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Planned Change in Criminal Justice

  • Qualification:

    Postgraduate unit

  • Study mode:


  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be available

  • Duration:

    14 weeks

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Griffith University

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Course Unit
A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

What you'll learn

About this unit

In this online Planned Change in Criminal Justice unit provided by Open Universities Australia and Griffith University, you will discover the concepts and theories pertaining to organisational change in criminal justice agencies. You will become familiar with ways of monitoring the success of initiatives, and also a wide range of techniques for planned changed.

Furthermore, you will gain a comprehensive understanding of ways of introducing planned change to criminal justice organisations. As part of this, you will learn how to effectively communicate initiatives to agencies, encourage their uptake and breakdown resistance to change.

By the end of this unit, you will be able to understand key theories and concepts in relation to organisational change. You will also be able to monitor and evaluate such changes and effectively communicate your knowledge and expertise to criminal justice organisations.

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In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into the following course:

  • Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice

Course pathways

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation in the following course:

  • Master of Criminology and Criminal Justice, Griffith University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

Areas of study

In this Planned Change in Criminal Justice unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Theories of organisational change
  • Monitoring and evaluating initiatives
  • Techniques of planned change
  • Planned change with criminal justice organisations
For two decades, Open Universities Australia (OUA) has partnered with leading Australian educators to make tertiary-level courses easier to access for people, no matter their background, their work status or their other life commitments. OUA has built up their reputation by making education more flexible, easier to tailor and available almost entirely online.

OUA's devotion to online education remains to this day, but where they once focused on higher education, today they offer the broadest set of post-secondary education and training programs in Australia.
Open Universities Australia offers a range of administrative and student support options. As a student of OUA you will have access to four hours of free expert tutoring support for each unit undertaken through the tutoring service SMARTHINKING. This on-demand service allows you to get fast, detailed feedback on your assignment drafts and gives you access to your tutor in real time.

The My OUA portal is an online student medium that allows you access to all your course and enrolment information as well as access to student forums and assessment tips.

Career outcomes

Change is crucial to the ongoing development and improvement of all organisations, particularly ones that deal with such important social issues such as criminal justice and criminology.

As such, this online unit is the ideal study choice for senior officials or middle managers working in criminal justice, who are looking to make their mark, and successfully implement initiatives that encourage the uptake rather than the resistance to organisational change.

Payment options & support

Finance options

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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