Faculty of Business and Economics

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Associate Professor Cathy Sheehan


Not offered in 2016


A range of major issues impacting on human resource management in organisations including demographic and social change, ethics in HRM, managing diversity, assessment centre techniques, the impact of Government legislation on HRM, the contribution of HRM to improving productivity, managing outsourcing, career development and mentoring.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. critically evaluate the major challenges, complexities and issues currently impacting on human resource management in Australian and global organisations
  2. analyse the strategic link between human resource management policies and practices and effective organisation management
  3. identify and recommend human resource management strategies by which managers can maximise organisational effectiveness.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination: 40%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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