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Monash University Handbook 2010 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield First semester 2010 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)
Caulfield Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Gippsland Second semester 2010 (Off-campus)
Sunway Second semester 2010 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Dr Cathy Sheehan


Introduction to the field of human resource management. Topics include the strategic role of human resource management, the contribution of HRM to competitive advantage, job design, staffing, performance management, strategic compensation and reward systems, developing employee capabilities and assessment of HRM strategies and practices.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  • define the purpose and the range of activities associated with the area of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • differentiate between models of Personnel and HRM
  • analyse and evaluate the strategic contribution that can be made by the HR function
  • analyse and explain each of the activities normally associated with HRM
  • evaluate the strategic impact of each of the HRM activity areas
  • critically analyse and apply HRM theory and empirical research.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Cathy Sheehan

Contact hours

3 hours per week