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Unit Overview


This unit introduces students to theories of organisational change and methodologies for managing organisational change in Australia. The theories include organisational development (OD); OD consulting; organisational transformation (OT); the impact of the environment on the organisation; and new wave contemporary theories. Methodologies include managing responses to change; creating readiness for change; and adaptive organisational strategies and capabilities. The theories and methodologies are reinforced through analysis of case studies designed to strengthen students' analytical and problem-solving skills.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 3 option in the Management major sequence
  • Level 3 elective

Students are able to (1) recognise the issues, problems and opportunities arising from organisational change; (2) demonstrate an understanding of various change theories, models and frameworks, their relevant foundations and strengths and weaknesses; (3) understand the skills and abilities required to be an effective change facilitator; (4) develop reflective and evaluative skills as change facilitators; (5) apply change models and concepts and research skills to real-life organisational change in a case study; and (6) identify the abilities and skills required to effectively facilitate innovation.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tutorial participation ; (2) case study ; 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)
Dr Benita Hube
Unit rules
any two Level 2 units in the Management major
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: 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.