Courses & Units

Organising for Change and Sustainability ZAC202

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


This unit focuses on building both personal and professional capability for change and sustainability. Maintaining sustainable services and supports for individuals, families and communities requires people and organisations to adapt and respond to changes and increasing complexity. This unit will introduce the concepts that underpin the ability of people and organisations to successfully adapt and change, using a contemporary, evolving case study. Opportunities for innovation and future planning will be explored.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit builds on concepts of learning and practice from Year 1 of study by introducing you to more complex learning experiences.

You will be introduced to:

- discipline-based skills and knowledge in dynamic practice situations. This will include authentic and purposeful, industry-related experiences

- concepts of managing effective relationships and communicating with others

- the development and use of adaptive leadership skills and how these skills relate to innovative and entrepreneurial practice

- the nature of responsible, accountable and reflective workplace skills, and creative and critical thinking relevant to professional practice.


Unit name Organising for Change and Sustainability
Unit code ZAC202
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Health

Nick Arnott

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Term 2 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Term 2 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 27/4/2020 18/5/2020 2/6/2020 3/7/2020

* 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 2019.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify and explain key concepts of change and sustainability in the context of health and community services.
  2. Evaluate approaches for adapting and responding to change and complexity.
  3. Apply personal and organisational sustainability and change management principles and practices.4.
  4. Use knowledge and skills to communicate opportunities and plans for future innovation



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
1 2020: $835.00 090500

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

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Teaching Pattern

Online learning plus 2 x 1 day face to face workshops.


AT 1: Capturing the Present (25%)

AT 2: Evolving Case Study (45%)

AT 3: Organisational and Personal Resilience Planning (30%)

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