Online Microcredential in Business & Management

Change Tools

Build your knowledge, practical skills, and use of tools to manage or lead workplace change

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Deakin UniversityDeakin University

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Influence and guide workplace change

This stackable short course (microcredential) enables you to understand workplace change issues, create a plan that is realistic and achievable, and use appropriate tools for managing and contributing to the change process.

What you’ll learn

In this stackable short course (microcredential), you’ll:

  • explore change context and the factors that influence change
  • learn about basic and advanced change tools, including Kotter, Lean Change Canvas and ADKAR
  • discuss organisational context, including change leader assessment, Denison framework, and values and ethics
  • identify how to use communication channels and messaging to raise change awareness of stakeholders
  • progressively populate the components of a change plan using the provided template.

How you’re assessed

Produce a plan for a specific change project in your own workplace (or a selected workplace agreed with the educator) including selecting appropriate tools, a roadmap with a timeframe for your change and other required components.

Document your plan either in a business report (2500 words), PowerPoint slides (maximum 30 slides with detailed notes) or self-recorded video (20–25 minutes).

Co-designed with industry

This industry-led stackable short course (microcredential) is co-designed with Kruidenier Consultancy. Together, we’ve designed a course where you’ll gain skills that you can apply immediately in your workplace.

Stackable or standalone

This microcredential can be completed to receive a standalone credential or stacked together with related stackable microcredentials to build towards a full postgraduate Deakin degree later.

What skills will you learn?

  • Change management plan
  • Apply change tools 
  • Communications plan
  • Stakeholder change awareness
  • Change principles
  • Change principles training
  • Change visualisation

What you will achieve

By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...

  • Distinguish fundamental change tools, which can be applied within organisations. 
  • Create a basic change management plan that considers different types of change, identifies key change roles and sets realistic expectations and achievable goals.
  • Select and apply a range of change tools based on an understanding of a situation, and the role and purpose of each tool.
  • Create a basic communications plan that raises organisational change awareness through effective use of channels and messaging to stakeholders.
  • Educate others in change principles, engage with and influence stakeholders, and visualise the change across various audiences.

Are you eligible for this microcredential?

To be successful we recommend you are proficient in English and have a minimum of an undergraduate degree in a related field or significant work experience.

Is this microcredential right for you?

This microcredential is designed for managers and leaders responsible for bringing about change in organisations – whether to roles, systems, cultures, ways of working or processes.

This microcredential can be stacked together with related Deakin stackable short courses (micro-credentials) to build towards full postgraduate Deakin degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

To claim credit towards a degree at Deakin University, you must pass the assessment and meet all entry requirements relevant for the course you’re applying

Syllabus

What happens before, during, and after your microcredential

  • Before learning

    You’ll have access to the welcome area to introduce yourself and familiarise yourself with the microcredential structure and course materials.

  • Course

    From 29 Nov 2021

    Change tools

    Discover practical and proven tools for addressing a variety of change management in the workplace.

    6 weeks

    10 hours per week

  • After learning

    You’ll receive a statement of completion from FutureLearn and digital certificate from Deakin University.

What you will receive

0.5 Deakin Credit Points at Postgraduate level from Deakin University

Please see the details for use of credit at the end of the page.

Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.

A Digital Certificate and Badge from Deakin University and Credly

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Additional benefits

Complete your course within 6 weeks, including the assessment, or take extra time and use the regular assessment submission windows to complete within 20–26 weeks of your enrolment.

What is a microcredential?

Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.

Learn online with expert instructors

Complete online courses led by experts over 12-16 weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.

Complete project-based assessments

Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.

Earn a professional credential

Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.

Advance further in your career

Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.

Career-focused learning by Deakin University

Deakin University is one of Australia’s largest universities with more than 61,000 students and over 15,000 online.

  • Established

    1974
  • Location

    Melbourne, Australia
  • World ranking

    Top 280Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

Delivered by experts

Gilbert is a change management consultant who enjoys building capability and mindsets for change and communication that give people and organisations confidence in uncertain times.

Learning on FutureLearn

Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

Join a global classroom

  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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When would you like to start?

We aim to run our microcredentials every few months. Join on the date that suits you or register to hear about future runs and updates.

  • Join by 13 Jan 2022 at 00:00This microcredential started 29 Nov 2021

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FAQ

We can accept payments made by card (Visa, Mastercard and American Express) or PayPal via our online system.

You will have 7 days from the day the course starts to apply for a refund. You can find more information in our cancellation and refund policy.

Microcredentials are designed to fit around your life and timezone.

There may be live events as part of your studies, but these will be recorded and can be watched afterwards if you aren’t online for the live broadcast.

No, microcredentials are designed to be taken anywhere in the world. You won’t need the right to study in the country where the university offering the microcredential is based.

This microcredential can be stacked together with related Deakin stackable short courses (micro-credentials)

To build towards full postgraduate Deakin degrees:

  • Graduate Certificate of Business Administration
  • Master of Business Administration

This microcredential has been developed by Deakin University at an AQF9 (Masters level) standard and provides Credit into a range of degrees.

As there is no standard for credit in Australia, at Deakin University this credential equates to half a point of academic credit, equal to half a unit of postgraduate study.

Want to know more? Read the microcredential FAQs, or contact us.