Faculty of Education

Postgraduate - Unit

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12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Education
OfferedClayton First semester 2014 (Flexible)
Singapore Term 4 2014 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Paddy O'Toole


This unit examines resource management including human, financial administrative and knowledge management. Aspects of strategic planning, budgeting, human resource management and business plans will be covered. Examination of factors associated with developing and maintaining a capable organisation with effective and efficient resource management will be the key feature. Students will be expected to develop a business plan for an organisation relevant to their employment and experience.


Upon successful completion of this unit students should be able to:

  1. acquire understanding and knowledge of the key aspects of resource management in an organisation
  2. have gained skills in developing and planning for successful resource management
  3. have gained skills in developing an appropriate business plan for an organisation
  4. have an understanding of human resource management elements and their role in organisational success and coherence.


Essay (2400 words equivalent, 30%)
Business plan (5600 words equivalent, 70%)

Chief examiner(s)

Workload requirements

Flexible mode offers a stand-alone online offering that allows students to learn and engage in content and assessment in a supported way. It also provides a face to face component of 12 hours over the semester to engage students with the online learning content, which students can attend if they are able and interested.

Minimum total expected workload equals 288 hours per semester comprising:

(a.) Contact hours for flexible students:

  • 12 contact hours and 24 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester or
  • 36 hours equivalent of online activities over the semester

(b.) Additional requirements (all students):

  • independent study to meet the minimum required hours per semester