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 An introduction to international human resource management
Topic 2 The organisational context
Topic 3 Staffing international operations for sustained global growth
Topic 4 Recruiting and selecting staff for international assignments
Topic 5 International training and development
Topic 6 International compensation
Topic 7 Re-entry and career issues
Topic 8 IHRM in the host country context
Topic 9 International industrial relations
Topic 10 Performance management
Topic 11 International human resource management: A case study of China
Topic 12 Trends in international human resource management

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

  • Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD, 2008, International Human Resource Management, 5th edn, Thomson, Melbourne Australia. ISBN: 978-0-17-013701-0.
  • 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
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (10 weeks)
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

Papua New Guinea - Air Niugini

Teaching method
Structured online learning
Case study30%
Exam: closed book40%

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 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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