Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
     
  • Topics

    • Strategic HR T & D
    • Needs assessments
    • Learning Theories and Program Design
    • Training Methods
    • Unit review and assessment preparation
    • Transfer of training
    • Training evaluation
    • Development and organisational applications
    • Special issues in training and development
    • Careers and career management
    • Future of HR Training and Development
    • Cases in HR Training and Development
    • Review of unit
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Chat Rooms
      • Discussion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Lecture capture
      • Web links

Entry Requirements

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

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

Please note: This subject is currently only taking enrolments for SP1 in 2018.

This subject aims to develop theoretical understanding and practical skills in the training and development process. Throughout this subject, 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 subject 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 subject.

  • Assignment 2 (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (30%)
  • Assignment 1 (20%)

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 subject.

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