Courses & Units

Leadership, Influence and Dispute Resolution HSP403



Please note, this unit is only available to students approved for study in the Public Sector Leadership & Management specialisation of R4C Bachelor of Arts with Professional Honours. For further information, please contact

Victoria Police will not in enrol in this unit from 2018. Please refer to HSP406 Police Leadership, Strategy and Engagement.


Examines three interrelated concepts central to contemporary discourse about effective governance. From a focus on 'the great men of history' and 'captains of industry' to behavioural, transactional, transformational and problem-solving approaches, the unit traces the development of leadership studies in a range of contexts including the organisation, governmental and international. Inherently a political activity, leadership involves the exercise of influence and power and is often a critical factor in the resolution of disputes. The nature of influence and power is discussed, their forms identified and dispute resolution strategies (including negotiation, cooptation, mediation and arbitration) explored.


Unit name Leadership, Influence and Dispute Resolution
Unit code HSP403
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Politics and International Relations
Teaching staff

Dr Angela Dwyer

Level Honours
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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A fee waiver applies to students who study this unit as part of a Faculty approved police cohort in R4C Bachelor of Arts - Professional Honours in Public Sector Leadership Management in 2018.


Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $1,611.00 2018: $3,938.00 090103

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:



Teaching Pattern

1-3 week in-house residential.


2,000 word pre-course assessment, residential participation and 2,000 word post-course assessment.

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