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

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


International students
Domestic students

Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.

Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.

Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.

TNE Program units special approval requirements.

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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.

About Census Dates

Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Demonstrate your knowledge of HRM theory and principles and your skills in applying HRM theory to practice.
  • LO2: Develop HR systems to improve human resource management.
  • LO3: Communicate HRM information in written formats.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2020: $1,394.00 2020: $2,702.00 080303

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.


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




Teaching Pattern

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

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


Presentation (5%), Report (25%), Interview Protocol (20%), Final exam (50%).

TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable



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
Booktopia textbook links

The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.