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Unit description

This unit aims to give HR practitioners and line managers the knowledge and skills to engage in strategic human resource planning in the context of the major human resource functions. HRM operational processes and practices will be described and the role of the HRM professional in building the human capital of the organisation will be explored.

Unit content

  1. Introduction and context for Human Resource Management
  2. Human resource planning
  3. Employee relations and industrial relations
  4. Work design
  5. Talent attraction
  6. Talent retention
  7. Management of performance
  8. Strategic reward management
  9. Diversity and workplace health and safety
  10. Evaluating HRM

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
1apply scholarly theory, concepts and practical processes to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)Intellectual rigour
2critically analyse the major HR functions, processes and players within an organisational context and appreciation of their role in strategic HR.Intellectual rigour
3research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues in academic and workplace genresIntellectual rigourCreativityCommunication and social skills
4Write an original communication for a specific audienceCreativityCommunication and social skills

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

  1. apply scholarly theory, concepts and practical processes to Strategic Human Resource Management (SHRM)
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  2. critically analyse the major HR functions, processes and players within an organisational context and appreciation of their role in strategic HR.
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
  3. research, analyse and cogently argue appropriate and creative solutions to human resource management issues in academic and workplace genres
    • GA1: Intellectual rigour
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills
  4. Write an original communication for a specific audience
    • GA2: Creativity
    • GA6: Communication and social skills

Prescribed texts

  • Nankervis, A, Baird, M, Coffey, J & Shields J, 2017, Human resource management: strategy and practice, 9th edn, Cengage Learning, Melbourne, Australia. ISBN: 9780170369862.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%

Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Tutorial on-site 2 hours (12 weeks)
Assessment
Essay25%
Report35%
Exam: closed book40%
Notice

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