Course Title: Management Issues

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Management Issues

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


365H Global, Urban and Social Studies


Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014

Course Coordinator: Dr Sharon Andrews

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 8239

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 37.2

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course explores current issues in management and leadership in government, not-for-profit and non-government organisations. Drawing on organisational theories and research, the course enables you to develop the conceptual frameworks and skills required to analyse organisational contexts, management practices and personal actions.

Workshops will focus on topics including managing in the current political climate, futures thinking and direction-setting, employee participation, organisational diagnostics, work process design and people management.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Apply your knowledge of people management theory in social policy and human services organisations
  • Apply strategic and futures thinking to the challenges and issues facing public and community sector organisations
  • Apply policies, procedures and techniques for developing inclusive workplaces

Overview of Learning Activities

The course is based around a series of interactive workshops. Expert practitioners and guest lectures will be incorporated where relevant, as will the management experience and expertise of students.

Overview of Learning Resources

Required readings and other course materials will be made available on the Blackboard site for this course, accessible via myRMIT.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on the above learning outcomes and capabilities. Learning will be demonstrated through assignments which may include both written work and in-class or on-line activities. Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

  • If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program coordinator or the Disability Liaison Unit if you would like to find out more.
  • A student charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT student as well as those of your teachers.
  • Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: