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					Proposal for Academic Development
New course or amendment to an existing course

Faculty/Board of Studies: Economics and Business

Contact person: Dr Grant Michelson, Work & Organisational Studies

(This proforma is divided into two sections. The information in Section 1 is required by the
Academic Board and its committees in determining if a proposal is to proceed. While Section
2 is not required for approval, the Academic Board and its committees are concerned that
such issues have been addressed and it is included to assist faculties in planning).

Section 1

1.       Name of Award course(s): Graduate Diploma/Master of Organisational
         Coaching

         This course is an amendment to, and will replace, the existing Graduate
         Certificate/Graduate Diploma and Master of Human Resource Management and
         Coaching program.
         Note: The Graduate Certificate will no longer be offered. This is to ensure that
         academic entry requirements/standards are improved. All applicants will require a
         completed Bachelor’s degree from 2006. This will not disadvantage existing students
         who entered the program without a minimum completed Bachelor’s degree (see point
         16 on transitional arrangements).


2.       Abbreviated name: GDipOrgCoaching and MOrgCoaching


3.       Date of introduction: semester 1, 2006


4.       Purpose of the proposal

         The proposed award course will replace an existing award course. It is intended to
         better reflect evolving international and national developments in the area of
         organisational coaching.


5.       Justification

         The reasons for the change are twofold:

         (1) The nature of professional and executive coaching has changed and specific
         ‘human resource management’ skills have become less important, while broader
         organisational skills (e.g. organisational behaviour, strategic management,
         organisational change and development etc.) have assumed more importance. This
         development is noted in the letters of support by Dr Anthony Grant, School of
         Psychology and Professor Bob Wood, School of Business (see below).

         (2) The current name of the degree is a cause for confusion among students. Work
         and Organisational Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business also


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         administers the Grad. Cert/Grad. Diploma and Master of Industrial Relations and
         Human Resource Management (MIR & HRM) degree. Students do not know how to
         adequately differentiate the two programs when ‘human resource management’ is in
         the title of both programs. The Faculty of Economics and Business needs to better
         highlight the differences between the two programs and the change in name will
         achieve this.

         The change will further position the program at the University of Sydney as the
         premier program of its kind, ensuring its continuing relevance to students, employers
         and professional organisations such as accreditation with the International Coach
         Federation.

         The existing program is a joint initiative between Work and Organisational Studies,
         the Faculty of Economics and Business and the School of Psychology, Faculty of
         Science. The amendment is supported by both Faculties and will further strengthen
         collaborative teaching programs in the University.


6.       Consultation and External References

         Dr Anthony Grant, Director of the Coaching Psychology Unit, School of Psychology,
         and Professor Robert Wood, School of Business (and editor of the international
         journal, Applied Psychology) both support the amendment to the existing program. In
         addition, the two Heads of School within the Faculty of Economics and Business –
         Professor Sid Gray (School of Business) and Professor Stephen Nicholas (School of
         Economics and Political Science) also support the change (see attached
         correspondence).

         Many current students in the program have been informally surveyed about the
         proposed change. Overwhelmingly, they feel the amendment better reflects the focus
         of, and purpose of their studies.


7.       Course structure

         The amendment aims to strengthen the focus on coaching within organisational
         settings.

         The minimum credit points required to complete the Graduate Diploma of
         Organisational Coaching qualification will be 36 credit points, while the Master of
         Organisational Coaching qualification will require 48 credit points. The expected
         normal length of candidature for both , will be one year full time and two to three
         years part time.

         The teaching and learning objectives of the award course are similar to the existing
         program except for more organisational wide knowledge and skills will be taught (as
         opposed to a focus on one functional area – ‘human resource management’).


8.       Proposed teaching/delivery methods

         Teaching methods will remain similar to the existing program. That is, the amended
         program will continue to deliver material by way of lectures, workshops, seminars.




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         The award course will not be offered in off-shore mode and/or by distance education.



