Subject details

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

  1. Demonstrate knowledge into adult learning theories, training and development processes, problem-solving, analysis and practical applications in the area.
  2. Undertake an effective training needs analysis (TNA) to ensure that training is learner focused and achieves desired organisational outcomes
  3. Plan, design and develop an informative and engaging training session which has positive impact on individuals and the organisation
  4. Evaluate the effectiveness of a training session
  5. Demonstrate professionally relevant Human Resource Development (HRD) skills by analysing contemporary HRD organisational problems and applying relevant HRD solutions
    • Strategic HR training and development
    • Training needs assessments
    • Learning theories and program design
    • Training methods
    • 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 and assessment preparation
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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

Special requirements

  • EquipmentDetails - Audio/Visual equipment

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 that relate to individual, group and organisational learning. Students will then utilise this scholarly insight to inform development of a practical assessment that 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 today's organisations as they strive to meet their changing needs in a competitive environment.

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

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

Textbook information is pending.

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