MGF3420 - Human resource development - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management


Dr Glennis Hanley

Not offered in 2017


This unit examines the strategic roles of human resource development in organisations: training; management and career development; and organisational development. Theories and factors affecting training outcomes; and economic, ethical, legal and financial considerations are considered also.


The learning goals associated with this unit are to:

  1. analyse the strategic importance of human resource development (HRD) in the success of organisations and within the context of environmental pressures and government policy
  2. evaluate the nature and importance of theories of learning in the development of HRD programs
  3. develop skills in identifying HRD needs, the development of objectives, the design of programs to meet objectives and the evaluation
  4. explain and apply models of career management and other emerging HRD themes.


Within semester assessment: 50% + Examination: 50%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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