Courses & Units

Leadership, People and Culture KLA502


This unit will run Monday 28/2/22 to Friday 1/4/22 and Monday 15/8/22 to Friday 16/9/22


This is the “Human Resources” unit of the GradDip course and covers Leadership theory and HR practice. The unit will contrast the difference between leadership and management, what is required to lead others and lead an agricultural team, team leadership and management, building a good organisational culture, employment relations and the law for agri-workers, and the employment lifecycle including performance management as it pertains to an agricultural operation. The output of this unit is as follows:
1. An assessment and discussion on leadership styles and how these are applied in your operation to maximise productivity for your employees and yourself.
2. A Human Resource strategy (including a full employment lifecycle) and organisational change strategy where applicable to the specific requirements of the operation.


Unit name Leadership, People and Culture
Unit code KLA502
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Tasmanian Institute of Agriculture
Discipline Agriculture and Food Systems
Coordinator Mr Roger Latham
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Online Half Year Period 1 Off-Campus International Domestic
Online Half Year Period 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Half Year Period 2 30/10/2023 6/11/2023 15/11/2023 1/12/2023
Half Year Period 1 15/5/2023 22/5/2023 31/5/2023 16/6/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse leadership qualities and styles using leadership theory
  • Discuss employment lifecycle within your operation
  • Analyse workforce planning and change management theory within an agricultural business or workplace.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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AssessmentQuiz Assessments (15%)|Employment lifecycle analysis (35%)|Change Management (50%)
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