This unit provides you with an opportunity to understand organisations by examining the drivers and behaviours of its people, the underlying group dynamics, and organisational and leadership processes. These factors influence culture building, social capital development, organisational change and ultimately, organisational effectiveness. An understanding of organisational culture and the way organisations are led is important to our working and personal lives. Employees are likely to participate in a variety of organisations over their lifespans, as workers, citizens, community or family members, and individuals or group members. This unit draws on theoretical frameworks and insights from many disciplines in the social sciences, including management, human resource management, sociology and psychology. At the individual level, the unit deals with topics such as perception, attitudes, values, personality, motivation and performance. At the group level, topics include the nature and management of teams, leaders and leadership, communication, conflict, and decision-making. At the organisational level, topics such as organisational structure, organisational culture, and change are examined. The unit focuses on both personal and organisational development and effectiveness.
|Student Contribution Band||10|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||
There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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|
Each 6-credit Postgraduate 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.
|1. Reflective Practice Assignment||50%|
|2. Case Study||40%|
|3. Online Quiz(zes)||10%|
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%).
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
|Assessment Tasks||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Reflective Practice Assignment||•||•|
|2 - Case Study||•||•|
|3 - Online Quiz(zes)||•||•|
|Graduate Attributes||Learning Outcomes|
|1 - Knowledge||•|
|2 - Communication||•|
|4 - Research||•|
|5 - Self-management||•|
|6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility||•|
|7 - Leadership||•|
|Assessment Tasks||Graduate Attributes|