COIT20252 - Business Process Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In an increasingly complex and volatile business environment, efficient business processes are core to an organisation and its business partners in order to accomplish organisational goals. Managing business processes is vital to the designing and managing of organisations. This unit introduces you to the concepts of Business Process Management (BPM) and workflow within organisations. More specifically, this unit outlines concepts, methodologies and phases of BPM, with applicability to a wide range of domains. During the term, you are required to apply techniques to assess and recommend organisational processes. In addition, you will evaluate current business processes and propose improvements that align with organisational strategy. This unit provides you with the skills required to develop a report that: defines and models streamlined business processes; recommends improvements and sustainable practices; and identifies potential organisational change issues.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level Not Applicable
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Pre-requisites: COIT20250 e-Business Systems

Anti-requisites: COIT20235 Business Process Modelling

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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Term 2 - 2019 Profile

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 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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Portfolio 30%
2. Presentation 20%
3. Written Assessment 50%

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 Procedures for more details of interim results and final grades

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.7 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 58.54% 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: Students via the Moodle Evaluation.
An overall high satisfaction with the unit content and structure.
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Action Taken
Source: Student (Moodle Evaluation)
Students continue to express an overall high satisfaction with the unit content and structure.
Continue to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Action Taken
Continued to foster the current learning and teaching environment.
Source: Student (Moodle Evaluation)
Reduction in the number of assessments.
The unit is structured to scaffold learning throughout the term. There are currently 3 assessments - ePortfolios (4), blog posts(3) and a case study report, which are meant to enable a higher level of thinking and enhance learning potential. Consider introducing presentations.
Action Taken
Blogs eliminated and presentations introduced.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Define and describe the core concepts of business process management in organisations
  2. Distinguish between various methods, tools and techniques used for process identification, modelling and redesign
  3. Apply appropriate techniques to model and interpret existing 'as-is' against possible 'to-be' process scenarios
  4. Identify and evaluate organisational change issues that may arise owing to implementing new business processes and propose solutions
  5. Demonstrate team work and communication skills through case study analysis and presentation.

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) recognises the Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA). SFIA is in use in over 100 countries and provides a widely used and consistent definition of ICT skills. SFIA is increasingly being used when developing job descriptions and role profiles. ACS members can use the tool MySFIA to build a skills profile at

This unit contributes to the following workplace skills as defined by SFIA (codes included):

  • Information Analysis (INAN)
  • Business Analysis (BUAN)
  • Research (RSCH)
  • Business Process Improvement (BPRE)
  • Requirements Definition and Management (REQM)
  • Business Modelling (BSMO)
  • Change Management (CHMG)
  • Technical Specialism (TECH)
  • Stakeholder Relationship Management (RLMT)
  • Business Risk Management (BURM)

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Portfolio
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment