Employee Motivation Coursework


Employee Motivation

Course Duration: 12 hours - Requisition: 28 days

When you think of staff motivation, many things may come to mind: more money, a bigger office, a promotion, or a better quality of life. The truth is, no matter what we offer people, true motivation must come from within. Regardless of how it is characterized, it is important to get the right balance in order to ensure that you have a motivated workforce.

The Employee Motivation coursework will give participants several types of tools to become a great motivator, including goal setting and influencing skills. Participants will also learn about five of the most popular motivational models, and how to bring them together to create a custom program.

Career Pathway 

  • Family Business Owner
  • Consultant & Business Advisor
  • Small Business Owner
  • Solutions Manager
  • Strategic Development Officer
  • Management
  • Manufacturer Executive


  • Case Study
  • Multiple choice questions quiz


  • Gain quality workplace skills and experience to help launch your career.
  • Develop work-related skills and experiences that are recognized by employers. 
  • Develop independence and confidence in an adult learning environment. 
  • Gain an insight into various industry areas to help you decide on a career pathway. 
  • Potentially gain recognition for prior learning for your previous study or work.
  • High-quality course written by industry experts with easy to understand course content
  • Course materials provided online with unlimited tutor support – no textbooks to buy
  • Gain an Australian Certificate upon your successful completion of coursework (Certificate hard copy will be posted to you)
  • Course may be tax deductible - see your tax advisor

Coursework Objectives:

  • Defining motivation, an employer’s role in it and how the employee can play a part
  • Identifying the importance of Employee Motivation
  • Identifying methods of Employee Motivation
  • Describing the theories which pertain to Employee Motivation – with particular reference to psychology
  • Identifying personality types and how they fit into a plan for Employee Motivation.
  • Setting clear and defined goals.
  • Identifying specific issues in the field, and addressing these issues and how to maintain this going forward.

Course Contents

Supervisors and Managers

Module One: Getting Started

Coursework Objectives

Module Two: A Psychological Approach

Herzberg’s Theory of Motivation

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs

The Two Models and Motivation

Case Study

Module Two: Review Questions

Module Three: Object-Oriented Theory

The Carrot

The Whip

The Plant

Case Study

Module Three: Review Questions

Module Four: Using Reinforcement Theory

A History of Reinforcement Theory

Behavior Modification in Four Steps

Appropriate Uses in the Workplace

Case Study

Module Four: Review Questions

Module Five: Using Expectancy Theory

A History of Expectancy Theory

Understanding the Three Factors

Using the Three Factors to Motivate in the Workplace

Case Study

Module Five: Review Questions

Module Six: Personality’s Role in Motivation

Identifying Your Personality Type

Identifying Others’ Personality Type

Motivators by Personality Type

Case Study

Module Six: Review Questions

Module Seven: Setting Goals

Goals and Motivation

Setting SMART Goal

Evaluating and Adapting

Case Study

Module Seven: Review Questions

Module Eight: A Personal Toolbox

Building Your Own Motivational Plan

Encouraging Growth and Development

Getting Others to See the Glass Half-Full

Case Study

Module Eight: Review Questions

Module Nine: Motivation on the Job

The Key Factors

Creating a Motivational Organization

Creating a Motivational Job

Case Study

Module Nine: Review Questions

Module Ten: Addressing Specific Morale Issues

Dealing with Individual Morale Problems

Addressing Team Morale

What to Do When the Whole Company is De-Motivated

Case Study

Module Ten: Review Questions

Module Eleven: Keeping Yourself Motivated

Identifying Personal Motivators

Maximizing Your Motivators

Evaluating and Adapting

Case Study

Module Eleven: Review Questions

Module Twelve: Wrapping Up

Words from the Wise

Course curriculum

  • 1
    Module 01
    • Employee Motivation Getting Started
  • 2
    Module 02
    • Employee Motivation A Psychological Approach
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 02
    • Employee Motivation Module 02 Quiz
  • 3
    Module 03
    • Employee Motivation Object-Oriented Theory
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 03
    • Employee Motivation Module 03 Quiz
  • 4
    Module 04
    • Employee Motivation Using Reinforcement Theory
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 04
    • Employee Motivation Module 04 Quiz
  • 5
    Module 05
    • Employee Motivation Using Expectancy Theory
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 05
    • Employee Motivation Module 05 Quiz
  • 6
    Module 06
    • Employee Motivation Personality’s Role in Motivation
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 06
    • Employee Motivation Module 06 Quiz
  • 7
    Module 07
    • Employee Motivation Setting Goals
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 07
    • Employee Motivation Module 07 Quiz
  • 8
    Module 08
    • Employee Motivation A Personal Toolbox
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 08
    • Employee Motivation Module 08 Quiz
  • 9
    Module 09
    • Employee Motivation Motivation on the Job
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 09
    • Employee Motivation Module 09 Quiz
  • 10
    Module 10
    • Employee Motivation Addressing Specific Morale Issues
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 10
    • Employee Motivation Module 10 Quiz
  • 11
    Module 11
    • Employee Motivation Keeping Yourself Motivated
    • Employee Motivation Case Study Module 11
    • Employee Motivation Module 11 Quiz
  • 12
    Employee Motivation Wrapping Up
    • Employee Motivation Wrapping Up
  • 13
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    • Rate Employee Notivation Course

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