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Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change

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Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change

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CSU's Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change is designed for managers who are looking for specific skills and knowledge they can utilise as agents of change. With a strong workplace focus, this course provides managers the opportunity for significant career enhancement with skills readily applicable to professional careers.

  • Why study this course?

    In a context of rapid economic and social change, managers are increasingly required to implement transformational change within their organisations. Managing organisational change is the process of planning and implementing change in organisations and minimising employee resistance and loss to the organisation, while simultaneously maximising the effectiveness of the change effort.

    With a focus on the fundamental issues related to change management, students will explore and examine key theoretical and ethical foundations for managing change. These include the role of organisational culture and behaviour, the impact of organisational politics on culture and the management of change, and management of sustainable business.

    CSU has an excellent reputation for providing quality education delivered by dedicated academics with relevant industry experience. Our lecturers are supported by well researched curriculum and teaching methods. Our online educational environment offers a broad range of technological platforms dedicated to teaching and learning in addition to facilitating communication and collaboration among students and academics. Subjects are taught using a range of blended learning techniques which include online education study materials, video-captured lectures, online meetings and subject forums.

    Available online only, the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change is designed and delivered with study flexibility in mind. Students can choose between full-time and part-time study options to fit in with work and lifestyle commitments, or opt to study just one subject per session. Alternatively, following consultation and approval from your Course Director, complete up to four subjects per session which means you can fast-track your degree completion. Having the choice to select the right study path means you can balance study with work or family commitments.

  • Career opportunities

    The skills obtained in the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change are transferrable across many different roles and many different organisations. They are suitable in all types of industry, business, retail, hospitality, medical, services, including government, public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Graduates of the course will be strong managers who have the ability to lead and implement change.

  • Credit and pathways

    Candidates may receive transfer credit for up to 50% of the course for prior study if they can demonstrate that such study was completed at a recognised higher education institution within the last 10 years at the postgraduate level. To apply for credit, candidates are required to submit with their application for admission a certified transcript of results and subject outline/curriculum of those subjects.

    Credit for prior learning and credit for current competencies will be granted to eligible applicants.

    More about Credit

    No special arrangements apply.

  • Workplace learning

    CSU's Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change has a strong workplace focus and will allow you to develop skills and knowledge that can be readily applied in your professional life. The course provides rigorous assignments that have both a theoretical base and a strong practical emphasis. Assessments are designed so that students are able to directly apply their learning to the workplace. These assignments are tremendous learning opportunities which enable students to test their knowledge and ideas, and receive expert feedback.

    It is this focus on application, experimentation and feedback which is essential to developing your business and leadership knowledge and skills.

    In many cases, assignments may require you to act as a consultant or business manager to identify business issues and problems and develop creative solutions to overcome these challenges. Throughout their studies, students may undertake assignments requiring the development of a strategic marketing or management plan for the organisation or identifying human resource management problems and recommending solutions for implementation.

  • Subjects

    The below information is for new students. Current students should select their subjects by checking the Handbook for the year of their enrolment

    Course structure

    The course consists of the following subjects:

    HRM531 Organisational Politics and Culture and Change Management
    HRM552 Organisational Behaviour
    MGT583 Sustainable Management

    Plus one from

    MGT503 Economic and Social Environment
    MGT510 Strategic Management
    MGT540 Management of Change
    MGT553 Project Management
    HRM502 Human Resource Management
    HRM512 Values and Conflict in Organisations
    HRM545 Skills of Conflict Resolution


    Enrolment pattern

    Due to the flexibility of the course, there is no prescribed enrolment pattern. However, it is suggested that students complete the core subjects before choosing their elective subjects. Students should check the Handbook or contact the Course Director for further details.

  • Admission information

    Applicants without a tertiary qualification may be admitted to the Graduate Certificate in Organisational Change on the basis of professional attainment and/or work experience.  Upon successful completion of the Graduate Certificate, students will then be eligible for admission to a number of Masters programs offered by the Faculty of Business, Justice & Behavioural Sciences and receive credit for applicable subjects.

    See standard CSU admission criteria

  • Cost of study

    Fees - please visit the fees and costs page or contact us for current fee information.

    Tax deduction - in some instances a tax deduction may be claimed for self education expenses. Please seek independent qualified taxation advice.

    Free textbook - online students receive one free textbook per subject.

    Alumni discount

    Already studied with CSU? Our 10% Alumni discount applies to this course!
    Find out more

  • Course details

    Campus locations listed for Online students are purely for administrative purposes and have no relevance to the student experience.

    Enrol TypeModeCampusFee typeSession1Session2Session3Admission Code
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPPGYYYOBMO
    DirectDistance EducationBathurstFPOSYYYJBMO

    CGS: Commonwealth Government supported places
    FPPG: Fee-paying postgraduate places
    FPOS: Fee-paying overseas student places
    Admission Code: For your reference if required during your application process
    NO TAC: An admission code is not required for applications to CSU Study Centres
    TEMP: An admission code has not yet been assigned for this course

    Graduation requirements

    To graduate students must satisfactorily complete 32 points (four subjects).

  • How to apply
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    Apply direct to CSU for on campus study at a CSU regional campus, or study by distance education.

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  • About the School
    School of Management and Marketing

    The School of Management and Marketing is a multi-campus school with staff and students on each of the University’s main campuses: Albury-Wodonga; Bathurst; and Wagga Wagga. The School also has many online students from across Australia as well as internationally located.

    Academic staff within the School teach and research in the discipline areas of Management and Marketing and many have extensive business and practical workplace experience that informs their teaching and research.

    We seek to nurture a culture of excellence in teaching, research and professional practice. With a strong focus on quality work-integrated learning and teaching, the School seeks to produce graduates who are highly knowledgeable, insightful, reflective, ethical and workplace capable. The School offers generalist business courses at undergraduate and postgraduate levels, including the Bachelor of Business Studies and the Master of Business Administration (with specialisations). We also offer specialist courses that build core knowledge and skills in particular discipline areas such as Management, Leadership, Organisational Change, Strategy, Human Resource Management and Marketing. Staff in the School are also actively engaged in research and higher degree supervision. Research from our marketing staff has been ranked as internationally significant by Excellence in Research Australia.

  • Preparing for Study

  • Academic expectations

    For each 8 point subject at CSU, students should normally expect to spend between 140-160 hours engaged in the specified learning and assessment activities (such as attending lectures or residential schools, assigned readings, tutorial assistance, individual or group research/study, forum activity, workplace learning, assignments or examinations). The student workload for some subjects may vary from these norms as a result of approved course design.

    Students will be assessed on the basis of completed assignments, examinations, workplace learning, or other methods as outlined in specific subject outlines.

    Where applicable, students are responsible for travel and accommodation costs involved in workplace learning experiences, or attending residential schools (distance education students).

    Expectations relating to academic, workplace learning, time and cost requirements for specific subjects are provided in the subject abstracts and in course materials.

    Throughout their studies, CSU students have a responsibility to continue to develop skills in English Language, literacy and numeracy as appropriate to their discipline. This ongoing development will enable students to effectively participate in their course and graduate as competent professionals.

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