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CGSB ORIENTATION Trimester 1 2012

CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012


Congratulations for choosing the Curtin Graduate School of Business to undertake your graduate study. You have chosen to study at the CGSB - one of the largest executive business schools in the Asia Pacific region. The CGSB boasts a 1300+ strong student body that is accomplished and internationally experienced, adding value to your student experience. Along with our excellent teaching faculty, drawn from academia and business, we know that your time at the CGSB will be filled with valuable insights and exchanges with some of the best in the business. All academic faculty have previously worked in industry and many maintain strong links with the corporate sector.

The CGSB mission is to create leading thinkers in international business through the provision of a unique educational experience known for: • developing leaders who can creatively and responsively lead sustainable organisations and communities, locally and globally; • its applied research which generates cutting-edge knowledge; • its proven ability to increase skill levels; and • its flexible delivery which maximises learning opportunities. Being ranked at #58 in The Economist and accredited by the Association of MBAs and with European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) teChnology-Enhanced Learning (CEL) accreditation for our online components we know that you’ll be receiving a qualification that is internationally recognised and portable. We are also ranked #80 in The Aspen Institute Beyond Grey Pinstripes’ alternative ranking of international business schools. This ranking assesses how well schools are preparing their students for the environmental, social and ethical complexities of modern-day business. We are proud to be considered the benchmark for ethical MBA programs regionally. I wish you the very best for your time at the CGSB. Whether here part-time or full-time, online or in the building, I am sure that you will enjoy the experience. Please take advantage of the many additional opportunities for engagement with your fellow students and staff. We want you to be an active participant and contributor to the CGSB community.

Professor Alison Preston Director Curtin Graduate School of Business


CGSB Orientation Guide


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Trimester 1 2012: Monday 16 January - 20 April Census Dates: Deadline for adding units: Withdrawal without penalty: Withdrawal with penalty:

Friday 20 January Monday 16 January - Friday 10 February Saturday 11 February - Friday 16 March

Withdrawal dates apply to all units. Withdrawal without penalty: Students may withdraw from units within this period without academic or financial penalty. Withdrawal with penalty: Withdrawals during this period will result in a WD for the unit and students will be liable for the full cost of the unit. There is no possibility of withdrawal after the final date of the ‘withdrawal with penalty’ period, except in extenuating circumstances. Please refer to the Curtin website regarding Withdrawal Under Special Circumstances. International Students: The International Office (IO) is the main contact point for all international students, including those studying at the CGSB. Visit: or telephone +61 8 9266 7331 for further information. GENERAL INFORMATION FEES Australian Fee-Paying Students


per DMEE 12.5-credit unit per DMEE 25-credit unit


per CGSB 25-credit unit


per CGSB 50-credit Capstone Unit


International Onshore Students per DMEE 12.5-credit unit per DMEE 25-credit unit


per CGSB 25-credit unit


per CGSB 50-credit Capstone Unit


International Offshore Students (Online) per CGSB 25-credit unit


per CGSB 50-credit Capstone Unit


Part-time study and external study via online learning is only available to Australian Resident Students and international students studying outside Australia. Fees Centre: The Fees Centre is located in Building 101 on the Bentley Campus. Staff in the Fees Centre can assist students with any enquiries relating to fees. For more information on fees please visit www.fees.curtin. Amenities and Service Fee: This is a voluntary fee and is linked to provision of prescribed optional amenities, services or facilities. FEE-HELP: The Higher Education Loan Program enables Australian citizens to take advantage of a government loan while undertaking a higher degree by coursework. FEE-HELP applicants must submit a signed Request for Commonwealth Assistance by the relevant census date. Call 1800 020 108 or visit for more information.


