Business Continuity Management

La Trobe University is prepared to manage the consequences of a wide range of events that could disrupt its operations.

Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a risk management approach undertaken to create procedures and techniques which will assist in the continued operations of the University’s critical objectives in the event of a disruption.

Centralised coordination – University wide responsibility

All managers are responsible for ensuring that they assess and manage the disruption-related risk for their area.

The Risk Management Division will assist managers by:

  • conducting risk assessments, in order to prioritise and determine the need for treatment of disruption-related risk
  • facilitating the development of treatment options and undertaking feasibility and cost-benefit studies on those treatment options
  • facilitating operational and support areas of the University to implement treatments, including improvements to preparedness capabilities and business continuity planning.

Business continuity management is part of the University’s integrated approach to Critical Incident Management.