SCU OnlineStudy Period 1,4Study Period 1,4

Unit description

This unit aims to develop knowledge and skills in change management and organisational development suited to HR practitioners, middle or senior management and those involved in internal or external organisational consulting. There is an emphasis on practical skills and ethical practice supported by research.

Unit content

Topic 1: Why organisations change: turbulent times, innovation and the changing workplace

Topic 2: Diagnosis for change

Topic 3: Planning and preparing the change

Topic 4: People and culture

Topic 5: Implementing change

Topic 6: Sustaining the change

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 1

  • Hayes, J, 2018, The Theory and Practice of Change, 5th edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781352001235.

Study Period 4

  • Hayes, J, 2018, The Theory and Practice of Change, 5th edn, Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN: 9781352001235.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

SCU Online (intensive)

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study20%
Reflective writing30%
Discussion board15%

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