Change Tools

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Influence and guide workplace change

This short course builds your knowledge, practical skills and use of tools to manage or lead workplace change.

  • Start date
    05 Oct 23
  • Duration
    4-6 weeks
  • Study mode
    Online masterclass
  • Investment
    $1850 (inc. GST)

Job skills outcome

After completion of the course webinars, you will be able to apply these skills immediately in your workplace:

  • Distinguish fundamental change tools, which can be applied within organisations.
  • Create a basic change management plan that considers different types of change, identifies key change roles and sets realistic expectations and achievable goals.
  • Select and apply a range of change tools based on an understanding of a situation, and the role and purpose of each tool.
  • Create a basic communications plan that raises organisational change awareness through effective use of channels and messaging to stakeholders.
  • Educate others in change principles, engage with and influence stakeholders, and visualise the change across various audiences.

Co-designed with industry

This industry-led stackable short course is co-designed with the Kruidenier Consultancy. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Meet the expert

Gilbert Kruidenier runs his own consultancy firm and works on complex change problems. He builds capability and mindsets for change and communication that futureproof people and organisations.

Meet the organisation

The Kruidenier Consultancy provides advice, coaching and improvements to determine what type of change works for your organisation.

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Reshaping university education

An innovative learning structure delivered by a leading university. With more than 40 years’ experience in distance and online education, we’re proud to be adding this unique study format to our repertoire and providing more choice for your learning experience.

Course overview

How you'll learn

With support from your educator during online learning activities and discussions, you’ll complete four 3-hour live webinars. Complete your course within 4 weeks, with the assessment piece due 4 weeks after the last masterclass session.

During the short course you’ll:

  • Select and apply a range of change tools based on an understanding of a situation, and the role and purpose of each tool.
  • Plan how to facilitate change across an organisation using appropriate communication principles, channels, and messaging for stakeholders.
  • Create a basic change management plan that considers different types of change, identifies key change roles, and sets realistic expectations and achievable goals.

How you’re assessed

Document your plan either in a business report (2500 words), powerpoint presentation (max 30 slides) or a 20 to 25 minute video presentation. Assessment is due four weeks after the last masterclass session.

Entry requirements

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

What our students say

Worth the research

'I researched a lot of courses and this one had the right time commitment. I can see a couple of changes we can deliver at work, and I’m now getting the expertise and confidence to make those changes.'

Erika

Invaluable skills

'I completed the Change Tools short course and got my Deakin microcredential! I developed invaluable skills – I applied the learning by developing a change management plan for an initiative at work.'

Hannah

Course dates

Tuesday 5 October 2023 
Tuesday 12 October 2023
Tuesday 19 October 2023
Tuesday 26 October 2023

Classes will be held 6–9pm AEDT

Stackable or standalone short course

Complete one stackable short course as a standalone credential or stack multiple related short courses and build towards a full postgraduate degree at Deakin.

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What you need to enrol

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Can I gain credit towards a degree?

Yes. We offer fast, flexible and affordable online stackable short courses that give you the skills you need now, and are designed to stack together as credit towards a full Deakin postgraduate degree.

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Do Deakin's short courses guarantee entry to a postgraduate degree?

You’ll still need to demonstrate that you meet the postgraduate degree entry requirements. Two stackable short courses are equivalent to one credit point.

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How do I transition from a stackable short course to a graduate certificate or masters?

Contact us and we’ll provide you with instructions before you start the application process. You’ve already provided us with some of your details for the short course, but we will need a bit more information to support your application for a postgraduate course.

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Do employers recognise Deakin's stackable short courses?

Deakin has undertaken extensive industry and labour market research to identify key in-demand skills and growth areas. Our short courses are co-designed with industry experts and partners, to meet your career goals and their employment needs.

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How many stackable short courses can I study?

As many as you like, but there will be varying limits on how many can be used for credit in specific degrees. For example, four stackable short courses can be used as credit (2 credit points) towards a Master of Business Administration; and two can be used as credit (1 credit point) towards a Graduate Certificate of Business Administration.

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How do I qualify for credit?

