Leading Change

HRM80018 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24


75 credit points



Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to an overview of the concepts, theories, frameworks and research findings in the field of change management and business transformation. It aims to demonstrate how change management can be applied to `real world’ situations in relation to individuals, groups and organisations. The student will be able to apply the knowledge and context of theory in conjunction with case studies and guest speaker workshops, to produce their own small group project and learn through problem solving as a vehicle of achieving a desired solution based learning outcome.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Critically reflect on, explore and aim to understand self-management, performance and continuous development processes in regard to the dynamics of change.
2. Demonstrate critical understanding of the fundamentals of organisational change management theories, alternatives and frameworks, and how these can be applied in `real world’ situations.
3. Critically evaluate and learn how to apply advanced change management leadership concepts and theories across a range of different industries.
4. Critically analyse the dynamics of organisational responses to disruptive change and emerging technologies.
5. Work collaboratively in groups as a leader or member of a project team.