IMPORTANT CONTACTS CGSB Student Services Enquiries

+ 61 8 9266 3460

Trimester 1

16 January - 20 April

CGSB Student Services Enquiries Fax

+ 61 8 9266 7607

Trimester 2

8 May - 11 August

Trimester 3

28 August - 1 December

Prospective Students email: Current Students email: CGSB Helpdesk (IT) + 61 8 9266 9000

PROGRAM DIRECTORS Master of Business Administration: Professor Kelvin Willoughby

+61 8 9266 1148

Master of Business Leadership: Dr Troy Hendrickson

+61 8 9266 4235

Mineral & Energy Economics (DMEE): Prof Daniel J Packey

+61 8 9266 9586

PhD/Doctor of Business Administration: Prof Al Rainnie

+61 8 9266 1163

Career Services: Mr Kim Lee

+61 8 9266 2858

Please note that this information was correct at the time of publication and is subject to change. Please visit our website for the most up-to-date information on units, timetables and enrolment requirements and procedures.

CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012


The following guide will step you through the most common functions of e-Student. One of the most important steps in starting at Curtin is setting up your OASIS account. Log into OASIS – • Click on ‘My studies and e-Valuate’ tab • Click on ‘Use eStudent’ • On the menu on the left click on ‘Enrolment and Study Plans’ • Then click on ‘Unit Enrolment’ • In the main window the heading will be: ‘ENROLMENT PROCESSING: Overview and Declaration’ • Read the text and then click on the option at the bottom of the page: ‘I Want to “accept the terms above and want to proceed with my enrolment” Important Tips • In the top right hand corner, the Mortarboard (Graduation Cap) shows how many units are in your Potential Enrolment List. If you want to see the details click on the Mortarboard. • Units that are co-requisites must be enrolled together. This means that you must add the co-requisite units to your Potential Enrolment List and then enrol – you cannot enrol the units individually. • Once you have commenced enrolling your units do not click on any menu item on the left until you have completed (and received a green tick) or you will lose all ‘Potential Enrolments’ and have to start your enrolment again. • To change (or expand) your major or stream or enrol in a unit not on your Study Plan please contact your Student Services Office. • For detailed instructions to assist your enrolment click on ‘Help’ in the menu.

1. Study Plan If you are admitted to more than one course you will see a list of courses. • Select your current course then click on the option: I Want to … “continue to the next page”. Note: You must complete an Enrolment Variation Form and submit it to your Student Service Office to withdraw from any course in which you do not want to enrol. In the main window the heading will be: ‘ENROLMENT: Planned Units’

2. Unit Enrolling in a Core Unit • Select a core unit from the list and click on the option: I Want to … “Add the selected unit to my ‘Potential Enrolment List” • Go to 3. Attendance Mode Enrolling in an Optional Unit • Select the row that has the details of the optional unit (eg year level, credit value) and click the option: I Want to … “Choose a unit for selected Option/Elective” • From the drop down list choose the unit you want to enrol in and click Search. From the list that appears select the row that has the unit you want to enrol in and click the option: I Want to … “Choose and save the selected unit and add it to my ‘Potential Enrolment List’” • Go to 3. Attendance Mode


CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012

Enrolling in an Elective Unit • Select the row that has the details of the (eg year level, credit value) and click the option: I Want to … “Choose a unit for selected Option/Elective” • In the search box type the unit code (eg 5698 to fi nd Organisational Behaviour 550) and click Search. • If you do not know the unit code click the Unit Handbook link. From the list that appears select the row that has the unit you want to enrol in and click on the option: I Want to … “Choose and save the selected unit and add it to my ‘Potential Enrolment List’” 3. Attendance Mode Several attendance modes may be available on selected units however not all students are able to select alternative attendance modes. • If you have approval and multiple attendance modes exist select an attendance mode from the drop down list and then click on I Want to … “continue to the next page”. • If you do not have approval, you will be directed to 4. When and Where • If only one attendance mode exists, you will be directed to 4. When and Where Note: Approval to choose your attendance mode is determined by your Student Services Office. International Students on a Student Visa will not be granted approval. 4. Where and When • Select the row that details when and where you want to study the unit (eg 2011, Trimester 3, Perth City Campus, Internal Only) and click on the option: I Want to … “continue to the next page” 5. Confirmation • You will see a summary of the unit enrolment information. • If you want to enrol in another unit click on the option: I Want to … “Add another unit to my ‘Potential Enrolment List” Note: this action will take you to the list of planned units where you can enrol into another core, option or elective unit. • If you do not want to enrol in another unit click on the option: I Want to …“Enrol in the units in my ‘Potential Enrolment List” Note: this action will enrol all units in your Potential Enrolment List. • Once you have selected to enrol into the unit/s in your Potential Enrolment List the heading in the main window will be: ‘ENROLMENT PROCESSING: Confirmation’ • If you receive a green tick the unit/s listed have been successfully enrolled. You can now view and print your Enrolment Advice or view your financial liability (on the left -hand menu click Current Enrolment Details or Financial Transactions). • If you receive a red cross the unit/s listed have not been enrolled. Read the General Error text and then click on an ‘I Want to …’ option at the bottom of the page. Note: If you are unable to resolve the error and enrol please contact your Student Services Office for information and assistance.

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Trimester 1 2012 START UP We realise that being a new student at the CGSB involves more than just successfully navigating your studies. With every new experience, comes new procedures, policies and vocabulary with which to familiarise yourself. For this reason, the CGSB has created an online orientation called Start Up which is accessed through OASIS (Online Access to Student Information Services) at This is your first step in orienting yourself to student life at the CGSB. After logging into OASIS (please follow the prompts on how to set up your account), look for the Start Up icon where you will find information on the following: • • • • • • • •

How to Finalise your Enrolment Getting Ready for Study (how to set up your email account, organise your textbooks, familiarise yourself with Blackboard, the platform for your online units Academic Support for Study (the range of services, including library and information services supporting your study at the CGSB) CGSB Policies and Processes CGSB Professional Portfolio IT Resources & Help CGSB Life General Student Support

The information contained in Start Up will link through to the CGSB website: allowing you to become familiar with the Current Students section, the area most relevant to you. The CGSB Current Students site is the gateway to: • • • • •

Current timetables Unit outlines and information Administration and enrolment information Building your Career events and initiatives, including the Academic Mentoring Program and the CGSB Professional Portfolio CGSB Student Guide - a useful FAQ section for answers to most of your queries

OASIS Online Access to Student Information Services (OASIS) is a secure web portal to electronic services provided to Curtin students. It is a condition of your enrolment at the CGSB that you create your OASIS account and access OASIS at least once a week to receive important communications via your student email and the Official Communications Channel (OCC). e-Student and Start Up are important features within OASIS. e-Student allows you to update your contact details, view your study plan, enrol and withdraw from units and obtain your results. It is important for you to become familiar with e-Student. You can access e-Student from the My Studies and Evaluate tab in OASIS. The CGSB offers free OASIS familiarisation sessions at the start of each trimester and all new CGSB students are encouraged to attend. Details of sessions are detailed in this booklet as well as online under Events on the CGSB website:


CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012

Students enrolled in the MBA and the MBL are required to complete at least forty hours of professional development to be eligible for graduation which comprises their CGSB Professional Portfolio. The Portfolio is a tool for recording and acknowledging your professional development activities. All CGSB students will be encouraged to use the online platform iPortfolio accessible through OASIS to keep track of their Portfolio activities. Training sessions for iPortfolio can be found under the Events tab of the CGSB website: While the CGSB Professional Portfolio requirements only apply to graduating MBA and MBL students, students enrolled in Graduate Certificate of Business, Graduate Diploma of Business and Masters of Science (Mineral and Energy Economics) are also encouraged to build their professional portfolio. We recommend that you aim to complete 10 hours of portfolio activities by the completion of your GCB and 25 hours by the completion of your GDB. These hours will be counted towards the 40 hours required at the end of your MBA or MBL should you continue your studies beyond your initial qualification. Most event held at the CGSB through its Building Your Career initiative carry Portfolio hours. You must register online using your Student ID in order to accrue attendance certificates. For a full list of guidelines and answers to FAQs on the Portfolio, please visit the Current Students section of the CGSB website:


Facebook Find us on Facebook here: Regular postings about events and happenings at the CGSB will keep you in the loop.

