HRMT19013 - Human Resource Training and Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The effective training and development of employees is critical for the sustainability and growth of organisations. This unit will provide you an understanding of the role of human resource training and development (T&D) function in an organisation, as well as the underlying concepts and principles upon which T&D is based. You will gain knowledge and skills to evaluate T&D needs, recommend appropriate interventions, evaluate T&D outcomes, and experience the role of a trainer and a trainee. The unit will also provide you an overview of contemporary developments in the field of T&D and the role of T&D in broader management and organisational strategy.


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 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 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. Group Work 15%
2. Presentation 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 1 - 2022 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 83.33% (`Agree` and `Strongly Agree` responses), based on a 28.57% 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 student survey and conversation with UC via email, discussion forum and drop in sessions.
The video and hands on components of the assessments were very well received as contemporary and job relevant skills. The detailed assessment briefing was also appreciated. However, the first assessment should carry less than 25% marks according to some students and the group work component, team registration process and feedback system in assessment 1 was not appreciated by the students due to difficulty in securing equal commitment from team mates and complexity of the process.
The 1st assessment should carry 15% marks instead of 25% and the individual component should carry more weight in the rubric. The process of group registration and providing feedback for assessment 1 (group and individual parts) should be simplified and more clearly explained or facilitated. An early feedback is also appreciated especially for the 1st assessment.
Action Taken
An 'Update Unit Proposal' was initiated, approved and implemented to action the proposed changes which led to the improved unit performance in T1 2022. Early assessment feed back was also ensured.
Source: Drop-in session conversation and emails.
Students showed high level of satisfaction in all criteria with full satisfaction on learning from useful resources and assessments of this unit. One student showed some concerns initially about the word limit and task requirement for the 1st assessment considering the lower mark distribution. However, since assessment 1 is a group work, the student later understood that the task load is expected to be shared among the team members.
The assessments and learning resources should be regularly updated to remain authentic to the contemporary and relevant skills and technology contexts. The text book should be updated (when available) to support the new trends and topic. The equal participation and engagement of all members in the group work can be facilitated by early team formation, and breakout room activities using worksheets for each team for the first three weeks.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of training and development
  2. Assess the link between training and development and broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. Evaluate training and development needs in a practical workplace context, design appropriate interventions, and evaluate the effectiveness of such interventions
  4. Examine training and development opportunities and challenges in contemporary workplaces
  5. Synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to develop training and development interventions for practical workplace contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Group Work
2 - Presentation
3 - 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
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