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HRMT19013 - Human Resource Development

General Information

Unit Synopsis

The effective development of people within the workplace is recognised as being critical to the ongoing sustainability of organisations. This unit provides an understanding of the role of the human resource development (HRD) function in an organisation, as well as providing the underlying concepts and principles upon which HRD is based. It also provides students with the knowledge and skills to evaluate HRD needs, recommend appropriate interventions, and evaluate the outcomes. It also provides an overview of contemporary developments in the field of HRD, shows the links to other HR functions and the integration of HRD into broader management and organisational strategy.

Details

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

Corequisite: HRMT 11011

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 - 2016

Term 1 - 2017 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2018 Profile
Brisbane
Distance
Mackay
Melbourne
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2019 Profile
Brisbane
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2020 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Rockhampton
Sydney
Term 1 - 2021 Profile
Melbourne
Online
Sydney
Term 1 - 2022 Profile
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 50%
2. 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

Past Exams

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Previous Feedback

Term 1 - 2020 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 52% 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 - unit evaluation
Feedback
Students are looking for a range of resources and engagement throughout the term including online/zoom interactions to support their learning. There also were requests to consider the scheduling of the zooms (e.g. a time other than 5.30pm -not ideal for people working full-time 9 - 5). Feedback indicated that the students' queries were responded to in a timely manner.
Recommendation
Schedule Zooms sessions for content discussion and assessment to complement the video lectures. Consider also the time of day for Zooms to provide options for people who are working full-time. Continue to review the type and combination of resources, and timeliness, to support oncampus and online learning. And continue with timely responses to queries.
Action Taken
Individual Zoom sessions related specifically to assessment were provided this term. These Zoom sessions were recorded for viewing by students that could not attend in real time.
Source: Student feedback - unit evaluation
Feedback
Overall the variety and nature of the assessment tasks were well received as a positive learning experience (and some reported challenging); 'they were all very different but informative and more practical - tasks that we may have to do within a HR job.'
Recommendation
Continue with the practical nature of the assessments; ensure clarity on the scope of requirements; provide exemplars as appropriate.
Action Taken
Assessment Tasks were designed with more practical tasks in mind that would be consistent with the application of skills from a graduate Human Resource Consultant.
Source: Student feedback; Unit Coordinator review.
Feedback
It was reported that the Moodle site was readily navigable and organised - 'by far the best I have worked with in my studies'. Moodle site should be reviewed and developed as per the best practice guidelines.
Recommendation
Ensure that the Moodle site is developed in accordance with best practice guidelines provided by the School of Business and Law.
Action Taken
The moodle site was well organised with resources that were relevant and often written specifically for this iteration of the Unit.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Maintain efficient communication and vast array of resources are provided in a timely manner
Recommendation
Ensure use of CQUniSuccess for efficient communication with students. The communication must be targeted and of benefit to the students and their achievements in the unit. Maintain the weekly postings to provide resources prior to the commencement of the week.
Action Taken
Nil.
Source: Student Evaluation
Feedback
Continued recorded advice directly related to assessment tasks
Recommendation
Ensure a video is provided to students discussing the assessment and the steps in producing the assessment.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  2. explain the link between HRD and broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  4. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions
  5. explain the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace
  6. synthesise concepts and theories covered in the unit to aid in developing HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5 6
1 - Written Assessment
2 - Written Assessment
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