Twitter Join the conversation here:!/CurtinGSB A great way to keep up with news and events.

Linked In Once you’ve created a profile at, search for us using ‘CGSB’ as a keyword. An online community of CGSB students, staff and alumni awaits you.

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The Building Your Career program at the Curtin Graduate School of Business is comprised of several components - all designed to enhance your experience of studying at the CGSB and develop your career pathway. It also reinforces the CGSB’s commitment to lifelong learning. We believe that learning is not confined to the classroom and endeavour to provide as many opportunities as possible to enrich your time at the CGSB. For a full list of CGSB events, please visit our website.

CAREER PATHWAYS SEMINARS EFFECTIVE NETWORKING Friday 9 March: 5:30pm - 7:00pm The West Australian Club, 101 St George’s Terrace, Perth If the term ‘networking’ conjures up images of handing out and collecting as many business cards as you can or looking for what you can get out of others at an event, then it’s time to rethink what you’re doing. What is it you need to do to make and keep useful contacts? How do you follow-up on a meeting effectively? How do you become a valuable contact yourself? At this practical workshop you’ll learn some simple techniques, and be given some specific exercises in order to put into practice what you’ve learned. CAREER PATHWAY SEMINAR: MANAGEMENT CONSULTING Tuesday 20 March from 7:00am - 9:00am Ernst and Young, The Ernst & Young Building 11 Mounts Bay Road Perth WA 6000

BUSINESS LEADERS SERIES PAST SPEAKERS Dr Michael Schaper • Prof Peter Newman • John Nicolaou • Premier Colin Barnett • Senator Scott Ludlam David Flanagan • Aleisha Woodward • John Edwards • Patti Chong • Tim Marney • Prof Margit Osterloh Senator Rachel Siewert • Larry Lopez • Tony Considine

2012 SPEAKER LINE-UP (TBC): Kevin Gallagher, CEO, Clough Engineering and CGSB Advisory Board Member Jim Walker, WESTRAC Dr Martin Casensky, Senior Lecturer. Czech Technical University, Prague Catherine Stoddart, Chief Nurse and Midwifery Officer and Telstra Western Australian Businesswoman of the Year Bernard Salt, Partner, KPMG and Adjunct Professor, Curtin Business School

REGISTERING CORRECTLY FOR EVENTS If you wish to accrue hours towards your Professional Portfolio, you must register online through the Events page: making sure to include your Student ID. The onus is on you to keep your attendance certificates up-to-date and make sure you are tracking well on the number of hours you need to fulfil in order to graduate. Certificates cannot be issued retroactively. CANCELLING ATTENDANCE Due to the popularity of our events, we ask that you contact us asap if you need to cancel your registration, allowing other students the opportunity to attend. If you are a habitual ‘no-show’, you may find you are restricted from registering for events for a period of up to 3 months.


CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012

As entry to the CGSB is highly competitive, your offer of a place in a CGSB course is an important achievement. If you’ve had a break from study or have never studied before, beginning your first trimester can be challenging as the transition to graduate study may require some reorganisation in the way you think about yourself. The CGSB is committed to ensuring that all students are provided with appropriate assistance during their transition to the School and its courses and so, the CGSB Academic Mentoring Program (AMP) for commencing students was developed. The overriding purpose of the Program is to ensure that new students at the CGSB are assisted in making the transition to life at the CGSB and their studies a successful one and in order to help with this process, commencing students have the opportunity to register for allocation of a CGSB Mentor. The mentors in the program are recent graduates who have kindly volunteered their time, experience and skills in social and academic life to help you settle more easily into your studies and new environment. The AMP is set up as a ‘buddy system’, giving new students a contact for the simple questions they don’t want to ask their lecturer. While the program is voluntary, we recommend that all new students register for the Program. The AMP runs formally for one trimester only as we believe that the main objectives of the program will be met within that timeframe. Any ensuing arrangement between the mentor and mentees after trimester end will be deemed outside the AMP and conducted at the discretion of the two parties. Please complete the registration form online by Friday 13 January. You will be assigned a mentor by the beginning of Week 2. You can find registration information at A full set of AMP Guidelines can be found on our website:

