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 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites There are no pre-requisites for the unit.
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Residential School No Residential School

Unit Availabilities from Term 1 - 2019

Term 1 - 2019 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 25%
2. Presentation 30%
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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.2 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 38% 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 evaluations and email comments to Unit Coordinator.
Greater 'real time' interaction with distance students.
Schedule regular Zoom sessions or similar throughout the term.
Action Taken
Additional Zoom sessions were provided in T1 2018.
Source: Student evaluations and email comments to Unit Coordinator
Additional support around working effectively in groups
Provide supporting material about 'working effectively in groups' and guidance on forming groups.
Action Taken
Information regarding the registration process was provided on Moodle. Also material on the 'how to' of working in groups was provided on Moodle.
Source: Student evaluation
Engage more with distance learners
Review the suite of engagement opportunities for Distance students to enhance connectedness and support learning.
Action Taken
Source: Student evaluation
The variety of the assessment tasks were useful as they could be applied in the real world and in my role as HR Coordinator.
Continue with assessments that have real world application.
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
1 - Group Work
2 - Presentation
3 - Written Assessment