This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to apply organisational leadership in change management through influencing and shaping an organisational culture that is receptive to and embraces the opportunities for change.

The unit includes influencing organisational culture, anticipating change and providing strategic leadership in change management.

It applies to people who use cognitive and creative skills to review, critically analyse, consolidate and synthesise knowledge, in order to generate ideas and provide solutions to complex problems. They use communication skills to demonstrate their understanding of theoretical concepts and to transfer knowledge and ideas to others.

Unit details

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Vocational and further education (TAFE)
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Assessment tasks will be designed to reinforce and extend knowledge and skill competence within set and controlled parameters in accordance with each unit's learning outcomes and performance criteria requirements, including the setting of work based practical application tasks designed to provide evidence of competence outcomes, within periodic and scheduled timelines. Students will be expected to demonstrate the following required skills: - plan and implement a strategic review of organisational culture in an organisation and develop a vision for the future; - research and anticipate the likelihood of change for the organisation; - identify, support and promote the advantages of change to stakeholders by communication, role modelling and celebrating success; - embed change management into organisational policies, procedures and practices including recruitment, training, procurement and resourcing, and; - implement and monitor change management in a continuous improvement cycle.Students will also be expected to demonstrate the following knowledge: - explain change management models and current best practice; - give examples of change management leadership strategies; - outline the effects of change and ways to ensure strategic advantage; - list the key factors driving change in the internal and external operating environment of the business and community; - outline organisational goals, policies, procedures and guidelines relevant to change management, and; - outline the relevant legislative and regulatory context of the organisation as it relates to change management.

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