • Recovery objectives

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Master of Project Management, University of South Australia

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

No organisation is safe from threat – whether financial, supply-related, or even public relations, the potential always exists for things to go dramatically wrong. Consequently, having advanced and thorough knowledge of what could be potentially disastrous in a given circumstance, and how to make sure the business can continue through it, is an important skill for any project manager.

This unit will teach you various continuity management systems, risk assessment processes, and disaster recovery tactics organisations need in order to avoid and alleviate crisis. By harnessing this body of knowledge you could end up saving a business in its hour of need. Ultimately, successful completion of this unit demonstrates to employers that you are able to ensure projects run smoothly, while aiding the continued success of the organisation.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Business Continuity Management Systems from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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