HRMT20028 - Organisational Change Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

To survive in an increasingly competitive and dynamic environment, managers need to create innovative, change-ready organisations that are able to thrive and maximise their performance. This unit develops an understanding of organisational change, its antecedents, and its management and evaluation. Based on the concepts of strategic alignment, students examine organisational change from multiple frames or perspectives, at the organisational level. This unit critically examines organisational change and development aspects in its different forms and change management strategies for creating and sustaining innovative organisations. The unit seeks to develop diagnostic and prescriptive skills in relation to the management of organisational change while also encouraging the adoption of a critical perspective of the field. If you have successfully completed the unit HRMT20019 you should not enrol in this unit.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
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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Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2023

Term 2 - 2023 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. Online Quiz(zes) 25%
2. Written Assessment 35%
3. Written Assessment 40%

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 2 - 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 41.8% 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 In-class informal feedback Teaching Team Feedback
Some students indicated that the Assessment 1, On-Line Tests did not allow enough time to read and respond to the multi-choice questions.
Increase the On-line Test times by 10 minutes each.
Action Taken
Online quizzes were replaced by an online class-test. Students were given the opportunity to complete a practice class-test, prior to attempting the real test.
Source: 'Have Your Say' survey
Relating to real-world examples to explain theory and concepts
Students have highly commended the use of real-life scenarios to explain change management related theory and concepts. It is therefore recommended to continue incorporation of real world scenarios and examples in the future.
Action Taken
Source: Self reflection
Assessment support - Despite provision of detailed assessment task descriptions, marking rubrics, and guidance videos, some students struggle to understand assessment requirements and formats
Where appropriate, provision of exemplar assessments is recommended. Such effort will supplement detailed assessment task descriptions, marking rubrics, and guidance videos already provided in the unit.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically analyse organisational change and development theories and associate organisational change as an element of organisational development;
  2. compare and contrast an organisation’s internal and external environmental forces which affect organisational change initiatives;
  3. critically consider alternative approaches to implementation of change within an organisation;
  4. assess and discuss the role of managerial leadership within an organisation wide change initiative, plan and implementation process; and
  5. evaluate process and success measures of change management in organisational contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
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 8