Unit description

Critically analyses the concept of leadership and reviews the prominent theories, models and contemporary themes and issues. Students will examine leadership practices and styles and apply a range of techniques used to evaluate leadership effectiveness.

Unit content

Topic 1: What is leadership? 
Topic 2: Ethical leadership 
Topic 3: The trait and behavioural approaches to leadership 
Topic 4: Contemporary approaches to leadership 
Topic 5: Leadership and power 
Topic 6: Leadership and influence 
Topic 7: Leading teams 
Topic 8: Leadership and organisational change 
Topic 9: Leadership, culture and diversity 
Topic 10: Designing and leading a learning organisation.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Teaching and assessment


Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1

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