The principal aim of the unit is to provide an overview of the fields of Human Resources (HR), and Industrial Relations (IR) by providing the underpinning knowledge and developing an understanding of core theoretical principles and models of Human Resource Management (HRM). Students will focus on the outcome of HR/IR strategies and policies at the individual, organisation and societal levels.
The effective management of employees is a key concern for organisations due the recognition of the positive role that well-managed human resources can play in increasing organisational and individual outcomes. It is necessary for people working as HR/IR specialists, and for those who are managing teams of people, to understand multiple HRM perspectives and to develop evidence-based people management strategies appropriate to specific organisational contexts. This unit will cover content (what), the rationale (why), and implementation (how) of effective people management practices.
|Unit name||Foundations of Human Resource Management|
|Coordinator||Mr Mustajab Ahmed Soomro|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Delivered By||Third Party (UP Education)|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Summer school (early)||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Summer school (early)||8/11/2021||1/1/2022||2/1/2022||20/2/2022|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.
- Identify and describe broad knowledge of principles and models of core human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations (IR) functions.
- Analyse and apply HRM/IR theory, research and practice to people management problems
- Communicate an argument supported by HRM/IR theory and practice
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:BMA121
|Assessment||JITT Teaching Tests (20%)|Examination (30%)|Essay (25%)|Group Scenario (25%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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