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The ability to be flexible, and adapt to changing circumstances, are skills that are coveted in businesses – especially in this world of constant uncertainty and unpredictability. These Change Management courses are ideal for students who are looking to gain a deeper understanding of change, learn about change management strategies, building and implementing a change management plan, overcoming problems encountered by organisational change, developing skills to build flexible thinking and how to get involved in change management initiatives.
What do change management graduates do?
As change management course graduates work in a broad range of sectors, with their own unique challenges, no two roles share the same responsibilities. However, working in change management, you can expect to perform tasks like:
- Working closely with key stakeholders to identify and workshop organisational objectives, challenges, threats and opportunities;
- Meeting with relevant staff members to understand and catalogue the assets within an organisation;
- Developing and reviewing organisational objectives, plans, standards and procedures;
- Conducting risk assessments;
- Developing strategic change management and communications plans;
- Providing close day-to-day direction and consulting to an organisation undergoing change;
- Proactively assessing and identifying risks to the organisation, and responding with decisive action and planning;
- Meeting and consulting with relevant team members on all aspects of organisational and change management, including finance, sales and human resources; and
- Preparing, writing, researching and analysing reports, budgets and forecasts, and presenting them to shareholders or a board of directors.
Change management course graduates generally seek employment as a:
You’ll thrive working in change management if you:
- Are highly motivated
- Enjoy working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment
- Love problem-solving
- Have excellent time management and organisational skills
- Have excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Work well with people
- Can pay attention to detail
- Can think creatively and have big ideas
- Can work well independently and in a team
A range of job opportunities exists for graduates of change management courses. According to the Australian Government’s Job Outlook, approximately 51,000 people are employed in Australia as general managers, and 66,000 as service managers and opportunities in both areas are expected to grow strongly in the next 10 years.
Job Outlook also reports that approximately 47,000 people in Australia are employed as human resources managers and that this role will similarly experience high growth in the next five years. Job Outlook notes the role has been increasing at a steady rate for the past decade and will grow strongly in the future – with between 25,000 and 50,000 new jobs expected to become available by 2020.
PayScale reports a range of salaries for managers at different levels. A CEO can expect to earn an average salary of approximately $182,000. PayScale notes this salary is highly dependent on experience, with CEOs with 20 years’ experience or more earning up to $75,000 more than CEOs with less than five years’ experience. A general manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $132,000 per year, according to PayScale, and will also receive a significantly higher wage with more years of experience. An operations manager can expect to earn between $65,000 and $103,000.
- Change Management Institute