Business Continuity Management (BCM) is a holistic process for managing the University’s activities to ensure effective management of a material disruption, and the maintenance and restoration of priority processes and activities with minimal impact to teaching, research and the general community.

BCM is a continuous improvement process of establishing and maintaining the Critical Incident Response Plan (CIRP), Business Continuity Plans (BCP) and other measures in order to effectively respond to and recover from disruptions. Collectively these measures are referred to as the University’s BCM capability.

The UWA BCM Policy indicates the University's commitment to business continuity management and the BCM Framework documents the ways in which these are managed in UWA and outlines the roles and responsibilities of UWA staff in its application.

This diagram represents the relationship between the components of the University's BCM capability:

Business continuity management

An incident is defined as an event that could lead to loss of, or disruption to, an organisation's operations, services or functions. It is the impacts of incidents that determine what responses are required and who is to manage them.