Leadership in Youth Health and Education

Subject EDUC90562 (2010)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:

Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

Parkville campus

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 24 hours
Total Time Commitment: 125 hours self directed learning in the workplace and the wider community.
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements: Attendance at all classes (tutorial/seminars/practical classes/lectures/labs) is obligatory. Failure to attend 80% of classes will normally result in failure in the subject.


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Subject Overview: The aim of this subject is to develop an understanding of management, leadership and change in youth health, education or welfare organisations. This subject will include a critical analysis of organisational structures and decision making processes in relation to working with other organisations. Strategies to maximise an organisation's capacity to work in effective cross-sectoral practice will be explored. This subject will introduce students to principles and practice of organisational, community and systems change as it relates to youth-focused services, programs and policies. The subject will also develop students' capacity to lead and manage cross-sectoral projects and create a "learning organisation" culture.
Objectives: Not available
Assessment: One 2,000 word assignment due mid-semester worth 40% and one 3,000 word assignment due at the end of semester worth 60%
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

On completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate leadership capacity including an ability to engage in public discourses;
  • Demonstrate capacity in change management processes; and
  • Demonstrate highly developed written communication skills.

On completion of this subject students will be able to:

  • Assess theories and processes for organisational and community change and capacity building;
  • Apply principles of organisational learning to their own workplace;
  • Lead and manage change processes for cross-sectoral youth services, programs, policy development and implementation;
  • Systematically evaluate and integrate evidence and propose solutions for change;
  • Identify processes for strengthening cross-sectoral youth professional networks in communities; and
  • Define frameworks for systems change and accountability.
Related Course(s): Master of Youth Health and Education Management

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