When you enrol in a stackable short course, you are registered in Deakin’s student management system. When you complete two stackable short courses (1 credit point) your credit will be automatically applied when you apply for a related destination degree. You’ll also be issued with a digital badge when you successfully complete the course.

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What if I only do one stackable short course, not two?

You can choose to do one stackable short course, developing in-demand skills for your employment now and with the option to ladder your study into a formal qualification in the future. Completing one course means you’re not eligible for credit towards a related destination degree – you need to complete two for credit.

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Do you have to do two stackable short courses in one year?

No. You can complete the stackable short courses at any time, even if you're completing them as part of a related degree, as long as you complete two before you are eligible to graduate (when you're enrolled in an award course).

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Will the 10-year rule apply to stackable short courses?

Yes. Where you want to use the stackable short course as credit, the 10-year rule will apply. Your application will be assessed if your qualifications were completed within the last 10 years. The rule exists to ensure learning and job skills maintain relevance.

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Will recognition of prior learning apply to courses that have 'university-wide' elective choice?

Yes. If there is non-specified credit then stackable short course credit can be used.

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Are there any assessments?

Yes. Each stackable short course contains an assessment. The assessment may be completed during learning or submitted within 4 weeks of the final masterclass, or up to 24 weeks if you’re studying an on-demand stackable short course.

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What are the assessments?

Assessments take the form of a presentation, written report or development task. Head to the course overview section to find out what you’ll be asked to submit.

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Are the stackable short course masterclasses on weekends or during the week?

Masterclasses will be scheduled as a mix of weekend and weekday evenings. Details are provided in each stackable short course description. Some may run over 4 to 6 weeks, others may be an intensive single weekend offering. Please note that for on-demand courses you can log in anytime and finish within 20 to 26 weeks.

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Do I have to attend the online live sessions if I study an on-demand stackable short course?

No. Live sessions are optional and are designed to support your online self-paced learning experience. On-demand live sessions are offered on rotation, approximately every 6 weeks.

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Do I have to attend all masterclass sessions and complete the assessment?

Yes. To be eligible for credit, you must achieve a Certificate of Completion. This means you will have to attend all sessions and pass the assessment for each masterclass. If there are special considerations that arise during your study, please speak with the course presenter or send an email to the stackable learning team.

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What is the difference between masterclass and on-demand stackable short courses?

A masterclass is delivered live by an industry expert so you must attend on the specific dates to participate.

Whereas on-demand study mode means you can log in anytime and finish when you want within the allocated timeframe of 20 to 26 weeks. Optional online live sessions are provided on rotation approximately every 6 weeks.

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Are masterclasses face-to-face or online?

Some masterclasses are offered face-to-face, but most are offered as online sessions. Full details are provided on the stackable short course masterclass page in the how you’ll learn section.

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Are the on-demand stackable short course live sessions recorded?

No. The on-demand stackable short courses generally have three online live sessions on study skills, learning/industry topic and assessment Q&A. Attendance is optional, however the sessions are not recorded as the topics are offered on rotation approximately every 6 weeks.

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Do I need to purchase textbooks or any materials?

No. All materials are provided as part of the stackable short course.

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Is Fee-HELP available?

No. You will need to make full payment upfront.

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What is the refund policy?

If your plans change, let us know 30 days beforehand for a full refund. Cancellations received within 30 days but at least 10 days out from the masterclass commencing will receive a 50% refund. Cancellations within 10 days of the masterclass commencing will receive no refund. For on-demand short courses, you have 7 days from first day of access to apply for a refund via the enrolment platform (FutureLearn or OpenLearning).

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Are there specific entry requirements or prerequisites for international students?

No. However, you need to meet the recommended experience and English language requirements listed on the course page to ensure you can be successful.

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What is the global standing of Deakin's stackable short courses?

In the digital badge, credit points are specified using the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS). Each microcredential is worth 3.75 points in the ECTS.

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Footnotes

*Subject to successful completion of the short course and meeting Deakin’s award course admission and selection requirements, including English language proficiency requirements.

Complete a maximum of four stackable short courses (earning 2 Deakin credit points) for the Master of Business Administration and two courses (earning 1 Deakin credit point) for the graduate certificate.