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HRMT11011 - Human Resources in Organisations

General Information

Unit Synopsis

This unit introduces students to the study of Human Resources Management and its importance in the management of people within organisations. Throughout the unit, the importance of managing human resources effectively in both increasingly competitive environments and in the international context will be stressed. Areas of study to be covered include: the environment for HRM; Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action; Job Analysis; Human Resources Planning; Recruitment, Selection and Induction; Performance Appraisal; Human Resources Development; Compensation Management; Occupational Health and Safety; Termination of the Employment Relationship; Human Resources Research and International HRM. Contemporary issues in HRM will be briefly discussed during the term, as will other environmental forces likely to impact the field of HRM in the foreseeable future.

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 - 2013

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 2 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Distance
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Melbourne
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Bundaberg
Cairns
Gladstone
Mackay
Melbourne
Online
Perth
Rockhampton
Sydney
Townsville
Term 3 - 2020 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2021 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 2 - 2022 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 35%
2. Written Assessment 45%
3. Online Quiz(zes) 20%

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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.1 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 25.33% 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: Student evaluation
Feedback
Positive feedback was received in relation to the organisation of the Unit, the learning materials, the assessment exemplars and resources, and the comprehensive feedback provided to students on the assessment. e.g. I appreciated the comments left on assessments. I found the assessment exemplars & resources provided most helpful.
Recommendation
Continue to provide this scope, considering timing of support, and continually monitor how to improve learning & teaching practices.
Action Taken
Continued to provide this support. Updated assessment exemplars and briefing were provided every term via Moodle. Comprehensive summative and formative assessment feedback had been provided in feedback studio.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
Requests for more communication
Recommendation
Review the scheduling and scope of ZOOM sessions to further support the resources made available on Moodle.
Action Taken
Additional zoom sessions are provided to students. The schedule of the zoom sessions include options for evening sessions for the increasing number of mature aged and working DST students.
Source: Student evaluation
Feedback
There is a range of student feedback with regard to the assessment items, including a suggestion to incorporate group work.
Recommendation
Continue to review assessment configuration.
Action Taken
Assessment items remained individual. No recent feedback supported the need for a group assessment as the cohort distribution changed significantly since T1 2020. The assessment tasks are reviewed to better match the new situation and new learning and teaching practices.
Source: Student survey qualitative comments and email communication.
Feedback
Some students found the Moodle website difficult to navigate.
Recommendation
Rearrange the Moodle resources for a more uniform and user friendly view.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey qualitative comments and email communication.
Feedback
Some students found the weekly resources overwhelming.
Recommendation
Introduce weekly workshop activity plans with clear instructions about essential readings, activities, and resource links.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey qualitative comments and email communication.
Feedback
Some students found the assessment tasks overwhelming and the assessment topic difficult to link to HRM theories.
Recommendation
Reconfigure the assessment topics, composition, and structures to better match the interests of the changing student cohort without compromising the authenticity. Provide regular weekly assessment briefings in workshops to gradually establish a clear link to the topic and textbook contents. Introduce more interactive breakout room activities for the weekly online workshops aligned to the assessment tasks and learning outcomes.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student survey qualitative comments and email communication.
Feedback
Some students were not engaged with the unit content and delivery.
Recommendation
Weekly formative quizzes may be introduced to ensure consistent level of engagement. Continue to invite appropriate and distinguished industry guests to share knowledge and experience.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. provide a critical overview of the field of human resource management
  2. explain how the primary functions of HRM relate to each other and to the broader organisational strategy
  3. describe the roles and responsibilities of HR professionals
  4. discuss the emerging strategic role that HRM plays in 21st century organisations
  5. apply the concepts of HRM to problems confronting managers and organisations through practice exercises and case analysis
  6. analyse employee-employer problems using ethical and the relevant legal HRM concepts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
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
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Online Quiz(zes)