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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedGippsland Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Coordinator(s)Dr Julie Rayner


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
  1. examine the ethical and legal requirements of the recruitment and selection process and illustrate how these impact on the process
  2. understand the role of internal and external consultants and analyse the relationships
between the employer, consultant and candidate
  1. explore the role of recruitment and selection in different contexts and identify future issues and trends in the profession.


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

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Damian Morgan