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

Overview

The effective training and development of employees is critical for the sustainability and growth of organisations. This unit will provide you an understanding of the role of human resource training and development (T&D) function in an organisation, as well as the underlying concepts and principles upon which T&D is based. You will gain knowledge and skills to evaluate T&D needs, recommend appropriate interventions, evaluate T&D outcomes, and experience the role of a trainer and a trainee. The unit will also provide you an overview of contemporary developments in the field of T&D and the role of T&D in 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

There are no requisites for this unit.

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 - 2021

Melbourne
Online
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. Group Work
Weighting: 25%
2. Presentation
Weighting: 30%
3. Written Assessment
Weighting: 45%

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 Student Evaluation

Feedback

Maintain efficient communication and vast array of resources are provided in a timely manner

Recommendation

Ensure use of CQUniSuccess for efficient communication with students. The communication must be targeted and of benefit to the students and their achievements in the unit. Maintain the weekly postings to provide resources prior to the commencement of the week.

Feedback from Student Evaluation

Feedback

Continued recorded advice directly related to assessment tasks

Recommendation

Ensure a video is provided to students discussing the assessment and the steps in producing the assessment.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of training and development
  2. Assess the link between training and development and broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. Evaluate training and development needs in a practical workplace context, design appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions
  4. Examine training and development opportunities and challenges in contemporary workplaces
  5. Synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to develop training and development 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
1 - Group Work - 25%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 45%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
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 - Group Work - 25%
2 - Presentation - 30%
3 - Written Assessment - 45%
Textbooks and Resources

Textbooks

Supplementary

Employee Training & Development Eighth Edition (2020)

Authors: Raymond A. Noe
McGraw Hill
New York New York , NY , USA
ISBN: 9781260565638
Binding: Paperback

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 7th Edition (APA 7th edition)

For further information, see the Assessment Tasks.

Teaching Contacts
Sardana Khan Unit Coordinator
s.khan@cqu.edu.au
Schedule
Week 1 Begin Date: 08 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Introduction to Employee Training and Development;

and the Australian Training Context

Chapter

Chapter 1

Other relevant articles and resources in the Unit Moodle site, Week 1 section.

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 2 Begin Date: 15 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Strategic Training

Chapter

Chapter 2

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 3 Begin Date: 22 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Training needs assessment 

Chapter

Chapter 3

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 4 Begin Date: 29 Mar 2021

Module/Topic

Learning and transfer of training

Chapter

Chapter 4

Events and Submissions/Topic

GROUP REGISTRATION Due: Week 4 Monday (29 March 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Week 5 Begin Date: 05 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Program design

Chapter

Chapter 5

Events and Submissions/Topic

Vacation Week Begin Date: 12 Apr 2021

Module/Topic


Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Personal review

Week 6 Begin Date: 19 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Traditional training methods

Chapter

Chapter 7

Events and Submissions/Topic

GROUP PRESENTATION Due: Week 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 7 Begin Date: 26 Apr 2021

Module/Topic

Contemporary methods of training: Technology based training methods

Chapter

Chapter 8

Other relevant articles and resources in the Unit Moodle site, Week 7 section

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 8 Begin Date: 03 May 2021

Module/Topic

Training evaluation    

Chapter

Chapter 6

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 9 Begin Date: 10 May 2021

Module/Topic

Employee development 

Chapter

Chapter 9

Other relevant articles and resources in the Unit Moodle site, Week 9 section

Events and Submissions/Topic

Presentation - Training Video (Individual) Due: Week 9 Monday (10 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Week 10 Begin Date: 17 May 2021

Module/Topic

Career management

Chapter

Chapter 9

Other relevant articles and resources in the Unit Moodle site, Week 10 section

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 11 Begin Date: 24 May 2021

Module/Topic

Issues in training and development  

Social Responsibility: Legal Issues, Managing Diversity, and Career Challenges

Chapter

Chapter 10

Other relevant articles and resources in the Unit Moodle site, Week 11 section

Events and Submissions/Topic

Week 12 Begin Date: 31 May 2021

Module/Topic

The future of training and development

Chapter

Chapter 11

Events and Submissions/Topic

Review/Exam Week Begin Date: 07 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

BUSINESS REPORT (Individual) Due: Review/Exam Week Monday (7 June 2021) 11:45 pm AEST
Exam Week Begin Date: 14 Jun 2021

Module/Topic

There is no exam for this Unit.

Chapter

Events and Submissions/Topic

Assessment Tasks

1 Group Work

Assessment Title
GROUP PRESENTATION

Task Description


Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to examine students' ability to work effectively and productively in a group, and report on a key training and/or development need of an organisation based on a Needs Assessment. The secondary purpose is to develop skills in analytical and critical thinking, problem solving, and written and personal communication, appropriate to the workplace context.


