Short course

Motivating and Managing Performance


  • Award: $3,264 per person (GST exempt)
  • Non-award: $3,590.40 per person (GST included)
  • Fees include tuition, course materials, catering and access to online resources during intensive delivery of subjects
  • As enrolled students of the University of Melbourne, students have access to a range of facilities and amenities provided by the University of Melbourne
  • Each subject fee is due prior to the on-campus participation.


10-11 July 2019


Parkville Campus, University of Melbourne

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Motivating and managing performance is designed to develop your leadership capabilities as a manager by developing personal awareness and self-management in order to develop the skills necessary to manage others effectively.

This short course examines an evidence-based approach to leading and managing employees by drawing on models of behaviour change along with justice, goal setting and expectancy frameworks for performance management. The course focuses on the development of interpersonal communication competencies through the use of reflection, experiential activities and case studies.

Learning outcomes

  • Diagnose performance problems using diagnostic frameworks and identify appropriate strategies for handling performance issues.
  • Develop your interpersonal skills to motivate and manage employee performance.
  • Use a range of interpersonal skills to relate to others with rapport, and to manage others performance effectively.

Skills you will develop

  • Problem-solving and critical thinking skills through consideration of organisational examples and critical appraisals of research and theory;
  • Verbal and written communication skills through the analytical presentation of cases and the provision of performance feedback;
  • Collaborative learning and reflective skills will be developed by working individually and in groups throughout the subject. Collaborative skills will also be fostered through exercises, role plays, and simulations that are incorporated into the program. Reflective skills will also be developed through the simulation.
  • Computer skills will be strengthened through the use of the website and simulations.

Before you apply

  1. Check you meet the entry requirements
  2. Decide which study mode you are applying for and note the course code
  3. Note the subject code for the subject you're applying for.

How to apply

  1. In the application portal, search and apply for course code relevant to the study mode you wish to enrol in
  2. Choose the study period you're applying for
  3. Enter all details about the subject you’re applying for (including the subject code BUSA90477 and name)
  4. Attach any necessary documents to satisfy entry requirements
  5. Check all details, agree to the terms and conditions and submit your application.

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Study modes

Study modeDescriptionCourse code
Assessed mode Your work will be graded and you will receive an official transcript for your studies. If you intend to credit your single subject towards future study, you must choose the assessed mode. NA-CAPMCP
Non-assessed mode You are not required to complete assessments, your work will not be graded and you will not receive a transcript. NA-AUDITMC

Entry requirements

Please note: Entry requirements only apply to the assessed study mode.

  • An undergraduate degree or equivalent qualification, plus at least three years of documented, relevant professional experience; or
  • 10 years of documented, relevant professional experience that demonstrates the capacity to successfully undertake the course.

This course is available for domestic students (Australian or New Zealand citizens, Australian permanent residents and Australian permanent humanitarian visas).


Please note: Assessment only apply to the assessed study mode.

  • Each subject is formally assessed to meet the accreditation requirements of the University of Melbourne and designed to be practical and relevant to industry professionals.
  • For scheduled dates and assessment details, refer to the relevant subject in the course structure above. Assessments are to be submitted within four weeks from the on-campus participation.