Risk Management

La Trobe University uses a process called Enterprise Risk Management, or ERM, to manage key issues facing the University.

The key issues are "big picture" items that present major risks or exposures that could put La Trobe in jeopardy. The ERM process enables La Trobe to address risks in a comprehensive, intentional manner.

The ERM process helps La Trobe manage risks that could be strategic and significantly influence business objectives. Risk management minimises exposures and highlights opportunities, which could negatively impact the business.

Risk is: the chance of something happening that will have an impact on objectives'. Risk management should be applied to all levels of the University, in both the strategic and operational contexts, to specific projects, decisions and recognised risk areas.

Everyone in the University is responsible for managing risk taking – so be familiar with the processes for assessing, managing and escalating business risks. Talk to your line manager or the Risk Office if you need any advice or support.

Please visit our Unite site for further information including our tools and templates.

For any queries regarding Risk Management please contact us at risk.services@latrobe.edu.au.

Internal Audit

La Trobe University’s Internal Audit Office provides an assurance and consulting activities designed to add value and improve the University’s operations. It helps the university achieve its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of the university’s:

  1. Risk management;
  2. Control environment; and
  3. Governance processes

For any queries regarding Internal Audit please contact us at audit@latrobe.edu.au


La Trobe, as a public entity, is committed to ensuring that it complies with all international, national and state legislation, accountability frameworks, regulations, codes of practice, standards and similar that are applicable to the operations and governance of the University and its activities.

For any queries regarding Compliance please contact us at compliance@latrobe.edu.au

Emergency Procedures

You will find important information for your safety in the event of an emergency on the Emergency Information website.