9.       Assessment procedures

         The proposed assessment regime for the award course will remain unchanged. That
         is, it will consist of a range of assessments including individual and group-based
         assignment, oral presentations, seminar papers and/or exams.


10.      Overall Student workload

         Expected student workload in terms of the total time involved, including lectures,
         tutorials, practical experience, independent study, reading and work for assessment
         will remain unchanged (The student workload is consistent with the credit points
         assigned for other units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business and the
         Faculty of Science.)


11.      Attributes of graduates

         The generic and specific attributes and skills that can be expected of graduates of the
         award course, including the body of knowledge that graduates should have attained,
         will remain unchanged.


12.      Marketing and recruitment

         The Faculty of Economics and Business has a strong marketing program for its
         courses. In addition, there is considerable interest in organisational coaching within
         Australia and the University of Sydney offers the only program in this area at the
         moment. This means that many applications for the existing course are received from
         interstate as well as from overseas. The change in name will further increase interest
         in the program.


13.      Course administration

         The award course is currently administered by Work and Organisational Studies
         within the Faculty of Economics and Business although it is involves the School of
         Pyschology within the Faculty of Science. This will remain unchanged.

         The expected teaching load for the course will remain as is currently. That is, Work
         and Organisational Studies and the School of Psychology will each contribute 50% of
         the units.


14.      Plans for monitoring and evaluation

         The current amendment to an existing course reflects the desire by both Work and
         Organisational Studies and the School of Psychology to provide relevant, meaningful
         and highly regarded programs. Both Departments regularly consult each other with


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         regard to whether units of study should be added or deleted. Part of the current
         amendment change sees the deletion of the two existing compulsory units, WORK
         5002 and PSYC 4726, and their replacement by 3 PSYC units. This is regarded as
         necessary by staff in the Coaching Psychology Unit to ensure students have a
         consistent and well-grounded sequence of learning


15.      Planning Support Office

         At this stage, the amendment has not been the subject of a profile discussion with the
         Planning Support Office.


16.      Transitional arrangements

         In order to not disadvantage current students in the Grad. Cert/Grad. Diploma/Master
         of HRM and Coaching program, all students will be allowed to complete their
         program of study within a reasonable time period. In addition, students wishing to
         transfer their enrolment to the new program will be allowed. This will apply also to
         current Graduate Certificate students (especially those without a Bachelor’s degree)
         wishing to upgrade to the new Diploma and Masters. This will not be permissible
         from 2006 for new students entering the program.


17.      University calendar and proposed Resolutions

         The proposed amendments to existing Resolutions are attached. The changes are
         noted in red type.




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Section 2
18.    Availability of teaching and support staff

         Academic staffing and support staffing will not be affected by the amendment. Both
         Work and organisational Studies and the School of Psychology can staff the program
         required to deliver the award course.


19.      Availability of teaching space and other required facilities

         No change to room bookings, facilities, staff and equipment (including library,
         computer and communications resources, administration support) will be needed with
         the amendment.


20.      Timetabling arrangements

         There are no additional timetable implications that emerge under the amendment.


21.      Fees

         This is already a fee-paying course for all students (local and international)
         and will remain unchanged. Fees are determined by the Faculty of Economics
         and Business in conjunction with the International Office.


22.      Student numbers

         To date, about 50 students per year enrol in the HRM and Coaching program. It is
         expected that the change in degree name will increase enrolments by about 10% each
         year over the next three years. The current split of about 75% local fee-paying
         students and 25% international fee-paying students in the program is not expected to
         change.

         In addition, the current balance of about 35% of the students in the program are full-
         time, and 65% are part-time is expected to remain unchanged.

         Work and Organisational Studies and the School of Psychology would expect the
         large majority of students in the existing HRM and Coaching program to request to
         transfer to the amended program (the transition arrangements were noted above in
         point 16).



23.      Dean’s Signature




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Appendix One
Availability of library resources

Existing library resources are already available and adequate to support the proposed
amendment. That is, the library has sufficient holdings of books and academic journals (hard
copy and electronic copy) in the area of organisations and coaching psychology.