Description

This assessment includes a 'Need Assessment Report' (1600-1800 words) and presentation of that report in a group (8-10 minutes) and self-evaluation (individual) in the prescribed form (available in the Unit Moodle site). As a group of two (2) you are to create and deliver a presentation using PowerPoint slides based on your Needs Assessment Report to communicate your findings to the Senior Management Team. Group registration is required on Moodle by week 4 Monday, 11.45 pm (29/3/2021).

This Assessment links to the UN SDG No 8 of Decent Work and Economic Growth.


Please do not commence this Assessment without referring to the Assessment Information provided on Moodle.


Penalties for late submission are applied according to the Policy.


Assessment Due Date

Week 6 Monday (19 Apr 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

All written submissions must be uploaded through the assessment link in Moodle. Your Report must be uploaded in Word format as a .doc or .docx file. Do not upload a PDF file. Your PowerPoint must be uploaded as a .ppt or .pptx.


Return Date to Students

Marks and feedback usually will be returned two (2) weeks from submission for on-time submissions.


Weighting
25%

Assessment Criteria


Assessment Item 1 - Marking Criteria for the Group Presentation and associated Business Report

Your submission will be assessed on the extent to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • Registration of the group members on Moodle by the required date. (5%)
  • A thorough knowledge and application of Needs Assessment, and critical analysis in the discussion. (Report 10%; Presentation 10%)
  • A critical review of the academic literature relevant to Needs Assessment and associated human resource training and development interventions integrated throughout to evidence your analysis and discussion. (Report 15%; Presentation 15%)
  • Relevant and accurate use of the academic literature; Minimum to pass this criterion [7.5/15] is SIX (6) scholarly references which MUST include the prescribed textbook and FIVE (5) recent relevant academic peer reviewed journal articles. (Report 5%; Presentation 5%)
  • Referencing: strict conformity to the referencing protocol of the CQU APA Referencing Guide. References are used throughout the PowerPoint slides as appropriate and a dedicated slide provides the reference list. (Report 3%; Presentation 2%)
  • Report presentation: Report Format Guide used; professional presentation; clarity of expression - grammar, punctuation and correct spelling using Australian English. (5%)
  • PowerPoint presentation: professional approach; key content from report included and in appropriate format and order; overall design, structure demonstrates introduction, body, and conclusion, appropriate language, grammar, punctuation, and correct spelling using Australian English. (10%)
  • Personal presentation skills: professionalism; appropriateness to audience of Senior Management Team; clarity of expression; voice projection; emphasis; engagement; speaker transitions. (10%)
  • Group work and contribution: completion of a self-evaluation and contribution analysis. (5%)


Your Assessment will be marked out of 100 converted to a mark out of 25 as per the Assessment weighting.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online Group

Submission Instructions
The report must be presented in word format.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of training and development
  • Synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to develop training and development interventions for practical workplace contexts.


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

2 Presentation

Assessment Title
Presentation - Training Video (Individual)

Task Description


Presentation - Training Video (Individual)

You are required to plan and create a short training video based on a skill. Online training videos are becoming more prevalent due to technological advances, increased electronic communications and the diversity and geographical spread of workplaces. You are required to develop a Session Plan for your training session, and use this plan to personally deliver the training and record it for online viewing. The training video must be complete and stand alone.

You should identify a particular skill that will be the content focus of your training video. Given the skill, the intended audience (participants in the training), and any context, consider the most appropriate approach. Document this in the Session Plan. The skill you select should not require any expert knowledge or resources (i.e. anyone should be able to watch your training video and participate in the training you are providing).

This Assessment links to the UN SDG No 8 of Decent Work and Economic Growth.


Please do not commence this Assessment without referring to the Assessment Information provided on Moodle.


Penalties for late submission are applied according to the Policy.


Assessment Due Date

Week 9 Monday (10 May 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

All submissions must be uploaded through the assessment link on Moodle.


Return Date to Students

Marks and feedback usually will be returned two (2) weeks from submission for on-time submissions.


