AGB260 Rural Change (Inquiry Tools) (8)
Rural Change (Inquiry Tools) provides an array of models and tools for managing change in organisations and communities. It is designed to provide the theoretical underpinning of interventions needed to manage change in the applied subject Rural Change (Industry Project) which is a Stage 3 subject. By the end of the subject students can expect to understand: Models of change; The management of change in organisations and communities; Soft Systems Methodology as a tool for managing complexity; and, Action Learning/Action Research.
No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.
Subject Information
Grading System
One session
School of Rural Management
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to compare and contrast various models of change
  • Be able to explore the relationship between personal values, attitudes and styles of interaction
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of how organisations work
  • Be able to identify different grouping of people, households and organisations which are commonly labelled 'community' and discuss their various purposes
  • Be able to advise a community on an appropriate change management strategy for the issues confronting that community
  • Be able to select various change management strategies and processes available to a community
  • Be able to describe the differences between human activity systems and biophysical systems
  • Be able to analyse a human activity system using richpicturing and mindmapping techniques
  • Be able to apply soft systems techniques to start to develop models of change to improve a situation
  • Be able to explain the role of action research in change management.
The subject will cover the following topics:
Module 1 What is change? Models of change Change in organisations Module 2 Change in rural communities Module 3 Managing complexity Soft Systems Methodology to solve complex issues Research methodologies and change management.
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

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The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.