Recruitment and Selection - 2018

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 2017: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP2 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment (40%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
Domestic 1,368.00
HECS 1,368.00
International 1,574.00

Recruitment and selection is one of the core functions of Human Resource Management, and of management more generally, because of its substantial impact upon the people who work within any particular organisation. This unit aims to enable students to understand the theory and practice of recruitment and selection; and develop an appreciation of best practice in recruitment and selection.

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

  1. demonstrate knowledge of principles and practices in relation to recruitment and selection
    • HR strategy and staffing practices as a source of competitive advantage
    • employer branding and the employment value proposition (EVP) in competitive labour markets
    • legal issues relating to recruitment and selection
    • workforce planning techniques
    • job design and analysis
    • recruitment and selection processes and methods
    • selection decision-making approaches
  2. apply recruitment and selection theory in the evaluation of job-specific recruitment and selection practices
  3. comprehend matters discussed in the research literature in relation to recruitment and selection practices.
  • 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:

  • MAN231 — Recruitment and Selection

Recommended prerequisites

You are recommended to have completed the following unit(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this unit:

  • Audio/Visual equipment

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Strategic staffing
2Business and staffing strategies
3The legal context
4Strategic job analysis and competency modelling
5Workforce forecasting and planning
6Recruitment strategies
7Assessing external and internal job applicants
8Selecting and appointing new staff
9Managing workforce flow
10Staffing system evaluation and technology

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 an approved elective 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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