OnlineSession 2Session 2

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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

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Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Short written response20%

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

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Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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