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CURTIN BUSINESS SCHOOL COMMUNICATION SKILLS CENTRE Use the Communication Skills Centre (CSC), located at the Bentley campus, to improve your skills and your grades. The Centre services are free and suitable for all students; undergraduate, postgraduate, local and international. The CSC is currently developing an online skills centre in Blackboard; students will be notified when this becomes operational. Our services help students in four key skill areas: • Academic writing, referencing, editing , structuring essays and reports • Interpersonal communication meetings, understanding Australian slang • Professional communication job applications and CV’s, interviewing • Study skills time management, exam techniques, reading skills. The CSC will be presenting the following information sessions at the CGSB in the first weeks of trimester. Each session lasts 3 hours, commencing at 4:30pm. Please register for only one of each of the offered sessions. Academic writing, referencing and avoiding plagiarism

Critical reading skills

Tuesday 24 January

Function Room

Wednesday 1 February

Thursday 30 January

Function Room

Room 206

e-SERVICES @ CURTIN The CGSB will be presenting two information sessions on e-Services addressing the following key features: • • • • • • • •

OASIS eVALUate CGSB StartUp FLECS/Blackboard My Studies & eVALUate Tab My Library Tab e-Student OASIS Support

Both classes will be held at the CGSB in the Computer Lab on Level 3. Please register for only one of the offered sessions. e-Services Monday 23 January

5:00pm - 6:00pm OR

Wednesday 25 January

5:00pm - 6:00pm

iPORTFOLIO The CGSB recommends that all students required to participate in the CGSB Professional Portfolio undertake this workshop in order to maintain records through iPortfolio, an online repository for all portfolio activities. Please register for only one of the offered sessions. iPortfolio Monday 13 February

5:30pm - 7:00pm OR

Wednesday 29 February

5:30pm - 7:00pm

In order to attend any of these workshops, you must register prior to the event through the CGSB website. Please make sure to include your Student ID when registering in order to receive a participation certificate for inclusion in your CGSB Professional Portfolio. Please do not register for more than one session of the same workshop. Cancellations must be received 24 hours prior to the event date by emailing: events@ If you do not attend an event for which you have registered without prior cancellation, you will receive a warning. On the third warning, you will be barred from participating in future events at the CGSB for a period of 3 months. Register through: or through the CGSB Events calendar on our homepage:


CGSB Orientation Guide Trimester 1 2012

The Murray Street Library at the CGSB is currently being refurbished and should be operational in Trimester 1. Limited library services are still in place at the CGSB with support from library staff at the Bentley Campus’ TL Robertson Library. Workshops on Endnote and research skills are organised for CGSB students at the beginning of each trimester. Make sure you check out the Curtin Graduate School of Business LibGuide. It contains a range of learning tools that allow you to develop your research and study skills including how to reference, use EndNote referencing software and interactive tutorials to improve your information skills. It is also your gateway to library resources most relevant to your area of study. CGSB staff and students have access to the wealth of online resources to support their study and research, including numerous databases that provide direct access to journal articles.. The Faculty Librarian provides specialised instruction on the selection or use of electronic resources including databases and EndNote. The Librarian is at CGSB on Thursdays from 2.00 – 5.00pm in Room 204 on Level 2. Appointments can be made by emailing Help using library resources is available through the Faculty Librarian or from Library-Business@curtin. Email your Library For details about library services e.g. requesting books from the Robertson Library, please see or contact the Help Desk (at the Robertson Library on the Bentley Campus) on 9266 7166 or email

