OnlineSession 2N/A

Unit description

Develops an understanding of strategic management planning, implementation and human resource development. Students learn methods of applying HR metrics and workforce analytics. Workforce Designer takes a greater strategic and macro approach, examining timely agendas such as resilience and organisational sustainability related to planning.

Unit content

Topic 1: Understanding strategic HRM and the Resource Based View (RBV)

Topic 2: Intro to strategic planning (SWOT, vulnerability audits) by examining the contemporary issues in HRM in the Asia Pacific Region

Topic 3: HR metrics

Topic 4: Examining outsourcing and (HRD), emphasis on training

Topic 5: Sustainability in strategic HRM (learning organisations and innovative behaviour).

Topic 6: Comparing the impact of globalisation on HR in different countries (evidence of poor planning, evidence of accidents, acceptance of mistakes, high turnover, stress, over-engineering, over-reliance).

Topic 7: Transferring HRM policies and practices in multinational companies – smart systems (emphasis on training and development, bi-directional communication, changing incentive systems, in-sourcing).

Topic 8: Managing diversity, social inclusion and change in the workplace so as to build effective performance management systems.

Topic 9: Understanding the impact of the aging population, work-life management and high performance teams/ virtual teams

Topic 10: Managing talent and the retention of skilled workers/mission critical skills set/ethical implications of brain drain and the debacles around outsourcing/knowledge management: capture and retention of tacit knowledge – public private sector, non profit, SME.

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

  • No prescribed texts.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment


Teaching method
Lecture online 1 hour (12 weeks)
Exam: open 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 2020 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3

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