HRMT19014 - Human Resources Planning, Recruitment & Selection

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In the dynamic business and employment environment, it is critical that Human Resource (HR) practitioners understand how to assist organisations to attract and retain talented people. This unit will provide you with an overview of the functions of human resource planning, recruitment and selection, including the associated legal and ethical issues. You will learn how to plan for an organisation’s future staffing needs, how to identify methods to attract, recruit and select employees, and how to use HR information systems and HR analytics to support business 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

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 - 2022

Term 2 - 2023 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. Online Quiz(zes) 20%
2. Portfolio 45%
3. Presentation 35%

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 2 - 2021 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.3 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 41.03% 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: Have your say
The assessment return time should be improved.
The assessment return time should be equal to or less than 14 days.
Action Taken
The assessment return time was less than 14 days in 2021 and the evaluation in the assessment return criterion have significantly reflected the improved satisfaction.
Source: Qualitative feedback from the 'Have your say' student survey and conversation with the UC over phone/email and/or in virtual workshops.
The students generally expressed the satisfaction with teaching, support, resources, and assignments that coincided with the learning outcomes. Overall they found the course enjoyable and relevant to HRM in the industry. However, one student mentioned that the assessment instructions should be revisited for clarity and accuracy in language and expression.
Revisit the assessment instructions to find any discrepancy. Break down the assessment 2 instructions in several steps to improve clarity and understandability. Use more contemporary exemplars for a clearer illustration of assessment 2 & 3.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of the importance of effective planning for future organisational staffing requirements including the legal and ethical considerations when recruiting and selecting staff
  2. Examine and justify effective job design and job analysis techniques as they relate to devising plans for future staffing needs
  3. Examine the most common recruitment strategies and be able to identify their accompanying benefits and risks
  4. Effectively manage the key issues in attracting and retaining talented people
  5. Investigate HR information systems and analytics used in organisations.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation
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
2 - Portfolio
3 - Presentation
1 - Online Quiz(zes)