Training and Development - 2017

Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • 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 , SP3
  • Availability for 2018: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Assignment 1 (20%) , Assignment 2 (50%) - Learn more

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

This unit aims to develop theoretical understanding and practical skills in the training and development process. Throughout this unit, students will examine various theories, models and concepts which relate to individual, group and organisational learning. Students will then utilise this scholarly insight to inform a practical assessment which will enable students to analyse, design, develop and evaluate their very own training session. More broadly this unit also explores the critical issues of training and skills development within society and today's organisations as they strive to meet the changing needs of their competitive environments.

In order to develop a host of skills that are increasingly important in the professional work, group work will also form part of one of the assessments in this unit.

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

  1. Demonstrate insights into adult learning theories, training and development processes, problem-solving, analysis and practical applications in the area.
  2. Perform a training needs analysis
  3. Plan and design training sessions
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of training sessions
  5. Analyse contemporary HRD organisational problems and relevant HRD solutions.
  6. Develop professional HRD skills.
  • Assignment 1 (20%)
  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

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 HR training and development
2Training needs assessments
3Learning theories and program design
4Training Methods
5Unit review and assessment preparation
6Transfer of training
7Training evaluation
8Development and organisational applications
9Special issues in training and development
10Careers and career management
11Future of HR Training and Development
12Cases in HR Training and Development
13Review of unit

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Chat rooms
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • 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.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

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Required textbooks

There are no required textbooks for this unit.

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