Course Title: Leading for Change

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Leading for Change

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2012


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2017,
Viet2 2017


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh3 12


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


630H Management


Offsh1 17

Course Coordinator: Nuttawuth Muenjohn

Course Coordinator Phone: 03 9925 5109

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The course focuses on various theories and models of leadership and change management in organisations. You will learn to critically evaluate theories and models and apply them in contemporary workplace situations.

You will learn to analyse, and comprehend, both planned and unplanned change that impact on the leadership of an organisation. The course explores the psychological, behavioural, structural and cultural issues that leaders face when dealing with change as well as the knowledge and skills required when managing transition in a changing work environment.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically evaluate and explain the relevance of a range of Leadership and Change Management concepts and approaches to a variety of organisational situations through classroom activity/assessment;
  2. Identify, and knowledgably discuss current issues in leadership and change management through classroom discussion/activity;
  3. Apply learning to contemporary workplace situations, especially through the use of diagnostic tools and models to explore underlying organizational and behavioural issues that may affect the leadership role and organisational change processes;
  4. Demonstrate and apply understanding of the management competencies needed in Leadership and Change Management;
  5. Understand the importance of lifelong learning through self-reflection, self-assessment and personal development in the areas of leadership and change management

Overview of Learning Activities

The course may comprise:

  • Lectures;
  • Group discussions and debates;
  • Group and individual research and presentations;
  • In-class and online activities and experiential exercises;
  • Guided reading;
  • Feedback opportunities on, and self-assessment of, leadership and change agency competencies and skills.

You may work both individually, and/or in groups, and may make class-room presentations. This course will provide you with opportunities to receive industry, community or practitioner feedback on your learning activities or assessment tasks.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1,2,3,4

Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1,2,5
Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1,3,4,5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.