Course Title: Leadership and Management Skills

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leadership and Management Skills

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2008


East Gippsland TAFE Bairnsdale


630H Management


Sem 2 2006,
Sem 2 2007


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2007,
Viet3 2007,
Viet1 2008

Course Coordinator: Bernadette Hosking

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 55922

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: City Campus

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

BUSM 1094 Introduction to Organisational Behaviour

Course Description

This course explores and develops the core leadership and management competencies which underpin the work of a manager. It provides the conceptual and practical framework of managerial competencies which will be applied within the management specialisation. The course is based on self-directed, adult learning principles.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

This course enables students to develop their capabilities in the following areas:

  • to take responsibility for their own learning, to set and pursue learning goals and to increase their resourcefulness and self management skills
  • to develop diagnostic, reflective and analytical abilities and the capacity to apply these to projects
  • to strengthen their conceptual capacities and the ability to use these in both informing their practice and taking a critical perspective on it

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • describe theories of leadership and management to understand what is required of leaders and managers and to inform and critically analyse their own practice and that of others in such roles
  • articulate and use a conceptual framework for defining the core leadership and management competencies.
  • use diagnostic tools to identify individual learning needs, to determine desired outcomes and to develop strategies to achieve these outcomes.
  • understand the impact of their personal development on their professional competence through the acquisition of self-management skills.
  • apply a knowledge and skill base relevant to the core competencies.

Overview of Learning Activities

Students will:

  • work through the structured sudy program provided either online or face to face, engaging with the activities, case studies and exercises provided
  • undertake self-directed reading of literature related to management and leadership and apply the knowledge through group discussion (via the discussion board or in class depending on mode) exercises and assessment.
  • undertake self-assessments and seek feedback from peers and colleagues with the aim of increasing self knowledge.
  • apply these conceptual and practical learnings to their own management and leadership development through the assessment tasks 

Overview of Learning Resources

Student learning will be supported by access to:

  • online material - a structured study program or weekly classes depending on mode
  • a recommended text - see Part B course Guide
  • additional references to extend their research and reading - see Part B Course Guide
  • access to extensive library data bases for up to date articles and books in the field of Leadership and Management - see links on DLS site this course
  • discussion board where questions are clarified, issues explored and opportunities for feedback provided

Overview of Assessment

There are three pieces of assessment and EACH MUST BE ATTEMPTED TO PASS THIS COURSE.

In summary:

1. Individual assignment  (Leadership in action)

2. Individual assignment (Leadership Development Strategy )

3. Exam. Exact date will be available later in semester.

Students must achieve an aggregate mark of 50% overall to pass this course.