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2021 unit offering information will be available in November 2020

Unit description

Provides HR practitioners and line managers with the knowledge and skills to implement, manage and critically evaluate human resource development activities in workplaces and to understand national and international approaches to the development of human capital. Students will be engaged in a case-based approach to learning.

Unit content

  1. Human Resource Development in the Context of Human Resource Management. 
  2. Managing Human Resource Development: Learning Theory.
  3. Managing Human Resource Development: Learning Practices. 
  4. Managing Human Resource Development: Needs Analysis.
  5. Managing Human Resource Development: Design and Implementation.
  6. Managing Human Resource Development: Evaluation. 
  7. Managing Human Resource Development: Career development, mentoring and other strategies. 
  8. Managing Human Resource Development in a Culturally Diverse Workplace. 
  9. National Human Resource Development and the Global Context - the role of governments in human capital development. 
  10. Contemporary Issues and Critical Perspectives in Human Resource Development.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to:GA1GA2GA3GA4GA5GA6GA7
1relate relevant HRD theory to practical business/organisational issues supported by rationale, research and/or scholarly literatureIntellectual rigour
2appraise individual differences and cultural diversity as they impact on HRD practicesCultural competence
3critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon HRD issues, including contextual and ethical issues.Ethical practice

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. relate relevant HRD theory to practical business/organisational issues supported by rationale, research and/or scholarly literature
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. appraise individual differences and cultural diversity as they impact on HRD practices
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. critically analyse, synthesise and reflect upon HRD issues, including contextual and ethical issues.
    • GA3: Ethical practice

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2021 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
For POSTGRADUATE or UNDERGRADUATE full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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