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Unit Summary

Unit type

PG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

9

Level of learning

Advanced

Unit aim

Enables the student to effectively conduct the management of diverse human resources, particularly in the international employment relations context. Fosters an understanding of International HRM as well as HRM practices in other countries.

Unit content

Topic 1: Introduction
Topic 2: The cultural context
Topic 3: The organisational context
Topic 4: Equity and non-equity modes of international operations
Topic 5: Recruitment and selection
Topic 6: Performance management
Topic 7: Training, careers, repatriation
Topic 8: Compensation, benefits and taxes
Topic 9: Global employment laws, labour relations, ethics and standards
Topic 10: Trends Part 1: The changing nature of the global landscape; emerging types of assignees and assignments; the changing nature of careers and patterns of global staffing
Topic 11: Trends Part 2: ; Social responsibility, sustainability and diversity of human resources
 

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

GA1: Intellectual rigour, GA2: Creativity, GA3: Ethical practice, GA4: Knowledge of a discipline, GA5: Lifelong learning, GA6: Communication and social skills, GA7: Cultural competence
On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 identify the range of HRM practices in an international context Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
2 examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
3 develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
4 research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence
5 compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries. Ethical practice Knowledge of a discipline Lifelong learning Cultural competence

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. identify the range of HRM practices in an international context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  2. examine the challenges in implementing HRM practices in an international context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  3. develop management solutions to implementing HRM practices in an international context
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  4. research HRM practices in the context of at least two countries
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence
  5. compare the HRM practices in the context of at least two countries.
    • GA3: Ethical practice
    • GA4: Knowledge of a discipline
    • GA5: Lifelong learning
    • GA7: Cultural competence

Prescribed texts

  • Dowling, PJ, Festing, M & Engle, AD Sr, 2013, International Human Resource Management, 7th edn, Cengage Learning, Melbourne. ISBN: 9781473719026.
  • Prescribed text information is not currently available.
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.