Leadership Practice and Skills

MGT30008 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Online, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning. For Online unit delivery, learning is conducted exclusively online.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Sep 21

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 3

8 Nov 21 - 13 Feb 22

8 Mar 22

Last self enrolment:
21 Nov 21

3 Dec 21

Last withdraw without fail:
31 Dec 21

Aims and objectives

This unit aims to introduce key theories and debates relating to leadership traits, behaviours and approaches to influencing organisational culture and outcomes. Different models of leadership are explored using a case based comparative perspective. The unit will draw from challenges dealt with in the private sector, public sector, not-for-profit and non-government organisations. It will provide students with theoretical frameworks to critique the parameters of leadership with respect to building robust organisational culture. This includes responsiveness to issues of risk mitigation, decision making, sound governance and stewardship of resources both physical, and human, in increasingly complex and changing organisational environments
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Understand the evolution of key leadership theories and critique these theories
2. Apply key leadership theories at the organisational and individual level in a range of contexts
3. Develop the capacity to shape an ethical and inclusive organisational culture through shared meaning and values
4. Develop leadership skills required for effective leadership in both profit and non-profit sectors
5. Work collaboratively as a leader or member of a team