HRMT19012 - Performance Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

An organisation’s performance management system plays a major role in its ability to attract and retain skilled and/or experienced employees, to motivate high quality performance, and to support organisational strategic objectives. In this unit you will gain a sound understanding of the concepts, models and theories underpinning the relationship between performance management systems, human resource management and organisational performance. You will explore the use of performance management techniques in real world organisational settings and develop performance management capabilities relevant to a range of organisational scenarios.


Level Undergraduate
Unit Level 2
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band SCA Band 4
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisite: HRMT11011

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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Unit Availabilities from Term 2 - 2023

Term 1 - 2024 Profile

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 50%
2. Practical and Written Assessment 50%

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 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 100.00% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 21.43% 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: Qualitative comments in the unit evaluation and conversation with UC via email, and virtual drop in sessions.
Students appreciated having 2 distinct assessments with recent, job oriented and authentic assessments. According to them the assessments prepared students to manage performance using a real-world context. One student stated, 'Writing assessment two felt like I was out there, working, writing this piece for a business' and many others appreciated the contemporary topic and practical application of the assessment format. Students also appreciated insightful discussion in workshops, useful assessment feedback and weekly reading materials on recent issues. They appreciated having an updated text-book with emerging knowledge.
Continue to set authentic HRM/industry relevant critical assessment and provide resources on recent or emerging issues.
Action Taken
Created authentic HRM/industry relevant critical assessment and provided resources on recent or emerging issues during each week. Also, discussed emerging issues during weekly workshops and enhanced students' engagement using student-centered activities in breakout rooms.
Source: Qualitative comments in the unit evaluation.
Some students found the assessment briefing spread out more into the workshop rather than in a comprehensive briefing. Moreover, a few topics relevant to the 1st assessment were covered much closer to the submission deadline. They recommended moving all assessment relevant chapters to the earlier weeks and/or providing a comprehensive video briefing for assessment 1.
Move assessment relevant chapters to the earlier weeks where possible. A more comprehensive assessment briefing with highlights of all assessment relevant chapters should be added at an early stage in the assessment resources section.
Action Taken
Moved assessment relevant chapters to the earlier week. An exclusive and more detailed assessment briefing live sessions was arranged in the Week 2 (A1) and Week 7 (A2), and the recorded videos were uploaded in the Assessment tile. About 20 minutes were spent to explain assessment in each weekly workshop. Moreover, the assessments were linked to the relevant topics/chapters so that the students could relate the learning outcomes, topic contents and the assessments.
Source: Qualitative comment in the unit evaluation.
A video case study possibly from a popular TV series was also recommended by one student to make assessment more interesting and engaging.
Consider incorporating video cases or materials in the assessment if and when appropriate.
Action Taken
A video case study could be the part of Assessment 2 in future terms.
Source: SUTE data, qualitative comments and conversation in workshops and emails.
Students especially appreciated the useful knowledge and skills gained from the unit resources and assessment tasks. The unit received great feedback from students with 100 percent overall satisfaction in last two years and high scores in all criteria. However, the unit and assessment 1 requirements were not clear to some students especially during the earlier weeks.
Keep the assessments, resources and text book updated, contemporary and authentic to the industry and skills. Include an additional video with the welcome message in Moodle at least one week before the term starts to explain the overall unit and assessment requirements.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Describe the major concepts, theories and techniques concerned with the way in which organisations manage their people
  2. Outline the key approaches to identifying and assessing employee and organisational performance
  3. Identify the important relationship between an organisation's performance management system and human resource management
  4. Explain the major reward practices and their implications in performance management
  5. Apply effective techniques to plan, develop, and use elements of a performance management system.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Introductory Level
Intermediate Level
Graduate Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Communication
2 - Problem Solving
3 - Critical Thinking
4 - Information Literacy
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 - Practical and Written Assessment