M_o_R® - Management of Risk Foundation

Face-to-face duration: 3 days
PDU's: 24

Course Overview

This course will cover the four core concepts: M_o_R principles; approach; processes; and embedding and review. It incorporates all the activities required to identify and control the exposure to risk which may have an impact, positive or negative on the achievement of an organisation's business objectives.

The purpose of the foundation level certification is to confirm that a candidate is able to demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the four elements and how they support corporate governance.

This course comprises three days of trainer-led instruction, practical exercises and the Foundation examination.

Course Objectives

This course will enable candidates to:

  • Know the key principles underpinning the effective management of risk
  • Understand how the main components of the risk management process are used
  • Appreciate how to manage risks at the strategic, programme, project and operational level
  • Identify a range of techniques that can be used to support the management of risk process.


  • Any organisation or individual needing guidance on a controlled approach to identify, analyse and manage risk at strategic, programme, project and operational levels.


There are no prerequisites for this course; however some exposure to risk management would be useful.


  • Organisational context of risk management; governance and control
  • Principles of risk management
  • Approach: policies; strategies and processes; planning; monitoring
  • Perspectives: strategic; programme; project; operational
  • Risk management processes: identifying and analysing risks; planning for implementation of countermeasures; communication
  • Embedding and reviewing risk management: awareness; behaviours; commitment.

Delivery Strategy

The course has been structured to be delivered over three (3) interactive days and will be led by our experienced trainers. Participants will receive a student workbook that includes a series of theories and models, accompanying information, additional reading, written activities, reflective tasks and PowerPoint slides.

Exam Format

The Foundation exam is a 60-minute closed book, multiple choice exam. You must get at least 35 of the 70 questions correct to pass.

Note: Homework and evening study is highly recommended to prepare for the exam.

Institute of Management will conduct the exam on behalf of the Accredited Examination Institute PeopleCert, subject to their terms and conditions.

Program Outline

Day 1

  • Introductions
  • Context of risk management
  • M_o_R principles
  • M_o_R approach

Day 2

  • Review of previous day & homework
  • M_o_R process model
  • M_o_R roles and specialisms

Day 3

  • Review of previous day & homework
  • M_o_R roles and specialisms (continued)
  • M_o_R tools and techniques tailoring
  • Embedding and reviewing
  • Course closure
  • Private study
  • M_o_R Foundation exam

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"The Student Manual is a logical, carefully thought through and well presented document. The face-to-face facilitators are helpful, patient, knowledgeable and passionate. Thank you for the time and effort that blueVisions have put into preparing and supporting this course."

David Thorpe iiNet Australia

"Your personal contribution to our training has been invaluable. Your infectious high spirits and genuine want for our success have shone through. I sincerely thank you for your efforts over the past two years."

Stephen Davies Group Manager, Construction Services Group, NSW

"Your course made me realise how irrelevant what I was learning through my university course actually was to my job. Due to this, I will be seeking to complete the remainder of the modules in this diploma through blueVisions."

Damien Bleeker Project Coordinator, Liverpool City Council, NSW

"Thank you for a wonderful course....This has been by far the best development course I've ever been a part of."

David Darcy LSPSPO - Defence Materiel Organisation

"Having sat in at various times in both courses, as well as being present for the final summary and feedback sessions I was really impressed with the positive feedback and outcomes. The blueVisions trainers did an awesome job and really motivated and inspired both groups. The level of the course was spot on for each group."

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