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


In this unit, you will explore central concepts related to effective governance: leadership and management; and public policy. You will explore the differences between leadership and management and learn about a wide range of leadership theories and case studies that inform the notions of leadership. You will use these as a lens through which to critically analyse your own practice in your own workplace context. You will also critically examine a public policy of strategic importance to your workplace.

This unit comprises three phases of delivery facilitated in three environments: online (in MyLO); at the Tasmania Police Academy (classroom); and in the workplace. It will enable you to: understand your role as a strategic manager and leader in your organisation; continue to develop your ability to shape your organisation as the environment changes to align with communities’ expectations; and to enter into whole of life personal holistic development practice.


Unit name Leadership, Influence and Dispute Resolution
Unit code HSP403
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Social Sciences
Discipline Policing and Emergency Management
Teaching staff

Dr Angela Dwyer

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
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 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 13/4/2020 31/5/2020
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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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 2020: $1,671.00 2020: $4,216.00 090103

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

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.




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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