CQUniversity Unit Profile
HRMT19013 Human Resource Development
Human Resource Development
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General Information

Overview

The effective development of people within the workplace is recognised as being critical to the ongoing sustainability of organisations. This Unit will provide you an understanding of the role of human resource development (HRD) function in an organisation, as well as providing the underlying concepts and principles upon which HRD is based. You will gain knowledge and skills to evaluate HRD needs, recommend appropriate interventions, and evaluate the outcomes. The unit provides you an overview of contemporary developments in the field of HRD and the relationship with other HR functions into broader management and organisational strategy.

Details

Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Corequisite: HRMT 11011

Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit, should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification. Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability. See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).

Offerings For Term 1 - 2017

Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Class and Assessment Overview

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 6-credit Undergraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 12.5 hours of study per week, making a total of 150 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Bundaberg, Cairns, Emerald, Gladstone, Mackay, Rockhampton, Townsville
Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney

Assessment Overview

1. Written Assessment
Weighting: 20%
2. Group Work
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 50%

Assessment Grading

This is a graded unit: your overall grade will be calculated from the marks or grades for each assessment task, based on the relative weightings shown in the table above. You must obtain an overall mark for the unit of at least 50%, or an overall grade of ‘pass’ in order to pass the unit. If any ‘pass/fail’ tasks are shown in the table above they must also be completed successfully (‘pass’ grade). You must also meet any minimum mark requirements specified for a particular assessment task, as detailed in the ‘assessment task’ section (note that in some instances, the minimum mark for a task may be greater than 50%). Consult the University’s Grades and Results Policy for more details of interim results and final grades.

Previous Student Feedback

Feedback, Recommendations and Responses

Every unit is reviewed for enhancement each year. At the most recent review, the following staff and student feedback items were identified and recommendations were made.

Feedback from Have Your Say feedback and emails to course co-ordinator

Feedback

Some students sought further clarity, and perhaps examples on the assessment items.

Recommendation

More detail on expectations of students in relation to assessment items is recommended, with sample sentences and approaches to be provided.

Action

Assessment tasks were structured with supporting material and guides provided as to expectations.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  4. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions
  5. explain the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace
  6. synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to aid in developing HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
N/A Level
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
Advanced Level

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Group Work - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
5 - Team Work
6 - Information Technology Competence
7 - Cross Cultural Competence
8 - Ethical practice
9 - Social Innovation

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Group Work - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 50%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Prescribed

Learn or Die: Using Science to Build a Leading-Edge Learning Organization (2014)

Authors: Edward D. Hess
Columbia University Press
New York New York , New York , USA
ISBN: 9780231538275
Binding: Hardcover

Additional Textbook Information

E-Book format is preferred. Students may purchase the E-Book from the links provided at http://cup.columbia.edu/book/learn-or-die/9780231170246.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
Referencing Style

All submissions for this unit must use the referencing style: American Psychological Association 6th Edition (APA 6th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Maree Franettovich Unit Coordinator
m.franettovich@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 06 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Overview of Human Resource Development

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 13 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Building a High-Performance Learning Organisation

Chapter

Chapter 1

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 20 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Learning: How Our Mind Works & Emotions: the Myth of Rationality

Chapter

Chapters 2 & 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 27 Mar 2017

Module/Topic

Learning: The Right People

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 5 Begin Date: 03 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Development Needs and the Human Resource Development Needs Investigation (HRDNI) - an Overview

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Individual Essay 1500 words (20%) Due: Week 5 Monday (3 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Vacation Week Begin Date: 10 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 6 Begin Date: 17 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Creating a Learning Environment & Learning Conversations

Chapter

Chapters 5 & 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 7 Begin Date: 24 Apr 2017

Module/Topic

Mentoring & Coaching

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 01 May 2017

Module/Topic

Critical Thinking Tools & A Conversation with Dr Gary Klein

Chapter

Chapters 7 & 8

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment 2 - Team Presentation (30%) Due: Week 8 Tuesday (2 May 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 9 Begin Date: 08 May 2017

Module/Topic

Learning Design & Facilitation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 10 Begin Date: 15 May 2017

Module/Topic

Case Studies

Chapter

Chapters 9, 10 & 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 22 May 2017

Module/Topic

Evaluation

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic


Week 12 Begin Date: 29 May 2017

Module/Topic

HRD and contemporary challenges

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Written Assessment - Individual Report 2500 words (50%) Due: Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 11:45 pm AEST
Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 05 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Exam Week Begin Date: 12 Jun 2017

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

There is no examination for this course.

Assessment Tasks

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Individual Essay 1500 words (20%)

Task Description

This is an individual assessment. The essay should be 1500 words +/- 10% (excluding reference list).

This Assessment Task is all about YOU. You are required to write a reflective essay. This essay should include content on your personal perspective on how you can improve and/or change your approach to learning and the analysis must be evidenced by specific examples and the broader academic literature.

