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HRMT20024 - Managing Human Resources

General Information

Unit Synopsis

Organisations are facing a crisis in productivity and global business competition which is threatening their very existence in the market. Coupled with this challenge is the demand that organisations deliver an increased quality of work life to employees and comply with an intricate and complex set of laws, regulations and court decisions. This unit provides an introduction to human resource management (HRM), and to frameworks explaining the core functions of HRM such as planning, recruitment, development, reward and motivating employees . The unit examines how human resources functions or techniques help an organisation to perform efficiently and effectively and assist organisations to achieve competitive advantage, organisational objectives, strategies and long-term economic survival. Finally, the unit encourages students to think about what HRM means based on different natures of work, organisation sizes, industry sectors and in different cultural contexts and to consider what constitutes ethical human resource management. If you have successfully completed the unit HRMT20007 you should not enrol in this unit .

Details

Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 8
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 3 - 2014

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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 Postgraduate 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. Written Assessment 35%
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 - 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 56.9% 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
Feedback
This unit helped me out to understand the human resource and its different aspects, functions and role in an organization. Beside this the assessment helped me out to think strategically in the business environment.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and the members of the teaching team will continue to work together to ensure that the lectures and assessment requirements of this Unit are made clear to the students.
Action Taken
Noted and followed accordingly.
Source: Have Your Say
Feedback
In this unit I realized how important HR is. For the first time I could understand and even address some problems I had in the company I worked back to my country. The lecturer is really good and the classes are interesting.
Recommendation
The Unit Coordinator and the members of the teaching team will continue to work together to ensure that the lectures and assessment requirements of this Unit are made clear to the students.
Action Taken
Noted and followed accordingly.
Source: Emails and zoom sessions/meetings
Feedback
Self reflection and staff feedback
Recommendation
Despite the unprecedented situation of COVID-19 pandemic, the students have shown an excellent effort. Perhaps, more time at home helped students to study online and put more effort into their assignments. During this 2020 pandemic, we worked together as a team. We tried our best to ensure all the possible support to our students through the HRMT20024 Moodle platform and additional online and recorded class/tutorial interactions. We were more concerned about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic issues and provided all our best help and support to our students. Moreover, we emphasised on the online presentation sessions (Assessment 1) to get maximum students as an audience to not only follow the presentations also help them to comprehend the presented journal articles linked to their weekly lecture topics (over the 4-12 weeks). Therefore, it is recommended to continue the team effort to ensure maximum support and engagement for HRMT20024 in future terms as well.
Action Taken
Nil.
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. critically assess the role of HRM in achieving organisational objectives;
  2. analyse and describe the management of HRM functions for strategic integration to maximise organisational effectiveness;
  3. apply contemporary issues in managing human resources within the context of current professional and academic literature;
  4. identify and interpret key activities and techniques of human resource management to plan, attract, recruit, develop, motivate and reward employees and respond to changes from the industrial relations framework and employment law; and
  5. develop critical understanding of contemporary human resources issues and evaluate future trends in HRM.

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes
Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment
Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4 5
1 - Knowledge
2 - Communication
3 - Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4 - Research
5 - Self-management
6 - Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7 - Leadership
Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes
Advanced Level
Professional Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Online Quiz(zes)
2 - Written Assessment
3 - Written Assessment