AGRI12003 - Leadership and People Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Leading and managing human capital has become an increasingly important factor in farm profitability and competitiveness. This unit is focused on theories, models and practical frameworks for effective and strategic leadership of teams in the agricultural workplace. You will learn about individual differences, group dynamics, team building, communication, influencing skills and performance management, and you will be exposed to a range of tools and techniques to assist with developing and leading high-performance teams.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite

AGRI11006 People Management

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2020

Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Bundaberg
Emerald
Online
Rockhampton

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Practical Assessment 40%
2. Written Assessment 60%

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%).

Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 20% response rate.

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Source: Have Your Say (Moodle Unit Evaluation)
Feedback
The high level of engagement during lectures and tutorials, and also one-on-one consultations and conversations with the lecturer was the best aspect of the unit.
Recommendation
Maintain this activity
Action Taken
The same high level of student engagement was maintained in 2020. This is demonstrated from the following quote extracted from the student survey" "........ makes the topic of leadership interesting and is very engaging to listen to".
Source: Have Your Say (Moodle Unit Evaluation)
Feedback
Extra reading materials on leadership roles
Recommendation
More reading materials will be made available
Action Taken
More learning materials (e.g. videos were provided).
Source: Have Your Say (Moodle Unit evaluation)
Feedback
The unit was interesting and engaging
Recommendation
Not required due to final offering
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Have Your Say (Moodle Unit evaluation)
Feedback
Lectures/tutorials too long (but informative and engaging)
Recommendation
Not required due to final offering
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate appropriate interpersonal behaviour.
  2. Employ appropriate leadership techniques, adapting your style to suit different situations and team requirements.
  3. Use capacity building techniques to influence team members and maximise performance.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Practical Assessment
2 - Written Assessment