Organisational Skills 2

    Unit code: APP2024 | Study level: Undergraduate
    (Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
    Footscray Park
    APP1015 - Organisational Skills 1
    (Or equivalent to be determined by unit coordinator)


    This unit of study extends students' theoretical understanding and skill development in areas relevant to working within an organisational setting. Students will have the opportunity to critically examine theory relating to group dynamics and processes and reflect on the applicability of these theoretical concepts when completing group activities and assignments. Other topics that will be examined in this unit include cooperation and conflict, implementing change, power dynamics, and the organisational contextualisation of decision-making processes.

    Learning Outcomes

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

    1. Reflect on intra and inter-group processes including communication, decision-making, conflict and co-operation and the use and abuse of power;
    2. Review the process of organisational change, resistance to change and effective organisational development interventions;
    3. Work collaboratively in demonstrating group project skills and critically reflect on group member performance; and
    4. Critique the real world applicability of group process and organisational behaviour research.


    For Melbourne campuses

    Assessment type: Presentation
    Grade: 30%
    Group presentation on volunteering at an organisation (20 minutes) and A4 flyer
    Assessment type: Journal
    Grade: 20%
    Reflective journal on group presentation and seminars (Two parts, 800 words in total)
    Assessment type: Report
    Grade: 50%
    Report on organisational skills topic that includes gaining an employee's perspective on the topic. (Two parts,1800 words in total)

    Required reading

    Recommended readings will be listed on VU Collaborate.

    As part of a course

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