Courses & Units

Foundations of Human Resource Management BMA121

Cradle Coast, Launceston, Hong Kong Universal Ed, Hobart


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
Unit code BMA121
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Desmond Ayentimi
Available as student elective? No
Level Introductory


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus International Domestic
Launceston Accelerated Study Period 3 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Hong Kong Universal Ed Semester 2 On-Campus International
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Accelerated Study Period 3 12/9/2022 5/10/2022 27/10/2022 11/12/2022
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and describe broad knowledge of principles and models of core human resource management (HRM) practices.
  • Communicate an argument supported by HRM practices.
  • Analyse and apply HRM theories, research and practices to manage human resources issues.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080303 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

XPD111, ZAA132


AssessmentTest or quiz (20%)|Examination - invigilated (internally) (30%)|Essay (25%)|Scenario (25%)
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You will need the following text:
Stone, R. J. (2017). Human Resource Management, 9th edn. John Wiley & sons Australia Ltd. 
Nankervis, A., Baird, M., Coffey, J. & Shields, J.  (2017). Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice, 9th Asia-Pacific Edition. Cengage Learning Australia Pty Limited, South Melbourne. ISBN 9780170369862


Nel, P., Werner, A., Fazey, M., Millett, B., du Plessis, A., Wordsworth, R., Mackinnon, B. H., Suseno, Y., eds. (2017). Human resource management in Australia, 2nd edn., Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9780195597448
Hartel, C. E. J., & Fujimoto, Y. (2015). Human resource management, 3rd edn, Pearson, Frenchs Forest.
Kramar, R., Bartram, T. & DeCieri, H. (2014). Human resource management in Australia: strategy, people, performance, 5th edn, McGraw-Hill North Ryde, NSW.

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