Courses & Units

Quality Management ZAS231

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast

Introduction

Quality management focuses on the quality of physical products as well as services and processes, and how they can be improved.  The principles and processes of quality management are the key elements that businesses use to respond to market and customers’ needs and maintain business viability through improved efficiency, product quality and safety, and improvement of service delivery.

Quality management is comprised of the four key components of quality planning, quality control, quality assurance and quality improvement.  You will explore these four components and how they impact on issues such as customer focus, customer value, continuous improvement, process improvement and total quality management.

In conjunction with the discipline theory, this unit introduces learning through practice by exposing you to authentic learning experiences. These experiences are placed at the centre of learning and assessment, so you have the opportunity to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours necessary to respond to industry, community and/or global needs.

In addition, this unit builds on concepts of learning through practice in 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 para-professional practice.

You will exercise self-awareness, initiative and judgement to manage yourself and professional relationships effectively. The application of tacit knowledge and capabilities will be reflected in a Practice Manual.

Summary

Unit name Quality Management
Unit code ZAS231
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Applied Science
Coordinator

TBA

Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify, describe and communicate the fundamental principles and processes of quality and quality management
  2. Identify, apply and evaluate quality improvement tools and techniques
  3. Evaluate causes of quality management issues and recommend quality improvement solutions

Fees

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080317 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

ZAS114 Quality Management

Teaching

Assessment

AT1: Online discussion posts (The Importance of Quality Management) (20%)

AT2: Quality Management Tools - Case Study (30%)

AT3: Case Study of Relevant Business: Quality Improvement (50%)

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Textbooks

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