University HR students fired up to learn

Published 07 Sep 2015

Undergraduate students studying a Human Resource Management Major at the University of Tasmania are completing an assessment that requires them to work with the Tasmanian Fire Service on training-related issues. Students visited the TFS training facility at Cambridge where Acting Deputy Regional Chief - Learning and Development, Andrew McGuinness, briefed them on volunteer training issues that TFS would like investigated. Student groups then interviewed members of volunteer brigades (pictured) throughout Tasmania to get an understanding of volunteer training needs and issues from the volunteers' perspectives. Students have visited brigades on their training nights in the North-West, North and South and will deliver a final report to TFS at the end of semester. This has been a great learning opportunity for University students as they interact with a real organisation and learn the hands on workplace skills expected of a human resource officer. This project is an example of the Tasmanian School of Business and Economics' commitment to expanding Work Integrated Learning experiences for all students.