Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitSchool of Social Science, South Africa
OfferedSouth Africa Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mr M Ntantiso


The unit covers some of the core concepts concerned with the behaviour of people in organisations, including topics such as approaches to organisations, work motivation, leadership, organisational change and development and organisational culture. It also explores certain core psychological concepts concerned with the dynamics between people and organisations including employee needs, employee attitudes and employee values. In addition, the use of vocational assessment inventories to determine career choice and selection is examined.


On completion of the unit, the students will be able to:

  1. Discuss the core concepts and terms adopted and investigated by industrial and organisational psychologists.
  2. Explain the legislative framework governing industrial relations in South Africa.
  3. Describe vocational assessment inventories.
  4. Discuss the purpose and limits of employment interviews.
  5. Appraise the practical application of industrial/organisation psychology principles in the workplace.


Lecture topic quizzes: 10%
Class participation assignments: 10%
Critical thinking exercises: 30%
Examination: 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hours lecture contact for 12 weeks
2 hours tutorials contact for 10 weeks
8 hours for private study, including reading of prescribed and recommended literature, review of and familiarisation with a wider range of publications on the core content topics of the unit, work on assignments, preparation for class discussions and presentations.

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