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MMH356 - Change Management


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Andrea Howell
Trimester 2: Andrea Howell

For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from Trimester 1 2016: MMM132

All students must have passed 12 credit points.

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour classes, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

11 x 2 hour class (recordings provided) + 11 x 1 hour online seminars (recorded)


This unit provides an advanced understanding of various change management models within a sustainability framework. The unit takes a critical approach to the drivers of organisational change and the process for managing change while ensuring business sustainability.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Demonstrate a sophisticated and nuanced understanding of theoretical frameworks, key concepts and contemporary human resource and management issues associated with organisational change.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Use digital technologies to locate and access information relevant to change in a real-life organisation, and to then effectively communicate that account using a specified academic referencing style and specified professional report format.

GLO3: Digital literacy


Critically describe, analyse and evaluate practical change-related behaviours, processes and outcomes by referring to organisational change theories and concepts.

GLO4: Critical thinking


Selectively apply evidence-based theories and concepts to change opportunities and instances within real organisational contexts in order to improve the likelihood of more effective human resource and/or more efficient management outcomes.

GLO5: Problem solving


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Length Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Due week 
Assessment 1: (individual) - Vlog 8 minutes 20% Week 5
Assessment 2: (Group of 3) - Report (Business) 4000 words 40% Week 9
Examination (closed book) 2 hours 40% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMH356 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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