Risk Management Fundamentals

Engineering context

Projects failures are rarely caused by poor engineering.  Instead big delays and budget blowouts are usually caused by events that the project team didn’t anticipate and often couldn’t prevent.  Yet such events are almost always predictable and their disastrous effects can usually be avoided – this is the reason to invest in risk management.

In this introductory level workshop, you’ll learn practical skills in project risk management. Working with other participants, you’ll identify, assess and mitigate risks for a real world project.

The case study will highlight common risks in engineering, construction and operations projects – you’ll learn how to predict, prevent and solve these problems.

Once you’ve completed this workshop, you'll be able to effectively support risk management and use a risk register.  

Online delivery now available
This course can be delivered online as part of our Virtual Workshop program. Adapted for the online learning environment, our Virtual Workshops are interactive and outcomes-based.

Content, duration and format can also be customised for corporate clients through our Tailored Training services.

Build your Chartered competencies
This training course builds skills and knowledge in the following Engineers Australia Chartered status competencies*:

6.   Identify, assess and manage risks
10. Taking action
14. Problem analysis
16. Evaluation

Learn more about Chartered Status.

*Completing this course does not automatically guarantee a competency, it provides participants with the underpinning knowledge required to develop specific Chartered competencies.

Risk Management Fundamentals
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For postal registrations, please download the pdf version of our registration form here.
If you are unable to attend the above dates, please contact to discuss upcoming dates.

For groups of six or more we provide cost-effective, customised and outcome-focused in-house training.

We can deliver this course online in a number of different formats and even customise the content so that it’s applicable specifically to your work group and industry context. 

Find out more about how we can help you and your team by completing an enquiry form or calling us on +61 3 9321 1700.

Is this course for you?

This workshop is for you if you’re a professional who wants an introduction to practical risk management techniques for engineering projects.

Your facilitator for this course

Mirela M. Derrin is a company director, Chair of the Victorian branch of the Australian Society for Defence Engineering and a board member for Engineers Australia’s Mechanical College.

Mirela holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and a Master’s degree in Engineering, followed by postgraduate studies in Risk Management, Insurance and Business.

Mirela commenced her career with TEXTRON designing, testing and commissioning high speed transmission units with specialised applications in the Defence industry. Her later roles include R&D positions in the Automotive Industry, Radioactive Material Transport Packaging with ANSTO and Investigative functions within DSTG. After working as a Loss Prevention Consultant and Risk Manager for several large global corporates Mirela is now running her own Risk Management Consultancy.

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