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
  • Diversity of internal and external environments of the organisation
  • Human behaviour and individual differences of employees
  • Solving problems and making decisions

Module 2: Interpersonal and group processes

  • Understanding and managing inter-group dynamics
  • Communicating effectively in organisational settings
  • 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

Study Period 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

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Discussion board15%
Literature review30%
Case study35%

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

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Fee information


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