Unit description

This unit aims to give HR practitioners and line managers 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.

Unit content

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

  • Delahaye, BL, 2011, Human resource development: Managing learning and knowledge management, 3rd edn, Tilde University Press, Prahran, Victoria.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

New Zealand - MIT

Teaching method
Structured online learning


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning

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Fee information


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