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 3
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 3 - 2020

Term 1 - 2021 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 - 2019 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.4 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 33.33% 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 feedback from 'Have your say...' survey
Provide structured lectures in a video recording each week.
Continue to provide video/audio tools with separate lectures from the Zoom session each week.
Action Taken
This will be provided to students on a continuing basis.
Source: Student feedback from 'Have your say...' survey
I would have been lost without the exemplar
Continue to provide exemplar, video explanation, written guide and rubric for assessment.
Action Taken
Exemplar will continue to be provided.
Source: Have your say survey results
Continue to provide Zoom sessions and exemplars
Provide four Zoom sessions linked to assessment per term and exemplar for each term for all assessment items.
Action Taken
Source: Have your say survey results - student comment
Lecture recordings for each week would be helpful for distance students (and provide) another resource to assist in learning.
Provide recorded lectures for all 12 topics no more than 30 minutes.
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
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Practical and Written Assessment