Human Resource Management Principles - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 2
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2017 Fees
Domestic 1,324.00
HECS 1,324.00
International 1,574.00

The primary emphasis of this unit is the management of human resources in organisations. A central theme throughout this unit is the contribution of Human Resource Management (HRM) to the efficiency and productivity of organisations. The unit delivery will balance theoretical developments in HRM with practical and strategic considerations of the management of diverse people in the workplace and its surrounding environment.

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

  1. Develop useful procedures for researching HRM issues within organisations
  2. Critically analyse the research literature concerning HRM
  3. Use effective written communication skills
  4. Understand HRM's essential role in ensuring ethical and socially responsible policies and practices
  5. Identify and describe appropriate recruitment and selection, performance management, managing diversity, and other HRM techniques
  6. Clearly explain the respective roles and strategic links between HRM and employee health and safety in the current business environment
  • Assignment (40%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quiz (20%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Equivalent units

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following unit(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

  • MAN22 — Human Resource Management
  • Audio/Visual equipment
  • Broadband access

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Strategic human resource management
2Human resource planning
3Human resource information management systems
4HRM & the law
5Job analysis, job design and quality of work life
6Recruiting human resources
7Employee selection
8Managing diversity
9Appraising and managing performance
10Human resource development
11Rewarding human resources
12Employee health and safety

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit is part of a major, minor, stream or specialisation 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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