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Human Resource Management in Action BMA220



Today’s HR professionals are expected to understand and practice human resource management that is strategically aligned with organizational goals and creates value for the organization. This unit integrates theory and research to develop students understanding of evidence-based human resource management and their professional skills in human resource management practice. The development of an organization's human resources is widely recognized as a critical component in gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace. Developing people’s capabilities in diverse contexts is thus a vital contribution by HR professionals to the continuous improvement of an organization’s workforce. The unit focuses on 4 modules that cover

  • The Australian context of HRM
  • Performance Management System
  • Employee Remuneration System
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Human Resource Analytics


Unit name Human Resource Management in Action
Unit code BMA220
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management

Dr Farveh Farivar

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
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
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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Learning Outcomes

  • LO1: Explain knowledge of Performance Management, Employee Remuneration, Training and Development, and HR Analytics.
  • LO2: Use analytical, critical and reflective thinking to analyse and design a Performance Management Plan.
  • LO3: Critically analyse an Employee Remuneration System and and make recommendations to enhance the system.
  • LO4: Perform independently and collaboratively in diverse teams to complete allocated HR tasks.



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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Teaching Pattern

On-campus: 1 x 3 hour workshop per week. Please check the unit outline for details.


Workshop (10%), Performance Management Plan (30%), Case Study (20%), Final exam (40%).

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