1 x 2-hour lecture weekly
1 x 50-minute tutorial weekly
Topic description

This topic explains the roles and functions of managers; management and leadership styles; organisational structures; theories of organisational behaviour: perception, personality, communication, motivation; the formation and development of groups and teams; handling conflict and change.

Educational aims

This topic aims to introduce students to the core theories of organisational behaviour and management that underpin and influence contemporary Human Resource Management practices.

Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the building blocks of organisational behaviour
  2. Apply organisational behaviour principles to business scenarios
  3. Understand the importance of organisational behaviour
  4. Identify strategies to enhance organisational behaviour
  5. Work effectively in a team and manage team dynamics in a professional manner

Key dates and timetable

(1), (2)

Each class is numbered in brackets.
Where more than one class is offered, students normally attend only one.

Classes are held weekly unless otherwise indicated.


If you are enrolled for this topic, but all classes for one of the activities (eg tutorials) are full,
contact your College Office for assistance. Full classes frequently occur near the start of semester.

Students may still enrol in topics with full classes as more places will be made available as needed.

If this padlock appears next to an activity name (eg Lecture), then class registration is closed for this activity.

Class registration normally closes at the end of week 2 of each semester.

Classes in a stream are grouped so that the same students attend all classes in that stream.
Registration in the stream will result in registration in all classes.
  Unless otherwise advised, classes are not held during semester breaks or on public holidays.