Course Title: Manage change in a community sector organisation
Part B: Course Detail
Teaching Period: Term1 2014
Course Code: BUSM6454C
Course Title: Manage change in a community sector organisation
School: 365T Global, Urban & Social Studies
Campus: City Campus
Program: C0044 - Vocational Graduate Diploma of Community Sector Management
Course Contact : Bronwyn Tanti
Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 9079
Course Contact Email:firstname.lastname@example.org
Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff
Nominal Hours: 150
Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.
Pre-requisites and Co-requisites
This course describes the knowledge and skills required to foster and implement constructive and beneficial change in a complex organisation. The skills described in this course may be applied across a range of community sector workplace contexts.
This course is delivered and assessed with the following courses - CHCADMIN604B: Manage the finance accounts, resources of an org and CHCORG605B: Manage HR in a community sector organisation
National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria
National Element Code & Title:
CHCORG610B Manage change in a community sector organisation
1. Ensure practices of the organisation are appropriate
1.1 Design and implement processes to regularly review relevance of organisation's philosophy in the light of needs of clients and key stakeholders
2. Respond to change in the community
2.1 Implement appropriate strategies to provide accurate and current information on trends and changes in the community which may impact on the organisation and its clients
3. Initiate and implement organisation change within a planning framework
3.1 Identify changing requirements, initiate opportunities to change policies and practices, and promote to relevant staff, clients and stakeholders
Upon successful completion of this course you will have developed and applied the skills and knowledge required to demonstrate competency in the above elements.
Details of Learning Activities
Essential learning activities will take place during a series of 1 day workshops. You will also be required to undertake independent studies. Some of the learning activities that you will undertake are:
• Analysis of current case studies
• Self- reflection exercises
• Discussion groups relating to theoretical and practice-based topics
• Problem based activities
Reflecting on your own work content is a significant aspect of this course, and you will be given opportunities during the workshops to discuss and think about your practice.
All courses and learning activities will be supported and complemented by RMIT’s learning management tool “blackboard”. You will be required to participate in on line learning activities each month using the discussion board forum.
There are 10 workshops scheduled for this program. This unit is taught and assessed together with CHCADMIN604B: Manage the finance, accounts, resources of an organisation and CHCORG605B: Mange HR in a community sector organisation and will be covered in detail in workshops 7, 8 and 9.
|Workshop||Date||Class Content||Unit(s) of competency and elements|
|7||August 2014||Workforce development|
• HR strategy and planning and link to org wide plans
• HR Issues
Ensuring daily org practice covers:
• Duty of care
• Ethical behavior
• Principles of natural justice
• Budget plan
CHCADMIN604B: Manage the finance, accounts, resources of an organisation
CHCORG605B: Mange HR in a community sector organisation
CHCORG610B; Manage change in a community sector organisation
Robbins, Bergman, Stagg, Coulter; Management 6, Pearson
Additional resources will also be available in the learning management tool “Blackboard”. A set of readings will be made available to you prior to each workshop. A list of program specific resources, including journals and texts that may support you in the program, can also be found on the link to the RMIT library in “Blackboard”.
Overview of Assessment
Assessment will include a written assessment, workplace visit and blackboard discussion
This unit is assessed by completion of the following tasks:
- A research report focusing on change in the sector.
- A blackboard discussion focusing on a change implemented by you within your organsiation.
Full details of these assessment tasks can be found on the Blackboard shell for the program
The assessment matrix demonstrates alignment of assessment tasks with the relevant unit of competency. These are available from the program co-ordinator.
Assessment Tasks Submission Cover Sheet
You must complete a submission cover sheet for every piece of submitted work, including online submissions. This signed sheet acknowledges that you are aware of the plagiarism implications.
It is strongly advised that you attend all workshops in order to engage in the required learning activities, ensuring the maximum opportunity to gain the competency.
You will receive verbal and written feedback by teacher on your work. This feedback also includes suggestions on how you can proceed to the next stage of developing your competency. Information regarding student feedback can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=9pp3ic9obks7
Monitoring academic progress is an important enabling and proactive strategy to assist you to achieve your learning potential. The Student progress policy can be found at:
Special consideration Policy (Late Submission)
All assessment tasks are required to be completed to a satisfactory level. If you are unable to complete any piece of assessment by the due date, you will need to apply for an extension. Information regarding application for special consideration can be found at: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=g43abm17hc9w
Academic Integrity and Plagiarism
RMIT University has a strict policy on plagiarism and academic integrity. For more information on this policy go to Academic Integrity Web site: http://www.rmit.edu.au/browse;ID=kw02ylsd8z3n
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