At its meeting on 12 February 1997 the Academic Board agreed to advise faculties that the
University Library should be allowed sufficient time to make assessments of proposals for
new and major changes to courses and that proposals without the Librarian's statement would
not normally be considered.



Library Impact Statement

I have examined the Library needs related to the proposal and certify that existing Library
holdings, staffing, services and accommodation are, or will be, adequate/ inadequate to
cover the demands               that are inherent in it.
(If there are any concerns about library holdings, please address these.)


......................................................
for the University Librarian


......................................................
date


Further comments:



Holdings:



Services/Staffing:




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Appendix Two
Entry for the UAC guide (if undergraduate)


Not applicable as this is a postgraduate program of study.




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Appendix Three
Entry for the Faculty Handbook


See below for the amendments to the degree resolutions as per pages 175-177 of the Faculty
of Economics and Business Handbook 2005. The changes are noted in red type and will need
to be changed for the 2006 Handbook.




HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT AND
ORGANISATIONAL COACHING COURSES
The Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching programs are designed to provide
participants with an advanced, integrated understanding of professional, executive and workplace coaching
and the wider range of human resource management and organisational processes within which workplace
coaching is embedded. These programs are a joint initiative of the Discipline of Work and Organisational
Studies, School of Business, Faculty of Economics and Business, and the School of Psychology in the
Faculty of Science.


Master of Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching

Award course requirements

    •    A total of 8 units of study (48 credit points)
    •    3 core Coaching Psychology units
    •    3-5 Human Resource Management Work and Organisational elective units
    •    3 1-2 Coaching Psychology elective units


Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching

Award course requirements

    •    A total of 6 units of study (36 credit points)
    •    2 3 core Coaching Psychology units
    •    2-3 Human Resource Management Work and Organisational elective units
    •    2 1 Coaching Psychology elective units


Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Coaching

Award course requirements

    •    A total of 4units of study (36 credit points)
    •    2 core units
    •    1 Human Resource Management elective unit
    •    1 Coaching Psychology elective unit

Entry requirements*

Master of Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching
A completed bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised tertiary institution with a major in Human
Resource Management Organisational Studies, and/or a major in Psychology AND three years work
experience in a relevant area such as general management, organisational psychology, general psychology or
coaching OR completion of the Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Organisational
Coaching with a minimum Credit (65 per cent) average




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Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching
A completed bachelor's degree or equivalent from a recognised institution at a standard acceptable to the
Faculty and three four years work experience in a relevant area such as general management, organisational
psychology, general psychology or coaching. OR completion of the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource
Management and Coaching with a minimum Credit (65 per cent) average.

Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Coaching
A minimum of five years relevant work experience in one or more of the following fields: human resource
management, general management, organisational psychology, general psychology, counselling or coaching.

* These are minimum entry requirements only and meeting these minima will not by itself guarantee a place
in these programs. Places are strictly limited and the Faculty selects in preference applicants who are most
meritorious. Applicants with strong university-level qualifications in management, organisational studies
and/or psychology, and/or with extensive considerable experience in directly related career areas, such as
human resource management/development, are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are also
encouraged to apply well in advance of the advertised closing date and applications received after the close
of business on the advertised closing date will not be considered. English language proficiency requirements
are also strictly applied.




