Work and Organisational Behaviour

HRM60019 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to fundamental organisational behaviour concepts and encourages them to develop skills necessary to deal with the complex challenges involved in managing people. It aims to help students improve their understanding and competencies in managing others, their ability to exercise leadership in a variety of situations, and their ability to collaborate with other people in today’s organisations.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically evaluate the importance of the individual, the team and the organisation's contribution to the effective performance of work.
2. Critically analyse and apply organisational behaviour theory and research to organisational issues.
3. Critically evaluate the challenges and ethical accountability involved with the effective management of people in today’s organisations.
4. Develop self-awareness of individual and group competencies required to manage people effectively within team-based work structures.

Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Human Resource Management degrees in Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.