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MGC3420 - Human resource development

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Business and Economics

Leader(s): Dr Glennis Hanley


Clayton First semester 2009 (Day)


This unit examines the strategic roles of human resource development in organisations: training; management and career development; and organisational development. Theories and factors affecting training outcomes; and economic, ethical, legal and financial considerations are considered also.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • analyse the strategic importance of human resource development (HRD) in the success of organisations and within the context of environmental pressures and government policy
  • evaluate the nature and importance of theories of learning in the development of HRD programs
  • develop skills in identifying HRD needs, the development of objectives, the design of programs to meet objectives and the evaluation of programs
  • explain and apply models of career management and other emerging HRD themes.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Contact hours

3 hours per week





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