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Graduate Diploma of Organisational Presilience, Risk and High Performance (11066NAT)

This qualification represents the pinnacle of risk management research and application. Building on decades of research, experience, and best practice in organisational psychology, neuroscience, leadership, learning and development, and more, this qualification will give senior leaders and executives the knowledge, skills and mindset required to thrive in the global VUCA environment. The unique, award-winning Presilience® approach underpins the methodology of this course, enabling to prevent and prepare for future disruption, whilst also creating and capitalising on opportunities and sustaining organisational high performance.

This nationally accredited program is only offered through the Institute of Presilience® (RTO #4785).a

Culture Change

Manage cultural change and maturity development (NAT11066001)

Leadership & Disruption

Lead through change and disruption (NAT11066002)

Presilience-based Culture

Develop a Presilience-based culture (NAT11066003)

High Performance

Implement, manage and review organisational Presilience-based high performance (NAT11066004)

Presilience® is a trademarked concept that incorporates and builds on the principles of “resilience”. Presilience® is defined as:

the mindset and approach that enables you to successfully prevent (where possible), prepare for, respond to, and recover from events, crises, or emergencies – whilst still being able to look for, identify and capitalise on opportunities

Mode of delivery

Online, virtual classroom


4 units


7 months

Online session dates


Entry requirements

Entrants must hold a 11056NAT Graduate Certificate in Organisational Resilience, Risk, and High Performance; OR have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in a risk management role or a related role; OR hold an Advanced Diploma or higher qualification in risk management or a related field with 2 years’ experience in a risk management role.

Start date

11 July 2025

Applications close

27 June 2025 - To guarantee time for your application to be reviewed, we recommend applying as early as possible to secure your place.

Tuition fees

The cost of the program is AU $2,495 per unit. The entire course consists of four units, totalling AU $9,980. Fees can be initially paid via an enrolment fee of AU $795, with the balance either due upon completion or distributed evenly throughout the duration of the program to accommodate your financial needs.

Recognition of prior learning

The fee for Recognition of Prior Learning is AU $4,500. This option is available to applicants who can demonstrate relevant educational achievements, professional experience, and/or industry qualifications that align with the program's requirements.

Dr Gavriel Schneider

Dr Gav Schneider is the Group CEO of Risk 2 Solution and is an acknowledged subject matter expert on human centric and integrated risk management. He has a broad background in business, leadership, safety and security, emergency management and incident response, with extensive senior level management and leadership experience. Dr Gav is the creator of the highly acclaimed Presilience approach.

He has led numerous, high-level consulting and advisory projects and has two decades of Senior Leadership, Operational Specialised Risk Management, Cultural Change, Security and Safety experience in over 16 countries. Dr Gav is a fellow of ARPI, ISRM, GIA as well as a RSecP and CPP. He is considered Australia’s leader in the field of Psychology of Risk.

Joe Saunders F.ISRM RPP
Joe Saunders F.ISRM RPP2021 Outstanding Security Consultant of the Year || Workplace Violence Specialist || Presilience® Practitioner || Podcast Host || Keynote Speaker
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Congrats Dr. Gavriel (Gav) Schneider F.ISRM. RPP for being recognised a third year running as one of the top Global Thought Leaders in Security and Fire. Top 10 this year!

#protectingwhatcounts #presilience #thoughtleadership
Maree Najem
Maree NajemAssociate Director, Executive Education at Australian Catholic University
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Organisations face rapidly changing environments and associated risks that they need to adapt to—or risk falling behind. As countries and organisations continue to grapple with the effects of the pandemic with business interruption and restarts, this week, our scholar practitioner, Dr Gav Schneider will lead participants in the psychology of risk.

#sustainability #culture #psychology #riskmanagement #skillsdevelopment #leadership #covidー19 #executiveeducation #professionaldevelopment
Andrew Methven
Andrew MethvenCRO / Executive manager / change / risk / people
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Great to hear Dr. Gavriel (Gav) Schneider F.ISRM. RPP on the ABC Sydney morning show this morning talking about strategies to manage aggressive customers #resilience #safetymatters

Dr Paul Johnston

Paul has over 25 years of operational and management consulting experience in the public and private sectors, during which time he has worked with and provided management advisory, research/analysis and capacity development services to a wide range of industry groups throughout Australia and internationally – encompassing major government, infrastructure, transport, and oil & gas projects.

Holding accreditations as a Fellow of the Australian Risk Policy Institute (FARPI), Fellow of the Institute of Strategic Risk Management (FISRM), Member of the Australian Tactical Medical Association (MATMA), Chartered Generalist OHS Professional (ChOHSP), Certified Master Anti-Terrorism Specialist (CMAS) and Registered Presilience Practitioner (RPP), his specific areas of expertise relate to public safety and security risk management and capacity development on a personal, organisational, and societal level.

Adopting an evidence based behavioural science approach, Paul actively integrates the principles of organisational psychology and risk management to facilitate sustainable cultural change and capacity development that is supported by, and actively aligned with, wider management and operational frameworks – thereby facilitating health & safety and security risk management as being truly “business as usual”.

Combining practical experience with theoretical knowledge, Paul maintains an active relationship with academic and research institutions.

Learning Outcomes

The outcomes of this course will fill a void across all industry sectors, specifically in the field of risk (and opportunity) management, via the provision of skills in key areas such as psychology, communication, critical/tactical/strategic thinking, issue analysis, management systems, and leadership.

Information from the Australian Bureau of Statistics (ABS) and Seek shows that there is significant demand for senior management positions who hold nationally accredited qualifications. It is estimated that senior leaders in complex organisations who will benefit significantly in terms of both job performance and employment opportunities, will number over 1,000 in the first year the course is run, and will continue to grow from there.

This course is intended to provide participants with the following general education outcomes, doing so at a level of depth and conceptual integration that existing courses do not presently achieve:

Ability to identify the need for, and apply, change and disruption leadership

Ability to proactively identify and minimise risks, as well as to explore and realise potential opportunities

An in-depth understanding and application of the psychological aspects and issues involved in the management of potential risk exposures

Understanding and application of the psychological issues pertaining to effective decision making, as well as the ability to better manage the same

Ability to implement and manage organisational high performance

Ability to review and sustain high-performance and organisational Presilience

Ability to understand and apply effective leadership and influencing skills

Ability to manage cultural change and maturity development

Ability to develop and sustain a Presilience-based organisational culture

Apply Now

Applications to study are now open. Start your application process now.


Pay Course Fees

Pay an initial enrolment fee of AU $795 and the balance by completion.


Complete Training and Assessments

Attend your classes and submit your assessments.


Get your Qualification!

Certificate of qualification awarded by the Institute of Presilience®

Apply Now for RPL

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) can provide you with nationally recognised qualifications by converting your existing skills, knowledge and experience, gained through prior work or study, into formal competencies. You will be asked to provide evidence to support your application and the Institute of Presilience® team will assist you through the RPL assessment process. Apply for RPL below to commence the process.


Pay Course Fees

Pay an initial enrolment fee of AU $795 and the balance by completion.


Upload Portfolio of Evidence

Upload prior skills and knowledge evidence for review by our assessors.


Evidence Review

Following evidence assessment, we'll contact you to discuss competency.


Gap Training (If Required)

Fill in any gaps in your learning including payment of any associated fees.


Get your Qualification!

Get a Statement of Attainment for the Units of Competency and Certificate of qualification awarded by the Institute of Presilience®.

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