LIBRARY WORKSHOPS An introduction for Curtin Graduate School of Business students to essential library resources and services to help you locate scholarly books and journal articles for your research. Discover how to search the library catalogue and locate full text business journals from your desktop. Learn how to use EndNote software to store and manage your references, including the “cite while you write” feature which is useful when preparing assignments. WHEN : TIME: WHERE :

First three Saturdays of Trimester 1: 21, 28 January and 4 February 10.00am – 1.00pm Computer Lab, Level 3 of CGSB

As you will not have direct access to Level 3, please meet in the foyer (ground floor) of CGSB, 78 Murray Street at 9.45am. Latecomers may not be able to be admitted to Level 3 so please be on time. You will need your Student ID to enter and exit the building. You only need to attend one workshop - places are limited so register now Attendance at these CGSB Library Workshops will be credited to your iPortfolio.

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What is a Toastmasters Club? At Toastmasters, members learn by speaking to groups and working with others in a supportive environment in order to improve members’ skills in a range of areas that include preparing speeches, conducting meetings, impromptu speeches and speech evaluation. A typical Toastmasters club is made up of 20 to 30 people who meet regularly. Come learn how to: • • • •

Speak with confidence Think on your feet Lead a meeting Provide constructive feedback

What is Curtin CGSB Toastmasters like? The members of Curtin CGSB Toastmasters come from all walks of life and there is a vast array of nationalities, adding a global flavour to many of the project speeches. The club prides itself as being a friendly learning environment, an ideal venue for anyone to grow from a nervous beginner through to a seasoned performer. Whatever your personal reasons for wishing to join a club, please accept our invitation to visit as a guest and experience the atmosphere. Guests, please notify a committee member if you wish to attend a meeting. Guests can choose to be included in proceedings or simply observe. Come and visit us every second Tuesday from 17 January from 7:00-8:15am at CGSB Toastmasters Club located at 78 Murray Street Perth Room 212 (2nd Floor) Visit: for more information

EXCHANGE OPPORTUNITIES The CGSB is delighted to announce an opportunity for its students to participate in the European Union(EU)/Australian(AU) Joint Mobility Program: SMOG: Sustainable Management for Organisations, Business and Government. This program has been designed to link the CGSB to five other partner universities with educational and research expertise in the fields of economics, business, and sustainable development. Part of this partnership includes an exchange program designed to create an interdisciplinary postgraduate educational, research mobility program in sustainable management for students in postgraduate coursework programs. Over the duration of the project, the European Union(EU)/Australian(AU) university consortium will offer 40 funded exchange opportunities for their most meritorious students. Successful applicants will undertake a course of study with one of the following EU University Partners: Czech Technical University in Prague, Departments of Management and Economics; University of Salford, School of the Built Environment; or the University of Bologna, Faculty of Economics and Business. Curtin’s Australian partners include the University of Sydney, Faculty of Economics and Business and the University of South Australia, Centre for Accounting, Governance and Sustainability. Short listed students will be invited to a collegial interview. Application details and selection criteria can be found on our website: For more information about applying for this exchange program, contact Guy Harris on +61 8 9266 4857.

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FIRST PRIORITY - To protect life by ensuring that all people who may be in danger are warned and made safe. This is your only priority. SECOND PRIORITY - To prevent the spread of the hazard by controlling its extent and minimising its release into the environment. THIRD PRIORITY - To save assets in the area. FOURTH PRIORITY - To eliminate the hazard i.e. eliminate the cause of the emergency.

