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HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
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General Information


In this unit you will study the HR functions, operations, policies and practices that are applicable to the transference of employees for work purposes from one country to another. The unit is designed to raise, study and analyse the issues that will challenge a HR practitioner who is tasked with employing and deploying employees (particularly managerial employees) in different organisational settings in different countries. HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management is an advanced unit that builds upon and applies the knowledge that students have obtained in HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources to managers and employees working in international organisations in a number of countries. The complexities of working in global organisations require more advanced skill levels from human resource (HR) managers.


Career Level: Postgraduate
Unit Level: Level 9
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 10
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources

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 2 - 2023


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 Postgraduate 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

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 in class


I find the subject very engaging. I'm interested to access additional learning resources post-covid era in order to better understand the impact on IHRM practices & issues among MNEs.


Providing students with continuous support including class discussions of recent case studies and academic journal articles relevant to the IHRM practices and issues of MNEs during the post-covid era.

Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Research and apply the theories that inform the study and practice of international human resource management in a variety of international settings
  2. Discuss the significance of international organisations adopting human resource management policies and practices
  3. Critically analyse the implementation of human resource management policies and practices in international organisations in a way that is relevant to all management practitioners, not just human resource managers
  4. Critically assess the impact of working in various countries on expatriate managers and their families
  5. Identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of international human resource management.
Alignment of Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Graduate Attributes
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Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Professional Level
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Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Group Work - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
8 - Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Cultures

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
1 - Written Assessment - 20%
2 - Group Work - 40%
3 - Written Assessment - 40%
Textbooks and Resources



International Human Resource Management

Edition: 7 (2017)
Authors: Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD
Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781473719026
Binding: Paperback

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
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