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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedBerwick First semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Singapore Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Peninsula Second semester 2010 (Day)
South Africa First semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Ms Andrea McCall (Semester 1); Dr Renee Paulet (Semester 2)


This unit will critically analyse the role and function of recruitment, selection and placement processes in human resource management including: pre-recruitment needs, attracting the right person to the vacancy, short-listing applicants, selection methods and measurement, contracts of employment and induction. Contextual factors within the internal and external environment, such as legal and ethical requirements, will be explored.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. explore and critically analyse the current practices and theories of recruitment, selection and placement, including the identification of recommendations to improve current practices
  2. critically analyse the role and function of recruitment and selection in relation to the organisation's strategic business and HRM objectives within an Australian context
  3. examine the ethical and legal requirements of the recruitment and selection process and illustrate how these impact on the process
  4. understand the role of internal and external consultants and analyse the relationships between the employer, consultant and candidate
  5. explore the role of recruitment and selection in different contexts and identify future issues and trends in the profession.
  6. demonstrate in individual summative assessment tasks the acquisition of a comprehensive understanding of the topics covered in this unit.


Within semester assessment: 50%
Examination (3 hours): 50%

Chief examiner(s)

Renee Paulet

Contact hours

3 hours per week