AWL200 - Leadership and Transformation


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Online

From 2025:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

Students must have passed 6 credit points of study, prior to enrolling in this unit

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2-hour seminar per week

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning activities, plus 1 x 1-hour seminar per week (livestreamed and recorded)


Change is inevitable in our personal and professional lives. While it provides opportunities to grow and innovate, facilitating positive and sustainable transformation can be challenging. Through theoretical investigation, case study analysis and professional development activities, you will investigate the nature of change and discover what it takes to lead with purpose and resilience in response to technological disruption, shifting stakeholder needs and expectations, and challenging conditions and environments. The unit will help you understand what constitutes effective individual and team behaviours and performance, and how to cultivate and contribute to them. You will also explore your own leadership capabilities, and be empowered throughout the unit to develop the skills, knowledge and experience to become a leader in your chosen field and personal and professional endeavours.

Hurdle requirement

Brief summary of hurdle requirement Rationale Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes
Participation in leadership simulation exercise – ungraded  A key focus of this unit is on enhancing students’ employability skills in leadership. Students will work in multi-disciplinary teams to undertake a simulated leadership exercise and it is vital that each member contributes to the activity in order to be able to complete the final assessment task. It is a necessary activity to enable ‘discovery-driven’ learning and an opportunity for students to test and enhance their leadership abilities in a controlled environment, as well as their skills in critical reflection. Therefore, the simulated leadership exercise itself is a hurdle requirement, representing the vehicle by which students can complete the graded assessment and demonstrate core ULOs and GLOs.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities

GLO2: Communication

GLO4: Critical thinking

GLO5: Problem solving

GLO6: Self-management

GLO7: Teamwork

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