Faculty of Business and Economics

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Business and Economics
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Wendy Smith


This unit provides an introduction to the factors involved in the effective utilisation of people within organisations. Topics include analysis of the global context for human resource management (HRM); the strategic role of HRM; human resource planning; job analysis; staffing; performance management; training and development; remuneration; and legal issues in HRM, including EEO and occupational health and safety.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. demonstrate the role of Human Resource Management in achieving organisational objectives
  2. critically evaluate some of the key theoretical models of Human Resource Management
  3. critically evaluate some of the key technical, legal and ethical issues in Human Resource Management
  4. analyse the policies, practices and procedures associated with the effective management of people in organisations
  5. explain the impact of the social, political and economic environment on the theory and practice of Human Resource Management.


Within semester assessment: 60%
Examination (2 hours): 40%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Wendy Smith

Contact hours

3 hours per week


It is recommended that students complete MGC1010 before undertaking this unit


MGF2661, MGG2430, MGW2430