units

MGX5950

Faculty of Business and Economics

Postgraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
Organisational UnitDepartment of Management
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Associate Professor Peter Holland

Synopsis

This unit offers a broad perspective on the development of human resources within organisations by examining the role of training and development and career development within the Human Resource Management function of a business enterprise. It examines major theories relevant to human resource development and career development, including human capital theory, the theory of the psychological contract and the theory of the learning organisation.

Outcomes

The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explain the strategic importance of human resource development (HRD) in the success of organisations
  2. assess this importance within the context of environmental pressures and government policy
  3. integrate an understanding of the nature and importance of theories of learning into the development of HRD programs
  4. critically assess the methods of identifying HRD needs from formulation through to evaluation
  5. explain and apply models of career management
  6. integrate emerging HRD themes into HRD strategies for achieving organisational objectives.

Assessment

Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

3 hours per week

Prerequisites