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Certificate of Innovation and Change


Course Outline and Topics

Course Overview

If you’d like to be a change leader and generate new ideas for a company or organisation, this online course is ideal professional development for you.

This online professional development course will provide you with the skills and knowledge required to promote the use and implementation of innovative work practices to effect change.

In this innovation and change course you will learn how to conceptualise and design new systems that develop and foster innovation in the workplace. Throughout this online innovation course you will assess the potential for innovative practice, set goals, identify barriers and generate options for innovative systems.

On completion of this course, you will feel inspired to drive the innovation and complex change required to sustain competitive advantage in the business environment.

Course Structure

Unit 1 - Managing change

  • New opportunities
  • Large and small changes
  • Incremental or transformational
  • Problems with change programs
  • Introducing change
  • Do’ and don’t when instigating change
  • Potential changes
  • Analyse change conditions
  • Opportunities and threats
  • Creativity
  • Continuous improvement
  • Making change work
  • Change and innovation
  • Staff incentives and training
  • Technical innovation
  • Product innovation
  • Innovation traps and pitfalls
  • Barriers to innovation
  • Poor leadership
  • Lack of resources
  • Change leadership
  • Change-focused cultures
  • Initiating and implementing change
  • Forecasting
  • Risk management
  • Benefits of change
  • Encourage contribution
  • Stress and change
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Feedback

Unit 2 - Innovation in the workplace

  • Need for innovation
  • Innovation
  • Practices to support innovation
  • Overcome barriers
  • Radical innovation
  • Technical innovation
  • Managerial innovation
  • Creative ideas
  • Implement management practices
  • Workplace design
  • Training and learning


Written assignments and exercises, including short-answer questions, reports/essays and projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment.


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Payment Information

Certificate Course



  • Recognised by employers as professional development;
  • Improve your employment opportunities;
  • Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
  • Access to high-quality courses written by industry experts;
  • All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
  • Unlimited tutor support;
  • Easy to understand course content;
  • Unlimited enrolment with no expiry;
  • Certificate of Attainment issued for your CV (hard copy provided); and
  • Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
SKU: C00021 Category:

Career Pathways

Future growth




  • Change Leader
  • Change Manager
  • Innovation Manager
  • Includes unlimited access
  • Full up-front payment only