Advanced Human Resource Development - 2017

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 14 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: Sess 2
  • Availability for 2017: Sess 2
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (30%) , Assignment 2 (30%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 3,125.00
International 3,375.00

This unit provides the opportunity to develop professional HR skills through the examination and application of adult learning theories and frameworks to individual, group and organisational development needs and challenges. Learning and development processes, strategies, plans and costing frameworks are applied to the analysis of contemporary HR cases and problems. Content includes development of skills in training and facilitation processes, feedback and communication, strategic HRD, as well as consideration of the role of HR professionals in this area.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate understanding of HR learning and development through application of theoretical frameworks, research findings and reflective insights
  2. apply learnings to the development of personal, interpersonal, group, and self-management skills
  3. apply learnings to development of professional HR skills
  4. analyse organisational cases from HR learning and development perspectives.
  • Assignment 1 (30%)
  • Assignment 2 (30%)
  • Assignment 3 (40%)

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Nature and Scope of HRD
2Strategic HRD; Learning & Development Function
3Learning Theories; Working in Groups
4Needs Assessment; Design & Delivery of HRD
5Design & Delivery (cont); Evaluation of HRD
6Review & Application, weeks 1-5; E-Learning
7HRD & Diversity; Cross-Cultural HRD
8Workplace Language & Knowledge Management; HRD & Change
9Management, Leadership & Team Development
10Professional Development & Ethics
11Future of HR Learning & Development

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Blogs
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links
  • Wikis

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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