                                                             Number of units of study
Type of units                              Graduate Certificate         Graduate Diploma         Master's
Core                                                 2                         2 3                 2 3
Compulsory units of study:             WORK5002 Introduction to HRM
                                       PSYC4726 Foundational Psychology for Coaching*
                                       PSYC4721 Theories and Techniques of Coaching Psychology
                                       PSYC4722 Fundamentals of Coaching Practice
                                       PSYC4724 Coaching Practice
Electives:                                           1                         2 2-3                3-5
Human Resource Management              WORK6001 Organisational Analysis
Work and Organisational stream:        WORK6002 Foundations of Strategic Management
                                       WORK6017 Human Resource Strategies
                                       WORK6022 Special Topic in WOS
                                       WORK6026 Organisational Change and Development
                                       WORK6030 Performance & Rewards
                                       WORK6031 Recruitment and Selection
                                       WORK6033 Management & Organisational Ethics
                                       WORK6034 Human Resource Development
                                       WORK6108 International Dimensions of HR
                                       WORK6111 Management Consulting
                                       WORK6112 Entrepreneurship & Business Innovation
                                       WORK6117 Human Resource Information Systems
Electives:                                           1                         2 1                3 1-2
Coaching Psychology stream:            PSYC4721 Theories & techniques of Coaching Psychology
                                       PSYC4722 Fundamentals of Coaching Practice
                                       PSYC4723 Socio-Cognitive Issues in Coaching Psychology
                                       PSYC4724 Coaching Practice
                                       PSYC4725 Assessment & Selection
                                       PSYC4727 Coaching in Organisations
                                       PSYC4729 Groups, Teams and Systems
                                       PSYC4730 Personal and Work/Life Coaching




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* Students without an undergraduate major in Psychology must complete this unit. PSYC 4726 Foundational
Psychology for Coaching is delivered in a block intensive format over a two week period before Semester
One (March semester) only. The intensive program starts three weeks prior to the beginning of Semester
One. This intensive format is not offered at any time in the year. This format is available only for full-time
students. It is offered to international students to help with these students' international visa requirements.
All international students should enrol in this intensive program in order to avoid potential visa problems
later in their degree. Local full time students may enrol in this intensive program but this option is not open
to part-time students. PSYC 4726 is offered in Semester One and Two in the regular semester-length mode.




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Recommended sequences

Example 1 Full-time Masters without a prior major in Psychology

Year Sem                                           Units of Study
    1        1    PSYC4726 (Pre-Semester               PSYC       PSYC          WORK5002 or WORK
                  intensive) - compulsory*             Elective   Elective      Elective**
                  PSYC 4721                            4722       4724
             2    PSYC Elective                        WORK       WORK          Work WORK Elective
                                                       Elective   Elective

NB: Students must complete a total of minimum of 3 4 PSYC units and 3 4 WORK units. The 2 remaining
units may be either PSYC and/or WORK electives. 8 units in total must be completed.

* Full-time students without a prior major in Psychology must take PSYC4726 as a pre-semester intensive
unit, immediately prior to their first full semester of study.

** Students may only complete a WORK elective if WORK5002 has been waived or deferred until second
semester.

Example 2 Full-time Masters with a prior major in Psychology (with waiver granted for PSYC 4726)

Year Sem                                           Units of study
    1        1    PSYC 4721          PSYC 4722          WORK PSYC Elective WORK5002 or WORK
                  Elective           Elective           4724               elective*



NB: Students must complete a total of minimum of 3 4 PSYC units and 3 4 WORK units. The 2 remaining
units may be either PSYC and/or WORK electives. 8 units in total must be completed.

* Students may only complete a WORK elective if WORK5002 has been waived or deferred until second
semester.

Example 3 Graduate Diploma

Year Sem                                           Units of Study
    1        1    PSYC4721 6 (Pre-Semester             PSYC 4722 PSYC 4724       WORK5002 or WORK
                  intensive) - compulsory*             Elective  Elective        Elective**
             2    WORK Elective                        WORK             -                   -
                                                       Elective

NB: Students must complete a minimum total of 3 PSYC units and 2 3 WORK units. The 1 remaining unit
may be either a PSYC or WORK elective. 6 units in total must be completed

* Full-time students without a prior major in Psychology must take PSYC4726.as a pre-semester intensive
unit, immediately prior to their first full semester of study.

** Students may only complete a WORK elective if WORK5002 has been waived or deferred until second
semester. Students should note that a minimum of four units of study must be completed in order to be
assessed for upgrade to the Graduate Diploma.

