Courses & Units

Applied Human Resource Management BMA219



Strategic and effective human resource management is now widely recognised as a critical contributor to the achievement of organisational objectives, organisational competitiveness and profitability. Todays HR professionals are expected to understand and practise human resource management that is strategically aligned with organisational goals, and creates value for the organisation. This unit integrates theory and research to develop students understanding of evidence-based human resource management, and their professional skills, in human resource practice.


Unit name Applied Human Resource Management
Unit code BMA219
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Desmond Ayentimi

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021

* 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).

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Learning Outcomes

ILO1Identify HRM theories and concepts in people management settings.
ILO2Identify key HRM principles and practices employed as they are applied in solving people management problems in organisations.
ILO3Apply HRM theories and principles in developing HRM systems to improve human resource management practices in real business contexts.


Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080303 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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Prior knowledge of strategic HRM or strategic management (eg previous study of BMA202 Strategic Management) is advantageous.



Mutual Exclusions

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



Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week.

Off-campus: Self-paced online activities; weekly tutorial sessions.


HRM Strategy (20%),  Interview and Selection Protocol (25%), Diversity & Inclusion Report (30%), Group class activities (20%).

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Stone, RJ 2017, Human resource management, 9th ed, John Wiley & Sons: Milton, Queensland.

Students can purchase the text as a hard copy text with an interactive e-text code through the Co-op bookshop or can purchase just the interactive e-text , through the WileyDirect website.


In addition to the texts/software recommended above, you are also expected to be familiar with the key academic journals in the discipline from which useful insights may be derived. In particular, you are encouraged to review regularly the relevant papers that are published in:

  • Human Resource Management Journals (this is a sample only – check that the journal publishes “peer reviewed” articles):
  • Academy of Management Journal
  • Academy of Management Review
  • Academy of Management Perspectives * Asia Pacific Journal of HR
  • Human Resource Management
  • Journal of Human Resources
  • Journal of Industrial Relations
  • Journal of Organisational Change Management
  • Journal of Organizational Behaviour
  • Journal of Management and Organization
  • Journal of Occupational Behaviour
  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  • Personnel Management
  • Personnel Psychology
  • Personnel Review
  • Public Personnel Management
  • Research and Practice in Human Resource Management
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