3 x 6-hour intensive workshops per semester
1 Admission into MDS-Master of Disability Studies
1a Admission into MEDEC-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies)
1b Admission into MEDECP-Master of Education (Early Childhood Studies) [1.5 years]
1c Admission into GCPP-Graduate Certificate in Public Policy
1d Admission into MPP-Master of Public Policy
1e Admission into GCPSM-Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management
1f Admission into MPA-Master of Public Administration
1g Admission into GCOL-Graduate Certificate in Organisational Learning
1h Admission into MPM-Master of Public Sector Management
1i Admission into MEDCP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac)
1j Admission into MEDER-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment)
1k Admission into MEDGE-Master of Education (Gifted Education)
1l Admission into MEDIB-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate)
1m Admission into MEDLM-Master of Education (Leadership and Management)
1n Admission into MEDSA-Master of Education (Studies of Asia)
1o Admission into MEDSE-Master of Education (Special Education)
1p Admission into MEDWS-Master of Education
1q Admission into GCELM-Graduate Certificate in Education (Leadership and Management)
1r Admission into GCEWS-Graduate Certificate in Education
1s Admission into MEDLMOS-Master of Educational Leadership and Management
1t Admission into MEDCPP-Master of Education (Cog Psych & Educational Prac) [1.5 years]
1u Admission into MEDERP-Master of Education (Ed Research, Evaluation and Assessment) [1.5 years]
1v Admission into MEDGEP-Master of Education (Gifted Education) [1.5 years]
1w Admission into MEDIBP-Master of Education (International Baccalaureate) [1.5 years]
1x Admission into MEDSEP-Master of Education (Special Education) [1.5 years]
1y Admission into MEDLMP-Master of Education (Leadership and Management) [1.5 years]
1z Admission into MEDSAP-Master of Education (Studies of Asia) [1.5 years]
1{ Admission into MEDWSP-Master of Education [1.5 years]
1| Admission into MDPP-Master of Disability Policy and Practice
1} Admission into MDPPA-Master of Disability Policy and Practice [1.5 years]
1~ Admission into MEDWM-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health)
1 Admission into MEDWMP-Master of Education (Wellbeing and Positive Mental Health) [1.5 years]
2 Admission into BAMTEC-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood)
2a Admission into BAMTPR-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2b Admission into BAMTS-Bachelor of Arts, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2c Admission into BGSCMTPR-Bachelor of General Science, Master of Teaching (Primary)
2d Admission into BLANGMTS-Bachelor of Languages, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
2e Admission into BSCMTS-Bachelor of Science, Master of Teaching (Secondary)
3 108 units of study
Must Satisfy: (((1 or 1a or 1b or 1c or 1d or 1e or 1f or 1g or 1h or 1i or 1j or 1k or 1l or 1m or 1n or 1o or 1p or 1q or 1r or 1s or 1t or 1u or 1v or 1w or 1x or 1y or 1z or 1{ or 1| or 1} or 1~ or 1)) or ((2 or 2a or 2b or 2c or 2d or 2e) and 3))
Enrolment not permitted
EDES9625 has been successfully completed
Assumed knowledge
Familiarity with strategic planning such as can be obtained in EDUC8601 Strategic Thinking and Planning in Education.
Topic description

This topic explores the ways that knowledge is conceptualised and managed in organisations with a view to increasing organisational learning and knowledge retention. The various forms of knowledge are considered and the strategic value of those forms is investigated. The topic opens a lens on organisational life that is critical for leaders of knowledge work to understand.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Explore the different dimensions and characteristics of knowledge within organisations
  • Students will investigate different forms of organisational knowledge generation, retention and communication
  • Understand how knowledge strategies affect the diffusion and harnessing of knowledge
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Explain the knowledge-based theory of organisations and different aspects of knowledge
  2. Construct models of knowledge retention structures, both explicit and tacit, used by organisations
  3. Formulate strategies to optimally utilise the knowledge in their workplace

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.