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- Completion of an Australian Bachelor degree (or equivalent) in a similar discipline; OR
- Applicants with a minimum of five years approved work experience will be considered for admission to this course.
Units of study
This course covers four core areas of Change Management. Each unit of study lasts for seven weeks.
For more information about the units of study, download a brochure.
Globally, organisations are adopting agile principles to optimise project delivery and efficiency in the face of rapidly changing conditions.
In this unit, students learn the fundamentals of agile project management (APM) as well as the scrum methodology for managing change projects in dynamic settings. Students will contrast agile and waterfall, learn where APM is most applicable and useful, and assess how agile is leveraged to successfully implement projects on time with an explicit focus on stakeholder requirements.
Students will also consider alternative ways of framing change initiatives either as incremental or transformational events within an organisation to foster new ways of thinking. These effective project management skills prepare them to successfully lead agile project teams, enabling their teams to deliver what their customers want faster and with better quality than traditional project management methods.
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This unit develops contemporary understanding of organisational design, organisational change and development through contextualisation of common challenges for change in both traditional and new organisational forms. Students are challenged through interrogation and critical reflection on practices and theories of critical and conventional theories and models of change. Students will advance their diagnostic skills, competencies and processes in assessing the need for change, and the development, implementation, and evaluation of change strategies at all organisational levels. Solutions to complex change management problems will be derived in a socially and culturally responsible manner, where students will advocate and substantiate recommendations grounded in scholarly literature to demonstrate professional responsibility and accountability.
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The importance of technological change and innovation within organisations has become increasingly critical as businesses struggle to achieve and maintain competitive advantage in a fast changing global market. The speed of technological change has not only brought innovation and efficiency but has also created a challenge for many organisations that still grapple with its complexity. Often the relationship between technological change and organisational change is not comprehended which leads to significant innovations being resisted, becoming victim to competing ideas, or failing to be sustained. This unit of study will help students learn how new technologies are aligned and implemented within organisations to remain competitive. Using insights from case studies and real life examples, students will be able to analyse problems and challenges relating to technological change and design solutions.
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Prescriptions on "best" ways to change organisations are in abundance. Yet what most organisations experience when they attempt to change is not as straightforward as the prescriptions suggest. Change, whether internally generated or externally confronted, is not a neat and clearly marked journey from a present state to a desired state. The complexity that surrounds organisations is not in designing the change journey but in dealing with complex relations with human behaviour. As such, the central debate in the field is, can employee behaviour and attitude be "managed and controlled" during change implementation? This unit will focus on the debate and will provide students with an opportunity to critically evaluate and articulate various models of change and help appreciate the complex and paradoxical nature of managing organisational change. Students will have an opportunity to learn from real life case examples that will include both success and failure stories of managing change. Using insights from the case examples, students will be able to analyse problems and challenges relating to managing change in their own organisation.
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Graduates can undertake a diverse and rewarding career path both locally and overseas. Depending on your career goals and skill set, studying the Graduate Certificate in Change Management with VU Online will open up numerous roles that may interest you:
Typical job titles
- Senior manager
- Change management consultant
- Human resources manager
- Coach or trainer
- Project manager
- Operations and logistics manager
VU Online provides you with the support you need, when you need it, throughout the course. With four layers of student support, our goal is to ensure you succeed in your studies.
Our highly experienced academics understand how to deliver a quality online learning experience and are highly responsive and accessible.
You will also have access to a dedicated Student Success Advisor, who provides motivation and one-on-one personalised assistance with non-academic matters for the duration of the course. You will experience the support of a community through chat, virtual seminars and discussion board activity. Your support network is only a phone call or email away.
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