HRMT11011 - Human Resource Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces you to the concepts, functions, practices and contemporary issues of Human Resources Management (HRM), and its importance in the effective and ethical management of people within organisations. Topics covered include: strategic HRM, Human Resources Planning; Recruitment and Selection; HRM and the Law; Performance Management; Human Resources Development; Employee Remuneration and Benefits; to name a few. This unit will enable you to apply your understanding of all aspects of the HRM function to problems confronting managers and organisations through practice exercises and case analysis.

Details

Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 1
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the 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).

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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 3 - 2023

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Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2024 Profile
Brisbane
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).

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.

Assessment Tasks

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment 15%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Written Assessment 45%

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

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Previous Feedback

Term 2 - 2023 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 87.50% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 21.05% response rate.

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.

Source: SUTE unit evaluation data, conversation in the workshops and drop in sessions and emails.
Feedback
ALC support, industry guests, and authenticity of the assessments were generally praised. However, some students found the number of Moodle resources and the length, theoretical contents and duration of the pre-recorded lectures to be overwhelming and at times outdated. The DST students would also appreciate evening virtual zoom sessions.
Recommendation
Support from ALC and participation of industry guest should continue. The virtual workshops must be scheduled after 6 pm AEST. Weekly topics should be updated to incorporate new trends. Number of weekly Moodle resources should be minimised to maximum 2 essential readings and/or activities and the rest should be categorised as optional. Lecture contents should be updated and and assessments should continue to reflect the new employment context and HR skills. Pre-recorded lecture needs to be broken down to two or three smaller sections (15-20 mins each) based on the key weekly topics with more visuals and less theoretical discussion.
Action Taken
ALC and industry guest sessions were in place and virtual workshops are scheduled in the evening. Lecture videos, topics and Moodle contents were updated/redesigned and resources were reorganised as suggested. Assessments were authentic and refreshed.
Source: SUTE data, comments and emails
Feedback
Teaching quality, support, contemporary and interesting Moodle resources and authentic assessments were appreciated by most students though one student found the text book less than friendly to navigate.
Recommendation
Keep up the supportive, involved, and informed teaching engagement. The Moodle resources, and assessments should remain contemporary and interesting. The textbook must be regularly updated or changed.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: SUTE comments and workshop/phone interactions.
Feedback
The 2-hours weekly workshops are considered difficult to commit, engage or even watch considering most students are working.
Recommendation
Compress the weekly workshops to one hour recorded sessions. Unrecorded weekly or fortnightly meetings may be introduced as optional drop-in sessions for additional assessment support and networking.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

  1. Identify and evaluate a number of HRM functions such as human resource planning, recruitment and selection, and employee health and safety
  2. Explain how the primary functions of HRM relate to each other and to the broader organisational strategy
  3. Discuss the importance of the strategic role that HRM plays in 21st century organisations
  4. Analyse contemporary HRM issues including ethical, social, and sustainability issues using relevant HRM concepts and models.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
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
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment