Managing Organisation Policy
Equip yourself with the know-how to manage the core totems of organisational policy.Study human resources, employment relations and work health and safety policies. Explore program theory. Draw on proven frameworks and theoretical literature.
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- 14 Mar 2022
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- recognise the need to engage stakeholders in program/policy development
- understand key issues and stages in developing program theory
- appreciate the theories of change that underpin programs and policies
- develop outcome chains and program matrices
- devise success criteria for monitoring outcome performance
- identify and ameliorate barriers to program success
- draw logic models to show structure and purpose of programs
- develop a monitoring and evaluation plan.
- MODULE 1 - OVERVIEW
- The essence of program theory
- MODULE 2 ASSESS YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES
- Uses, situation and intervention
- MODULE 3 DEVELOPING PROGRAM THEORY
- Processes to identify or develop a program theory
- Develop a theory of change
- Develop a theory of action
- MODULE 4 REPRESENTING PROGRAM THEORY
- Representing program theory
- Critiquing program theory
- MODULE 5 MONITORING AND EVALUATION
- Developing a monitoring and evaluation plan
- Causal inference
- Synthesis and reporting
- MODULE 6 CONSOLIDATION
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- Other requirements -
One of the central functions of workforce management executives is to develop human resource (HR), employment relations (ER) and work health and safety (WHS) policies and programs. The aim of this subject is to equip students with the skills and knowledge to effectively devise, implement and evaluate HR, ER and WHS organisational policies, programs and initiatives.
The subject draws on the evaluation and program theory literature to provide a practical framework that students can apply to plan, implement and monitor policies and programs in the not-for-profit, private and government sectors.
A key learning objective of the subject is the importance of evaluating whether policies and programs are achieving their intended outcomes. Stating desired outcomes at the commencement of the program makes it possible to develop success measures to monitor performance. Periodically, programs also need to be evaluated to assess whether they are achieving the desired outcomes or not.
An underlying theme of the subject is that almost all policies and programs are based on an implicit or explicit theory of change. Learning to recognise and articulate the underlying change theory will enable program designers and evaluators to better identify the causes of program success and failure.
- Online Discussion (20%)
- Project (60%)
- Online multiple choice quiz (20%)
Current study term: 13 Mar 22 to 10 Jun 22
Check the learning management system (LMS) of your university for textbook details.
Master of Employment Relations
- Standard Program
- Program with Advanced Standing