Change Management online short course

Course starts 5 October 2020

Course information

Registration Closes:
29 September 2020
Course Starts:
5 October 2020
8 weeks, excluding orientation
7–10 hours/week of self-paced learning, entirely online*
ZAR R13,500
Payment Options
University of Cape Town (UCT)


The one constant you can always count on is change.  It’s estimated in the years to come organisations will place greater emphasis on change resilience and change management competency, with a large focus on increasing change management comprehension at the managerial level.

This change management course aims to render a business focus on sustained change and offer a practical change management toolkit to solution design. Develop the skill to anticipate, articulate and act with the goal of building enterprise change management competency within your organisation.


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What will set you apart

Earn a certificate of completion from the University of Cape Town in this online short course and be empowered to:

  • Determine a case for change, and articulate the case for change management to stakeholders
  • Identify a change management approach and create and implement a change management plan to successfully bring about change
  • Gather communication and conflict management skills to implement in your organisation

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Course curriculum

Anticipate and address changes proactively with this course in change management by learning about the approaches, models and tools that can be applied to various change contexts, organisations and situations as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:

  • Orientation Module: Welcome to your Online Campus 
  • Course Module 1: Making the case for change
  • Course Module 2: Winning over stakeholders and influencers
  • Course Module 3: Developing strategic change initiatives
  • Course Module 4: Creating a climate for change
  • Course Module 5: Preparing an implementation plan for change
  • Course Module 6: Addressing resistance and removing barriers
  • Course Module 7: Monitoring the outcomes of a change initiative
  • Course Module 8: Sustaining change in an ever-evolving environment

Earn a certificate from the University of Cape Town (UCT)

On completion of this course you earn a certificate from a top-tier university as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.
Disclaimer: The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University.


Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 5 October 2020.

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    GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.

    At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Advisor who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.


    By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.

    Why wouldn't you ask your boss to help you fund your studies if it's going to have an impact on the way you do business?

    37% of our past students receive financial assistance from their employers. You can ask for help, too. Here is a guide to show you how to receive financial assistance from your employer.


    The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.

    On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.