Weighting
30%

Assessment Criteria


Assessment Item 2 - Marking Criteria for Online Training Video and accompanying Session Plan

Your submission will be assessed on the extent to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • Presentation: professionalism of delivery, conduct, language, engagement, impact, duration and use of time; (20%)
  • Content: effectiveness of the training video in meeting its specified purpose - skills based training; (20%)
  • Delivery: appropriateness of the use of training delivery concepts and techniques in relation to the content, audience, and context; creativity and innovation; (20%)
  • Structure: training is conducted according to the session plan; (15%)
  • Session Plan: professional presentation, complete - contains elements of a session plan, structure of content, logical flow, appropriate language; (15%)
  • Research: list of sources consulted, which is presented as a reference list according to the CQU APA Referencing Guide; (10%)

Your Assessment will be marked out of 100 and converted to a mark out of 30 as per the Assessment weighting.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Submission Instructions
All submissions must be uploaded through the asssessment link in Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of training and development
  • Assess the link between training and development and broader organisational issues and strategies
  • Evaluate training and development needs in a practical workplace context, design appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions
  • Examine training and development opportunities and challenges in contemporary workplaces
  • Synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to develop training and development interventions for practical workplace contexts.


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

3 Written Assessment

Assessment Title
BUSINESS REPORT (Individual)

Task Description


Purpose

The primary purpose of this assessment item is to assist students develop skills in critical thinking in the analysis of training and development interventions and application in the modern workplace setting. The secondary purpose is to give students the opportunity to enhance their analytical and critical thinking, and written communication skills, particularly in the areas of developing argument and business report writing.


Description

You are required to prepare a Business Report (2000 words) for the Senior Executive Team in relation to a training and development intervention in the contemporary workplace. You are expected to engage in extensive research of the academic literature relating to the topic and evidence your argument from scholarly sources.

This Assessment links to the UN SDG No 8 of Decent Work and Economic Growth.


Please do not commence this Assessment without referring to the Assessment Information provided on Moodle.


Penalties for late submission are applied according to the Policy.


Assessment Due Date

Review/Exam Week Monday (7 June 2021) 11:45 pm AEST

Your submission must be uploaded via Moodle link in Word format as a .doc or .docx file.


Return Date to Students

Assessments will be returned and marks released after grade certificaton.


Weighting
45%

Assessment Criteria


Assessment Item 3 - Marking criteria for individual Business Report

Your submission will be assessed on the extent to which it meets each of the following criteria.

  • A thorough and critical analysis of the topic, which incorporates a critical review of the academic literature integrated throughout the report to evidence the argument. (35%)
  • The implementation plan is included and rationale is provided. (15%)
  • Relevant and appropriate industry/organisational examples have been incorporated to evidence application in the real world setting. (10%)
  • Appropriate use of argument supported by evidence, including a properly constructed introduction, key content sections, a comprehensive conclusion, and specific recommendations. (10%)
  • Relevant and accurate use of the academic literature; Minimum to pass this criterion [7.5/15] is SEVEN (7) scholarly references, which MUST include the prescribed textbook and SIX (6) recent and relevant academic peer reviewed journal articles. (15%)
  • Professionalism of the Business Report; Report Format Guide used; clarity of expression; language; grammar; punctuation, and correct spelling using Australian English; within word count. (10%)
  • Strict conformity to the referencing protocol of the CQU APA Referencing Guide. (5%)

Your Assessment will be marked out of 100 and converted to a mark out of 45 as per the Assessment weighting.


Referencing Style

Submission
Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
  • Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of training and development
  • Assess the link between training and development and broader organisational issues and strategies
  • Evaluate training and development needs in a practical workplace context, design appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions
  • Examine training and development opportunities and challenges in contemporary workplaces
  • Synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to develop training and development interventions for practical workplace contexts.


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

Academic Integrity Statement

As a CQUniversity student you are expected to act honestly in all aspects of your academic work.

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.

When you use the ideas, words or data of others in your assessment, you must thoroughly and clearly acknowledge the source of this information by using the correct referencing style for your unit. Using others’ work without proper acknowledgement may be considered a form of intellectual dishonesty.

Participating honestly, respectfully, responsibly, and fairly in your university study ensures the CQUniversity qualification you earn will be valued as a true indication of your individual academic achievement and will continue to receive the respect and recognition it deserves.

As a student, you are responsible for reading and following CQUniversity’s policies, including the Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure. This policy sets out CQUniversity’s expectations of you to act with integrity, examples of academic integrity breaches to avoid, the processes used to address alleged breaches of academic integrity, and potential penalties.

What is a breach of academic integrity?

A breach of academic integrity includes but is not limited to plagiarism, self-plagiarism, collusion, cheating, contract cheating, and academic misconduct. The Student Academic Integrity Policy and Procedure defines what these terms mean and gives examples.

Why is academic integrity important?

A breach of academic integrity may result in one or more penalties, including suspension or even expulsion from the University. It can also have negative implications for student visas and future enrolment at CQUniversity or elsewhere. Students who engage in contract cheating also risk being blackmailed by contract cheating services.

Where can I get assistance?

For academic advice and guidance, the Academic Learning Centre (ALC) can support you in becoming confident in completing assessments with integrity and of high standard.

What can you do to act with integrity?