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 1 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.



Assessment Due Date

Week 5 Monday (3 Apr 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.


Weighting
20%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment 1

CONTENT: Does your essay demonstrate

  • a comprehensive personal reflection analysing at least three personal focus areas to improve or change in relation to personal learning within a well developed academic essay (20%)
  • a critical review of the relevant academic literature integrated throughout the essay to evidence the analysis of the personal focus areas you have identified (20%)
  • use of relevant personal examples and others as appropriate to evidence your learning story integrated into the analysis (20%)
  • appropriate reflective discussion including a properly constructed introduction and conclusion (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of the academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is SEVEN (7) scholarly references which must include the prescribed textbook plus SIX (6) relevant academic peer reviewed journals (15%)
PRESENTATION: Does your essay demonstrate
  • clarity of expression, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out the current CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide (5%)
  • appropriate presentation including formatting as required and presented within 1500 words +/- 10% (5%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  • explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

2 Group Work

Assessment Title
Assessment 2 - Team Presentation (30%)

Task Description

This is a team assessment in the form of a professional presentation.

As a team you are to create and deliver a personal presentation using an appropriate presentation tool (e.g. Power Point or similar and the accompanying written script) to communicate the findings of your Human Resource Development Needs Investigation [HRDNI] to the Senior Management Team.

A team must have a minimum of 2 members and maximum of 3 members. (Note: FLEX students are required to form virtual teams and as a minimum are required to produce a visual presentation with voiceover.) All teams must register on Moodle. All students must undertake a self assessment and peer assessment (SPA)

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 2 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.


Assessment Due Date

Week 8 Tuesday (2 May 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment 2

CONTENT: Does your submission demonstrate

  • a thorough knowledge and critical analysis of the topic within the personal presentation and accompanying written script (20%)
  • a critical review of the academic literature integrated throughout and relevant to the topic (20%)
  • use of relevant organisational examples to evidence your argument (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of the academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is EIGHT (8) scholarly references, which must include the prescribed textbook, plus SEVEN (7) relevant academic peer reviewed journals (15%)

PRESENTATION: Does your submission demonstrate

  • presentation tool: e.g. Power Point or equivalent - professionalism for the workplace context, overall design, structure, format and layout, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (10%)
  • presentation skills; appropriateness to audience of Senior Management Team, clarity of expression, language, voice projection, emphasis, engagement, speaker transitions; required duration (10%)
  • presentation script is complete, includes references, structure - introduction, body (key messages), conclusion and recommendations (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide; references throughout the power point slides as appropriate; references slide included; written script must contain references to evidence the research sources and the associated reference list (5%)
  • team work and contribution; completion of a self and peer assessment - SPA (5%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  • explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies
  • evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  • evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Team Work
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
Written Assessment - Individual Report 2500 words (50%)

Task Description

This is an individual assessment. The report should be 2500 words +/- 10% (excluding reference list and any Appendices).

You are required to prepare a Business Report for the Senior Executive Team in relation to a learning and development intervention in the contemporary workplace.

Please do not commence this assessment without referring to the Assessment Details Task 3 available on the Moodle site for this Unit.


Assessment Due Date

Week 12 Friday (2 June 2017) 11:45 pm AEST


Return Date to Students

For on time submissions, we will make every attempt to return marked submissions within two weeks.


Weighting
50%

Assessment Criteria

Assessment 3

CONTENT: Does your submission demonstrate

  • a thorough knowledge and critical analysis of the topic within a well developed business report (20%)
  • a critical review of the academic literature integrated throughout the report relevant to the topic (20%)
  • use of relevant and appropriate organisational examples to evidence your argument (20%)
  • appropriate use of argument supported by evidence including a properly constructed introduction, comprehensive conclusion and recommendations (10%)
  • relevant and accurate use of academic literature (minimum to pass [8/15] this criterion is NINE (9) scholarly references, which must include the prescribed textbook, plus EIGHT (8) relevant academic peer reviewed journals) (15%)

PRESENTATION: Does your submission demonstrate

  • professionalism of the business report, clarity of expression, language, grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English (5%)
  • strict conformity to the referencing protocol as set out in the CQUniversity APA Referencing Guide (5%)
  • appropriate report presentation including formatting as required by the Report Guide provided and presented within 2500 words +/- 10% (5%)


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  • explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies
  • evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  • evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions
  • explain the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace
  • synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to aid in developing HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.


Graduate Attributes
  • Communication
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical Thinking
  • Information Literacy
  • Information Technology Competence
  • Cross Cultural Competence
  • Ethical practice

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Any assessable work undertaken or submitted for review or assessment must be your own work. Assessable work is any type of work you do to meet the assessment requirements in the unit, including draft work submitted for review and feedback and final work to be assessed.

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