Human Resource Management and Organisational Coaching award course resolutions

[Section 1]
Master of Organisational Human Resource Management and Coaching
1. These Resolutions must be read in conjunction with the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
2000, which sets out the requirements for all coursework courses, and the relevant Resolutions of the
Senate.


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2. Admission
     An applicant for admission to candidature for the Master of Human Resource Management and
     Organisational Coaching shall:
     (1) have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent at an institution approved by the Faculty and
     at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and or
     (2) have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty; or
     (2 3) have completed the requirements for the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Human
     Resource Management and Coaching at a standard acceptable to the Faculty.
3. Units of study
     The units of study which may be taken for the Pass award course are set out under Postgraduate
     units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook, together with:
     (1) credit point value;
     (2) assumed knowledge;
     (3) co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
     (4) any special conditions.
4. Requirements for the Pass award course
     To qualify for the award of the Pass award course, a student must successfully complete units of
     study amounting to a total of 48 credit points, including:
     (1) 3 2 core units (182 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business
     Handbook;
     (2) 3-5 elective units (18-30 credit points) in work and organisational studies human resource
     management as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
     (3) 1-2 3 elective units (6-12 18 credit points) in coaching psychology as specified in the Faculty
     of Economics and Business Handbook.
5. Award of the award course
     The award course shall be awarded in two grades, namely Pass and Merit.
     (1) Merit shall be awarded to students who achieve an average of at least 80% in the award
     course.

Graduate Diploma in Organisational Coaching Human Resource Management
1. These Resolutions must be read in conjunction with the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
2000, which sets out the requirements for all coursework courses, and the relevant Resolutions of the
Senate.
2. Admission
     An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Diploma in Organisational Human
     Resource Management and Coaching shall:
     (1) have completed a bachelor's degree or equivalent at an institution approved by the Faculty and
     at a standard acceptable to the Faculty; and
     (2) have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty. ; or
     (3) have completed the requirements for the Graduate Certificate of Human Resource Management
     and Coaching at a standard acceptable to the Faculty.
3. Units of study
     The units of study which may be taken for the Pass award course are set out under Postgraduate
     units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook, together with:
     (1) credit point value;
     (2) assumed knowledge;
     (3) co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
     (4) any special conditions.
4. Requirements for the Pass award course
     To qualify for the award of the Pass award course, a student must successfully complete units of
     study amounting to a total of 36 credit points, including:
     (1) 3 2 core units (18 2 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business
     Handbook;
     (2) 2-3 elective units (12-18 credit points) in human resource management work and organisational
     studies as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook; and
     (3) 1 2 elective units (6 12 credit points) in coaching psychology as specified in the Faculty of
     Economics and Business Handbook.
5. Award of the award course
     The award course shall be awarded in the Pass grade.




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Coaching, Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management and Coaching
1. These Resolutions must be read in conjunction with the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule
2000, which sets out the requirements for all coursework courses, and the relevant Resolutions of the
Senate.
2. Admission
     An applicant for admission to candidature for the Graduate Certificate in Human Resource
     Management and Coaching shall have met the work experience requirements of the Faculty.
3. Units of study
     The units of study which may be taken for the Pass award course are set out under Postgraduate
     units of study in the Faculty of Economics and Business Handbook, together with:
     (1) credit point value;
     (2) assumed knowledge;
     (3) co-requisites/prerequisites/assumed learning/assumed knowledge; and
     (4) any special conditions.
4. Requirements for the Pass award course
     To qualify for the award of the Pass award course, a student must successfully complete units of
     study amounting to a total of 24 credit points, including:
     (1) 2 core units (12 credit points) as specified in the Faculty of Economics and Business
     Handbook;
     (2) 1 elective unit (6 credit points) in human resource management as specified in the Faculty of
     Economics and Business Handbook; and
     (3) 1 elective unit (6 credit points) in coaching psychology as specified in the Faculty of
     Economics and Business Handbook.
5. Award of the award course
     The award course shall be awarded in the Pass grade.




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