Hobart, Launceston, Hong Kong Universal Ed
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|
|Faculty/School||College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Hobart||Semester 2||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Launceston||Accelerated Study Period 3||On-Campus||Off-Campus||International International||Domestic Domestic|
|Hong Kong Universal Ed||Semester 2||On-Campus||International|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
|Accelerated Study Period 3||14/9/2020||2/10/2020||28/10/2020||12/12/2020|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2019.
- LO1: Identify and describe broad knowledge of principles and models of core human resource management (HRM) and industrial relations (IR) functions.
- LO2: Analyse and apply HRM/IR theory, research and practice to people management problems.
- LO3: Communicate an argument supported by HRM/IR theory and practice.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|3||2020: $1,394.00||2020: $2,702.00||080303|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
1 x 2 hour lecture, 1 x 1 hour tutorial per week. Please check the unit outline for details.
Quizzes (20%), Essay (25%), Group work (25%), Final exam (30%).
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Nel, P, Werner, A, Fazey, M, Millett, B, du Plessis, A, Wordsworth, R, Mackinnon, BH, Suseno, Y, eds. 2017, Human resource management in Australia, 2nd edn, Oxford University Press, South Melbourne, Australia. ISBN 9780195597448
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