HRMT20025 - International Human Resource Management

General Information

Unit Synopsis

In this unit you will study the HR functions, operations, policies and practices that are applicable to the transference of employees for work purposes from one country to another. The unit is designed to raise, study and analyse the issues that will challenge a HR practitioner who is tasked with employing and deploying employees (particularly managerial employees) in different organisational settings in different countries. HRMT20025 International Human Resource Management is an advanced unit that builds upon and applies the knowledge that students have obtained in HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources to managers and employees working in international organisations in a number of countries. The complexities of working in global organisations require more advanced skill levels from human resource (HR) managers.


Level Postgraduate
Unit Level 9
Credit Points 6
Student Contribution Band 3
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Co-requisite: HRMT20024 Managing Human Resources

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 2 - 2019

Term 3 - 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 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. Written Assessment 20%
2. Written Assessment 40%
3. Examination 40%

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 - 2018 : The overall satisfaction for students in the last offering of this course was 4.5 (on a 5 point Likert scale), based on a 55.71% 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: Unit Evaluations
Various members of the teaching team were commended for their teaching.
Communication between the Unit Coordinator and the teaching team will be maintained to ensure that a consistent standard is achieved.
Action Taken
Regular communication between members of the teaching team was maintained and a consistently high standard of teaching was achieved.
Source: Unit evaluations
The lecturing was of a good standard with good use of examples
The teaching team will continue to use examples to illustrate the points that they are making.
Action Taken
Source: Unit evaluations
Greater use should be made of video presentations
Videos that address the main points of each week's lecture and clarify the assessment requirements of the unit will be developed.
Action Taken
Unit learning Outcomes

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

  1. Research and apply the theories that inform the study and practice of international human resource management in a variety of international settings
  2. Discuss the significance of international organisations adopting human resource management policies and practices
  3. Critically analyse the implementation of human resource management policies and practices in international organisations in a way that is relevant to all management practitioners, not just human resource managers
  4. Critically assess the impact of working in various countries on expatriate managers and their families
  5. Identify and critically evaluate the most important issues that impact on the practice of international human resource management.

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