Business Continuity Management Systems - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Print Only
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 1 , Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assessments - Online activities (35%) , Report1 - Group (1500 words pp) (35%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 2,375.00
International 2,625.00

This unit provides you with an advanced understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes the understanding of recent developments in business continuity as applied in professional practice.


At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge that includes recent developments in business continuity and its application in professional practice
  2. investigate, analyse and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories and to apply established theories to the business continuity body of knowledge and practice
  3. generate and evaluate the justification and interpretation of theoretical propositions, methodologies, conclusions and professional decisions to a variety of audiences
  4. demonstrate theoretical knowledge and skills to apply creativity and initiative to new situations in professional practice in the area of business continuity
  5. reflect critically on theory and professional practice or scholarship in the area of contemporary business continuity
  • Assessments — Online activities (35%)
  • Report1 — Group (1500 words pp) (35%)
  • Report2 — Reflective (1500 words) (30%)

Mandatory conditional prerequisites

You must either have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit, or currently be enrolled in the following unit(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following unit(s) to study prior to this unit:

Please note that your enrolment in this unit is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite unit(s). If you study the prerequisite unit(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this unit, your result for the prerequisite unit(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite unit(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this unit. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite unit(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this unit to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite unit(s).

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

  • Other special requirement — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Business continuity management systems and concepts including Societal Factors and Business Impact Analysis
2Enterprise Risk Assessment
3Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity
4Recovery Objectives

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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