You are responsible for yourself and for assisting your classmates. The most important element is making sure that everyone gets out of the building, safely & quickly. Know where the primary and secondary exits are (the emergency exit stairs at both ends of the building). Always make sure that your name is on the roll taken at the start of class in order to ensure an accurate head count. Go directly to the assembly point after you evacuate the building. REMAIN CALM. When you reach the assembly point (corner of Murray & Irwin Streets), help check that everyone has assembled. If you notice someone is missing, immediately advise your lecturer. If you do not intend returning to class, notify your lecturer before leaving to ensure that you have not been mistaken as being still in the building.

COMMUNICATIONS Internal Phone ~ Dial 5 External Phone/Mobile 9266-4444 When reporting an emergency, the following information should be included: • Exact nature of the emergency • Exact location (including Building, Level & Room No. where applicable) • Name of person reporting the emergency • Contact number (where applicable)

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CONSIDERATIONS IN AN EVACUATION EVACUATION SIGNAL The sounding of the EWIS evacuation alarm will constitute the evacuation signal in buildings. The alternate evacuation signal will be a fire alarm bell or a verbal directive issued by the appropriate warden or member of staff. Evacuate immediately.

OPENING DOORS -FIRE SAFETY When opening doors (to check a room or leave) in circumstances where a fire is suspected, before opening the door, look for warning signs of a possible fire (e.g. smell, smoke, temperature).

EVACUATION ASSEMBLY AREA The CGSB Evacuation Assembly Area is on Murray Street opposite the intersection of Irwin and Murray Streets. Exit the front of the building and turn left.

PEOPLE STANDING OUTSIDE Be on the alert for persons gathering outside the building -they must be encouraged to move well away from the building to ensure that they do not block exits, obstruct emergency services personnel or expose themselves to secondary hazards.

EXITS & EGRESS ROUTES Go to the nearest safe & unobstructed exit (located at both ends of the building). Use the emergency exit on the ground floor. DO NOT RE-ENTER THE LOBBY. DO NOT USE THE LIFT.

RE-ENTRY TO THE BUILDING Persons are not permitted to re-enter until approval is given by the Emergency Response Officer. Where applicable, staff should re-enter before students.

PERSONAL BELONGINGS Personal belongings such as wallets, handbags, briefcases, keys, mobile phones, etc. should only be taken if they are immediately and safely accessible and will not obstruct egress routes or in any way hinder a person's prompt evacuation from the affected area/building.

PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES -HELPFUL STRATEGIES Persons with disabilities are not necessarily helpless, and can serve as resources for their individual conditions and needs. Discuss with persons who have disabilities how they can best be assisted in an evacuation (e.g. lifting, carrying, escorted from the building). Be involved in the planning process so that if it does become necessary to evacuate, you can directly assist the individual. In an evacuation, when offering assistance, ask the person how you can best help.

PERSONS REFUSING TO LEAVE Don’t refuse – just go. Do not engage in arguments. If persons refuse to comply, Floor Wardens will carry on with their own emergency evacuation duties and report the matter to the Building Warden as soon as possible. Don’t be the one left behind. 'OUT OF THE WAY' PLACES Providing it is safe to do so, particular attention must be paid to toilets, storerooms, offices, etc. where persons could be unaware of an evacuation in progress. If you know someone was headed to the toilets just before the alarm, let the Floor Warden know.

FLOOR WARDENS ARE ASSIGNED TO EACH FLOOR. They will: • Where applicable, deploy persons to prevent access to affected area/building • Ensure people are evacuating • Check designated area/s to ensure all people have evacuated • Report results of evacuation to Building Warden • Assist as required


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Curtin Graduate School of Business Curtin University 78 Murray Street Perth Western Australia 6000 Tel: +61 8 9266 3460 Fax: +61 8 9266 3368 Email: CRICOS Provider Code 00301J (WA), 02637B (NSW)

Curtin Graduate School of Business Orientation - Trimester 1 2012  

Information and links for stuff you need to know as a commencing student at the CGSB.

Curtin Graduate School of Business Orientation - Trimester 1 2012  

Information and links for stuff you need to know as a commencing student at the CGSB.