Continuity Planning | UniSC | University of the Sunshine Coast, Queensland, Australia

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Continuity Planning

Businesses face a multitude of expected and unexpected challenges and opportunities. Are you prepared? 

This free microcredit course is designed to empower you with the skills to develop a robust Business Continuity Plan, strategically fortifying your business operations, effectively navigating disruptions, proactively mitigating risks, leveraging opportunities and building overall resilience.

This course is proudly supported by the Queensland Government's Department of Employment, Small Business and Training.

Who is this course for? 

All business owners and managers located in Queensland.

How is the course delivered? 

  • 7 x 90 minute workshops followed by 30 minutes of networking
  • Onsite delivery locations in Moreton Bay and the Sunshine Coast
  • All sessions are fully supported for online delivery. If you are not located near the onsite location, please feel welcome to join online.

What will you learn? 

  • Identification and assessment of potential risks, and how to implement appropriate mitigation strategies
  • Effective remedies to respond to and recover from disruptions
  • Explore ways to leverage opportunities for business growth
  • Discover techniques to test the effectiveness of your plan through interactive group scenarios

Get certification and credit

On successful completion receive a Certificate of Completion and one elective course credit towards a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration at UniSC.

Course overview

Week 1: Introduction to Continuity Planning

Week 2: How to develop a Risk Management Strategy

Week 3: Review of Business Activities

Week 4: Creating an Incident and Response Strategy

Week 5: How to develop a Recovery Strategy

Week 6: Developing, rehearsing and reviewing your Continuity Plan 

Week 7: Group Scenarios

Dr Wayne Graham

Meet the Course Coordinator

Dr Wayne Graham is a Senior Lecturer in Management at UniSC. Wayne has developed a suite of microcredential planning courses in partnership with the Queensland Government. The courses are co-designed, co-delivered and co-evaluated with industry representatives. Funding for the courses has been provided by the Department of Employment, Small Business and Training, and Jobs Queensland. The courses are offered simultaneously online and onsite at various locations throughout the state.

Wayne has presented his research findings at national and international conferences and he has published his research in peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Health Organization and Management, and the Journal of Business and Industrial Marketing. As well as working in higher education, Wayne has worked in the vocational education sector, the automotive industry and local government.

For more information, email or phone +61 7 5430 2925