Introduction to Leadership and Management
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This unit of study introduces students to leadership and management in the modern Australian health care system. Theoretical ideas around management, leadership, and organisations are introduced. Students will reflect on organisational culture and motivation. The student will be asked to apply theoretical ideas to practice and to the workplace through practical exercises. The opportunity for deeper learning occurs as students study contemporary economic, social and political issues that influence the Australian health care system.

Introduction to Leadership and Management
Unit of study code 249
Availability Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

GC single unit of study

Pre-requisite N/A
Credit points 6
Hours of study 150
Fee* Tier 1
Prescribed texts Nil
Co-ordinated by Ashley Page MACN
Content Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks
Type of assessment

Note the completed assessment item (e.g. Assessment 1: Online discussion)


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Leadership and management a) discuss the differences between leadership and management Assessment 1: Online discussions x3 10% 3, 6, 10
Theme 2: Effective leadership b) critically analyse the values, skills and knowledge relevant to leading and managing Assessment 2: Annotated bibliography (2,000 words) 40% 5
Theme 3: Mentorship, preceptorship and coaching c) reflect on and develop their own leadership and management skills Assessment 3: Reflective essay (2,500 words) 50% 9
Theme 4: Organisational culture and motivation d) analyse coaching, preceptorship and coaching principles in relation to personal and staff development
Theme 5: The Australian health system and organisational structures e) examine culture and motivation theories in the context of organisational leadership
Theme 6: Power, politics and current issues in health f) critically analyse different organizational structures
g) describe sources of influence and power.

Introduction to Leadership and Management (249) is a Tier 1 unit.

Tiers2019 Non-member price2019 Member price (10% discount)2020 Non-member price2020 Member price (10% discount)
Tier 1$2,165.00$1,948.50$2,230.00$2,007.00
Tier 2$2,475.00$2,227.50$2,550.00$2,295.00
Tier 3$2,915.00$2,623.50$2,995.00$2,695.50
Tier 4$3,475.00$3,127.50$3,580.00$3,222.00

*Fees are subject to change without notice.