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Unit Overview


This unit helps students to develop the knowledge and skills required to understand leadership and be an effective leader. These two goals are achieved in parallel by taking students through a five-part series of the leadership process

1. What is leadership and how can you develop it?

2. What do you bring to your role as leader?

3. What is your style and who do you lead?

4. What do you do when you lead?

5. Special topics on leadership

The unit involves learning and application of theories via evidence-based approaches; and in parallel offers the opportunity for students to develop skills in reflection, self-awareness and self-regulation in relation to their own leader development goals. Learning activities include lectures, readings, case-study videos; and a tutorial series that incorporates a variety of activities in including, self-assessment, experiential learning, individual reflection and group discussion.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Management major sequence
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) apply several leadership theories and perspectives to real world leadership challenges; (2) answer practical leadership questions via an evidence-based management approach; (3) demonstrate oral and written communications skills within the topic of leadership

; (4) demonstrate reflective skills in individual and group contexts, and in both oral and written forms; and (5) develop awareness of their own leader identity and their leader development goals and plans.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation; (2) essay; and (3) examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Gillian Yeo
Unit rules
Successful completion of
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMX1135 Organisational Behaviour
or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or MGMX1136 Management and Organisations
Successful completion of
Unit(s) MGMT3302 Leadership and Performance
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials: up to 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.