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LocationDomesticInternational
Gold CoastSession 1,3Session 1,3
MelbourneSession 1Session 1,3
Melbourne - The Hotel SchoolSession 3Session 3
OnlineSession 1,3Session 1,3
PerthN/ASession 1,3
SydneyN/ASession 1,3
Sydney - The Hotel SchoolSession 3Session 3

Unit description

This unit introduces students to work and worker behaviour; behaviour at work; group and organisational behaviour; links between behaviour and organisational restructure; tasks and job design; administrative hierarchy; job satisfaction and worker adjustment; stress and other factors related to the environment of work; values associated with work behaviour.  

Unit content

 Module 1: Organisations and the individual

  • Management and organisational behaviour: an overview
  • Linking attitudes to workplace behaviour
  • Personality and values: understanding individual worker differences
  • Perception and decision-making
  • Motivation in the workplace

Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes

  • Understanding and managing inter-group dynamics
  • Managing collaboration and conflict

Module 3: The organisational system

  • Organisational structure and design
  • Organisational culture and ethical behaviour
  • Managing organisational change and development.

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.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1critically analyse the determinants of workplace behaviour Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
2discuss how organisational effectiveness is influenced by diversity of the internal and external environment Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence
3apply problem solving and decision making techniques to the organisational contextIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
4describe the processes associated with effective communication, motivation, and managing people through collaboration and conflict in an organisational contextIntellectual rigourKnowledge of a discipline
5evaluate and discuss issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.Intellectual rigourKnowledge of a disciplineCultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. critically analyse the determinants of workplace behaviour
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  2. discuss how organisational effectiveness is influenced by diversity of the internal and external environment
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. apply problem solving and decision making techniques to the organisational context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  4. describe the processes associated with effective communication, motivation, and managing people through collaboration and conflict in an organisational context
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
  5. evaluate and discuss issues relevant to the study of organisational design, culture and change.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • It is expected that students will have access to a copy of the prescribed text (either hardcopy or electronic) throughout the session: Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Edwards, M, Sandiford, P, Fitzgerald, M & Hunt, J., 2020, Organisational Behaviour, 9th edn, Pearson, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 978-1-4886-2068-3.

  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Quiz30%
Critical review20%
Exam: closed book50%
Notice

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

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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International

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