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
  • 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 develops theoretical understandings and practical skills in training and development. It covers a systematic approach to training, adult learning theories and principles, and individual and organisational development, including career management. The unit focus is on the critical issues of training and development faced by today's organisations as they strive to meet the changing needs of their competitive environments. In this regard, national frameworks and organisational strategies are also examined.

Group work is part 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 T & D
2Needs assessments
3Learning Theories and Program Design
4Training Methods
5Training Transfer
6Training evaluation
7Special issues in HR training and development
9Careers and career management
10Future of HR Training and Development
11Cases in HR Training and Development

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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