Courses & Units

People and Organisations XPD101



The purpose of this unit is to introduce you to foundational principles in the management of people in organisations. You will begin to build your skills and knowledge in teamwork, management and leadership, and develop an understanding of the relationship and interconnectedness of intra and interpersonal skills, together with individual and organisational performance. We will explore the reasons why people ‘’organise’’ and the issues associated with managing diverse groups of people (often with competing needs) to achieve organisational objectives. Some of the topics covered in the unit include teamwork, effective communication, goal setting, time management, task delegation, provision of feedback, professionalism and emotional intelligence. The emphasis is on developing professional skills, which is achieved by the use of the ‘’Classroom as Professional Environment’’ approach, where learning and assessment in the unit is anchored to simulated workplace environments.


Unit name People and Organisations
Unit code XPD101
Credit points 12.5
College/School Academic Division
Discipline University Pathways
Coordinator Mr Syed Fahad (Syed) Ashraf
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By Third Party (UP Education)
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International
Hobart Summer school (early) On-Campus International


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022
Summer school (early) 8/11/2021 1/1/2022 2/1/2022 20/2/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain the principles associated with managing teams of people in organisations.
  • Apply knowledge to the management of team performance.
  • Communicate a logical argument within a group or team context.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
089999 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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AssessmentJournal Article Review (15%)|Group Development Report (15%)|Persuasive Essay (30%)|Group Presentation (Part A) & Individual Reflective Summary (Part B) (40%)
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