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Organisational Behaviour (11189.2)

Level: Level 2 - Undergraduate Intermediate Unit
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands:

Band 3 2013-2020 (Expires 31 Dec 2020) Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021) Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)

Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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This unit is designed to assist students in gaining an understanding of the theories and concepts relating to individual and group attitudes and behaviour at work. The unit looks at concepts such as perception, attitude, mood and emotions, decision-making, leadership, power and organisational politics. Student gain a better appreciation of the challenges of managing people in contemporary organisations.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the theory and concepts of organisational behaviour including developments in this field of study;

2. Apply dimensions of the competencies and behaviours of a professional including being a culture and change leader and curate evidence for a learning portfolio, reflect critically on learning and development relevant to the student's professional life;

3. Apply and advocate for elements of sound ethical principles and the use of an array of HR metrics in evidence decision-making associated with key aspects of organisational behaviour;

4. Explain the factors driving organisational change, changes in the future of work and the workforce (including inclusion, ICT and internationalisation) and discuss the implications for organisational behaviour in the workplace;

5. Explain research in organisational behaviour and its application in a selected organisational context and identify how positive organisational behaviour can enhances employee wellbeing and job performance; and

6. Demonstrate clearly in writing the results of research and analysis of organisational behaviour in a dynamic organisational context.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

One 3 hour on-campus interactive workshop and an online lecture per week.





Assumed Knowledge

Understanding of the basic theories and concepts of management.

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Equivalent Units

7878 Organisational Behaviour

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