The principal aim of the unit is to provide an overview of the fields of Human Resources (HR), and Employment Relations (ER) 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/ER 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/ER 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|
|College/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Coordinator||Doctor Desmond Ayentimi|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania and Third Party(ies): ECA|Universal College of Higher Education Hong Kong|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Cradle Coast||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||International||Domestic|
|Online||Accelerated Study Period 3||Off-Campus||International||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||16/9/2024||9/10/2024||31/10/2024||15/12/2024|
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- Describe core human resource management principles and models central to people and cultural practices.
- Apply human resource management theories, research and practices to contemporary people and wellbeing issues.
- Evaluate sustainable human resource management strategy using scholarly and practitioner evidence.
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:XPD111, ZAA132
|Assessment||Assessment Task 1: Human Resource Interview and Response (30%)|Assessment Task 2: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Analysis (35%)|Assessment Task 3: Strategy Feasibility Assessment (35%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
You will need the following text:
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
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
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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