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Bowtie Facilitation Course, Brisbane City

Delivered by Sustainable Minerals Institute


The purpose of this course is to prepare experienced risk management personnel to facilitate effective bowtie workshops within their organisation. 

The content includes:

  • preparing to conduct the bowtie workshop
  • facilitation of the scope for the workshop
  • development and critiquing of quality bowtie analyses
  • selection and definition of critical controls
  • definition of critical control specification and verification
  • tricks and traps of facilitation.

This course is co-designed by academic and industry leaders.

Upcoming courses

Delivery mode
in-person, workshop
7–9 May 2024
9am–5pm (GMT+10) Brisbane time
UQ Brisbane City
Time commitment
38 hours

Who should attend

Risk management professionals wanting to develop their skills in effective facilitation of bowtie workshops within their organisation.

Entry requirements

At minimum, a knowledge of risk management processes aligned with ISO 31000 and application of risk analysis techniques.

What you'll learn

  • Prepare to conduct the bowtie workshop.
  • Facilitate the scope for the workshop.
  • Develop the bowtie.
  • Select and define the critical controls.
  • Define critical control specification and verification.
  • Avoid the tricks and traps of facilitation.

Time commitment

This is an in-person course that will require roughly 38 hours to complete.

  • 3-day workshop
  • 4 hours of study using online materials
  • 10 hours to complete the reflections (optional)

Course curriculum


Participants will have the option to complete 3 reflections during the workshop based on the material covered each day.

Certification and accreditation

Students who successfully complete the course will receive a Certificate of Completion to verify their skills and achievements.


Image of Professor Maureen Hassall, wearing a pink coat and looking straight at the camera.
Professor Maureen Hassall
Director, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre
Libby Humphries
Libby Humphries
Manager, Education and Training, Minerals Industry Safety and Health Centre (MISCH)


Applicant Price
Individual domestic (ex. GST) A$2,400
Individual international (GST not payable) A$2,400

Please see the Terms and Conditions (PDF, 123.12 KB)


GST is excluded from the cost


UQ Brisbane City


Sustainable Minerals Institute

For more professional development options, visit the Sustainable Minerals Institute website.