Management of Change - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP4
  • Availability for 2017: SP2 , SP4
  • Assessment: Assessment (100%)

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,040.00
International 3,280.00

This unit focuses on management of organisational change, as a strategy for creating sustainable organisations. As the pace of change accelerates across organisations, occupational health and safety practitioners need to understand how to conceptualise and develop change initiatives and work collaboratively with leaders to drive change. Critical to this is the ability to evaluate organisational cultures and to support leaders by developing strategies to influence the workplace culture to achieve ethical outcomes such as work health and safety performance and sustainable growth. Understanding the complexities of designing and implementing change initiatives requires careful and rigorous analysis of organisational systems, processes and behaviours.

The unit will help you build these capabilities by discussing how change effects organisations, the most common types of organisational change, as well as management tools and techniques required as an organisation, business unit or work processes pass through various stages of the change cycle. The unit also provides you with the opportunity to integrate theory and practice in managing change using contemporary research and reflection upon your own experiences.

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

  1. Critique different frameworks, philosophies and theories for organisational change management
  2.  Formulate organisational change diagnoses which identify organizational and behavioural issues that may affect implementation of change processes
  3. Develop change intervention strategies that apply at an individual level, group level or organisational level and which lead to sustainable organisational outcomes which build the common good
  4. Transfer complex knowledge and ideas by effectively applying written and oral communication skills
  5. Analyse the impact of change on employee working conditions and employee contributions to the change management process.
  • Assessment (100%)

Do not enrol into this unit if you have successfully completed OHSE622. Refer to Transition Arrangements.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

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This unit addresses the following topics.

1Perspectives on change
2Change agents and change leadership
3Models of change
4Diagnosing change
5Change Interventions
6Ethics, social and sustainability issues
7Organizational culture
8Building commitment: Receptivity and resistance to change
9Communicating change
10Change planning and implementation
11Measuring and monitoring change

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

Online materials

  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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