Project Leadership & Teams

Qualification: Postgraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 14 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
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.

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About this unit

Project Leadership & Teams is an online unit provided by Open Universities Australia in association with the University of South Australia. Its fundamental focus is on providing you with a highly sophisticated understanding of what is necessary to effectively manage and develop a team. You will learn about a range of contrasting practices and theories, which will allow you to solve complex leadership problems in a professional context.

To begin with, you will explore the different types of leadership styles and their interplay with group dynamics and human behaviour. Following this, you will learn how to plan a team for a project, and the kind of organisational structure you should establish. Additionally, you will explore communication theory, interpersonal skills, and relationship management.

Ultimately, Project Leadership & Teams equips you with the comprehensive ability to plan, structure, and lead a team across different disciplines. From overall management, to personal communication – you will be able to implement effective strategies to lead a team to success.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into one of the following courses:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities)
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management
  • Master of Project Management

Areas of study

In this Project Leadership & Teams unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Leadership styles and project leadership
  • Human behaviour and group dynamics
  • Project team planning
  • Project organisation structures
  • Project staffing
  • Decision making and problem solving
  • Team development
  • Communication theory
  • Personal communications
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Relationship management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

  • Master of Project Management (Assets and Facilities), University of South Australia
  • Graduate Certificate in Project Management, University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Project Management, University of South Australia
  • Master of Project Management, University of South Australia

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.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Being a great project manager is a complicated affair; it necessitates strong-interpersonal skills and efficient strategic leadership. This unit is intended for those who wish to rise to the very top of management, and prepares them for the obstacles they may face and how to overcome them in a managerial context.

Moreover, from an employer’s point of view, company directors may be reluctant to promote people to a leadership position if they cannot directly demonstrate sufficient management experience. As such, completing this unit can be a fantastic career fast-track.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Project Leadership & Teams from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

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

 

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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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