Course Title: Contribute to organisation development

Part A: Course Overview

Program: C6143

Course Title: Contribute to organisation development

Portfolio: BUS

Nominal Hours: 60.0

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.

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education

Face-to-Face or Internet

Course Contact: Sylvia Baroutis

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 5469

Course Contact Email:

Course Description

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to contribute to the creation of an organisation development plan which ensures that the organisation will become more effective over time in achieving its goals.

It applies to individuals with organisation wide responsibilities who are critically involved in shaping and focussing the organisation so that it can adapt to new technologies, challenges and markets.

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


National Competency Codes and Titles

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development


1. Develop organisation development plan

2. Implement organisation development activities

3. Maintain organisation development program

Learning Outcomes

Overview of Assessment

In order to achieve competency in this unit, you must provide:

Performance Evidence

 Evidence of the ability to: 

  • analyse information and data about the organisation and develop an organisation development plan including:
  • agreed objectives
  • change management and communications strategies
  • identified roles
  • implement the development plan including:
    • developing the team
    • managing conflict
    • solving problems
  • consult and communicate effectively with relevant stakeholders to:
    • determine agreed objectives and outcomes
    • manage conflict
    • monitor and promote participation in and support for the development activities
  • evaluate the development plan and make adjustments as appropriate.

Knowledge Evidence

To complete the unit requirements safely and effectively, you must:

  • explain how to maximise participation in and support for organisation development including strategies or techniques for:
    • change management
    • consultation
    • evaluating the process and outcomes
    • generating ideas and options
    • managing conflict and resolving problems
  • outline theories of organisational behaviour and dynamics relevant to planning and implementing organisational development
  • explain the impact of legislation on organisational development and change
  • list aspects of organisation culture that can affect organisation development and explain how to address them in planning and implementation.

 Assessment Conditions

Assessment must be conducted in a safe environment where evidence gathered demonstrates consistent performance of typical activities experienced in the management and leadership field of work and include access to:

  • relevant legislation and regulation
  • workplace documentation and resources
  • case studies and, where possible, real situations
  • interaction with others.

You are advised that you are likely to be asked to personally demonstrate your assessment work to your teacher to ensure that the relevant competency standards are being met.


Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or online discussions.  You are encouraged to ask and answer questions during class time and online sessions so that you can obtain feedback on your understanding of the concepts and issues being discussed. Finally, you can email or arrange an appointment with your teacher to gain more feedback on your progress.

You should take note of all feedback received and use this information to improve your learning outcomes and final performance in the course.