Risk Resources

The following information sheets are divided into groups based on the Comcover learning pathways. These information sheets together provide a comprehensive overview of risk management.


These information sheets are relevant to all Commonwealth employees regardless of level or role.


These information sheets are relevant to Commonwealth employees who are required to undertake specific risk activities like a project risk assessment or to communicate risks to senior management.


These information sheets are relevant to Commonwealth employees who have a role that is largely concerned with risk or who provide advice on the strategic risks of an entity.

  • Case study - Business continuity management (Department of Parliamentary Services): [Word Document 220 KB] | [PDF Document 287 KB]
  • Information sheet - Defining risk appetite and tolerance: [Word Document 843 KB] | [PDF Document 843 KB]
  • Information sheet - Establishing your risk management framework: [Word Document 358 KB] | [PDF Document 99 KB]
  • Information sheet - Maintaining an entity's risk profile [Word Document 1.35 KB] | [PDF Document 318 KB]
  • Information sheet - Developing a positive risk culture: [Word Document 175 KB] | [PDF Document 332 KB]
  • Information sheet - Understanding and developing key risk indicators: [Word Document 319 KB] | [PDF Document 375 KB]
  • Information sheet - Building risk management capability across an entity: [Word Document 103 KB] | [PDF Document 159 KB]
  • Information sheet - Reviewing a risk management framework: [Word Document 530 KB] | [PDF Document 137 KB]


These sheets are relevant to Commonwealth employees that are required to make decisions regarding the management of an entity's strategic risks.

  • Case study - Defining risk appetite and tolerance (Department of Employment): [Word Document 365 KB] | [PDF Document 278 KB]
  • Information sheet - Embedding risk management: [Word Document 111 KB] | [PDF Document 289 KB]

Last updated: 22 August 2017