Not currently available in 2020

Unit description

To impart knowledge, operational and management skills suited to HR practitioners, middle and senior managers in relation to the attraction, recruitment, selection, retention and performance management of staff in a range of organisational contexts.

Unit content

  1. Understanding Contemporary Labour Markets - global and country specific, 'the war for talent', mobility, skills shortages, demographic differences between 'old' and 'new' economies, demographic differences between segments of the labour markets.
  2. Branding and Attraction Strategies - the link between marketing and HR.
  3. The Legal and Ethical Context of the Employment Cycle.
  4. Job Analysis and Design.
  5. Managing Recruitment and Selection: Traditional Strategies
  6. Managing Recruitment and Selection: Contemporary Strategies.
  7. Research on Motivation, Emotional Intelligence, Employee Engagement, Turnover and Retention.
  8. Managing Retention Strategies.
  9. Case studies in Attraction, Recruitment and Retention
  10. Contemporary Issues in Attraction and Retention.

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

Teaching and assessment


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

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the study session.

Fee information


Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

Fee paying courses
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Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.