Unit aim

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 1

  • Robbins, SP, Judge, TA, Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.

Session 3

  • Robbins, SP Judge, TA Millett, B & Boyle, M, 2014, Organisational Behaviour, 7th edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest, Australia. ISBN: 9781442558786.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

Melbourne

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

Online

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Workshop on-site
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%

Sydney

Teaching method
Lecture on-site 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Literature review35%
Case study35%
Exam: closed book30%
Notice

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

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