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Unit Summary

Unit type

UG Coursework Unit

Credit points

12

AQF level

7

Level of learning

Intermediate

Pre-requisites

36 credit points in any SCU units AND MNG10247 - Managing Organisations

Unit aim

Aims to develop an understanding of the employment life-cycle such as branding image and attraction and ending with employment transitions and termination. Builds on initial themes identified in the unit Business and Sector Focus in relation to the employment relationship.

Unit content

Topic 1: Examining the role of the manager in effective HRM. 
Topic 2: Human resource planning 
Topic 3: Understanding the role of job analysis in attracting suitable employees. 
Topic 4: Understanding employee selection. 
Topic 5: Human resource development (HRD)/ training, coaching and mentoring 
Topic 6: Career planning and development, employability, skills, boundary-less careers. 
Topic 7: Examining how human resources are rewarded. 
Topic 8: Understanding performance management systems/appraisal. 
Topic 9: Human resource information management systems. 
Topic 10: EAP/OHS/affirmative action/EEO/anti-discrimination/workplace relations & industrial awards.

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.

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On completion of this unit, students should be able to: GA1 GA2 GA3 GA4 GA5 GA6 GA7
1 Discuss attraction, and recruitment and selection of the current workforce.
2 Demonstrate an understanding of current practices such as: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), affirmative action, anti-discrimination, workplace relations and industrial rewards.
3 Identify past and current methods of training in the workplace, Human Resource Development (HRD), performance management systems and performance appraisals.
4 Identify current best practice methods of career and succession planning, coaching, mentoring and extending the working lives of employees.
5 Discuss employability, skills, graduate attributes, boundary-less careers, employment transitions in the public/private sector, SMEs and not-for-profit.

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

  1. Discuss attraction, and recruitment and selection of the current workforce.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of current practices such as: Employee Assistance Programs (EAP), Occupational Health and Safety (OHS), affirmative action, anti-discrimination, workplace relations and industrial rewards.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  3. Identify past and current methods of training in the workplace, Human Resource Development (HRD), performance management systems and performance appraisals.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  4. Identify current best practice methods of career and succession planning, coaching, mentoring and extending the working lives of employees.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:
  5. Discuss employability, skills, graduate attributes, boundary-less careers, employment transitions in the public/private sector, SMEs and not-for-profit.
    • GA1:
    • GA2:
    • GA6:

Prescribed texts

  • Stone, RJ, 2013, Human Resource Management, 7th edn, John Wiley & Sons, Australia.
Prescribed texts may change in future teaching periods.