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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Clayton Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Singapore Term 4 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Zane Ma Rhea & Dr Nicholas Allix


This unit focuses on the theory and practice of managing change in a range of organisational contexts. As means for achieving effective change, particular consideration is given to strategies for managing the effective development of organisational and human resource capability. Topics include understanding the nature of organisations, and practices associated with managing people, and issues power and authority in a complex globalised context. Human responses to change are also examined, and a variety of processes concerned with decision-making, problem-solving, organisational learning and knowledge management are explored and evaluated.


Upon successful completion of this unit, students should have:

  • acquired a detailed knowledge and understanding of the major trends in theories of organisations;
  • an understanding and critical appreciation of new organisational forms and organisational processes;
  • skills in devising a range of strategies and approaches to change management, team leadership and the enhancement of team-based and organisation-wide learning; and
  • knowledge and skills required to formulate their own understandings of management and change in the light of their own organisational practices.


2 Essays (2 x 4000 words): 50% each - Totalling 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Zane Ma Rhea

Contact hours

6 seminars x 4 hours (one session per week - compulsory)
5 tutorials x 3 hours (on weeks when seminars not offered - optional)