OnlineSession 3Session 3

Unit description

Enables the student to effectively conduct the management of diverse human resources, particularly in the international employment relations context. Fosters an understanding of International HRM as well as HRM practices in other countries.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: The cultural context
Topic 3: The organisational context
Topic 4: Equity and non-equity modes of international operations
Topic 5: Recruitment and selection
Topic 6: Performance management
Topic 7: Training, careers, repatriation
Topic 8: Compensation, benefits and taxes
Topic 9: Global employment laws, labour relations, ethics and standards
Topic 10: Trends: Emerging types of assignees and assignments; women in international management; work-life balance
Topic 11: Trends: Managing knowledge; social responsibility, sustainability and diversity of human resources
Topic 12: Case studies: Globalising 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.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 3

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Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Case study35%
Reflective writing30%
Six Discussion Board postings plus engagement15%

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

Fee paying courses
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