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Human Resource Management in Action BMA220


HR professionals are expected to understand and practice human resource management aligned with organisational goals. This unit integrates theory and research to develop students' understanding of evidence-based human resource management and professional skills. Human resources development is widely recognised as a critical component in gaining a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Developing people's capabilities in diverse contexts is thus a vital contribution by HR professionals to the continuous improvement of the workforce. Besides, applying analytical processes to the organisation's human capital is critical to improving employee performance and enhancing employee retention. Thus, in this unit, we focus on four modules that will cover the following topics:

· 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
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Farveh Farivar
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 10/7/2023 8/8/2023 28/8/2023 15/10/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain knowledge of Performance Management, Employee Remuneration, Training and Development, and HR Analytics.
  • Use analytical, critical and reflective thinking to analyse and design a Performance Management Plan.
  • Critically analyse an Employee Remuneration Scheme and make recommendations to enhance the system.
  • Perform independently and collaboratively in diverse teams to complete allocated HR tasks.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
$1,892.00 $1,482.00 not applicable $2,837.00

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BMA121 OR BMA101

Mutual Exclusions

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



AssessmentWorkshop Contribution (20%)|Performance Management Improvement (40%)|HR Metrics Report (40%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable


  • Sheils et al., 2015, Managing Employee Performance and Reward: Concepts, Practices, Strategies, 2nd edition, Cambridge University Press
  • Armstrong, M., 2010, Armstrong’s Handbook of Reward Management Practice: Improving Performance Through Reward, 3rd Edition, Kogan Page Publisher
  • Noe, R., 2019, Employee Training & Development, 8th edition, McGraw-Hill Higher Education
  • Michael, A., Khapova, S., & Richardson, J., 2016, An Intelligent Career: Taking Ownership of Your Work, Oxford University Press
  • A collection of key readings and links will be provided through MyLo.

Please note that this book is meant to be digital. You will be able to buy the BASIC E-text book from the following link.

Once they purchase the E-Text they will be emailed a registration code and full instructions on how to access VitalSource E-Text. You do also have the option to purchase the printed version via the link.

RecommendedRecommended readings

In addition to the texts 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:

  • International Human Resource Management Journal
  • Human Resource Management (UK)
  • Human Resource Management (US)
  • International Business Review
  • Journal of International Business Studies
  • Human Resource Management Review
  • Industrial Relations Journal

Reading Lists

Reading Lists provide direct access to all material on unit reading lists in one place. This includes eReadings and items in Reserve. You can access the Reading List for this unit from the link in MyLO, or by going to the Reading Lists page on the University Library website.

LinksBooktopia textbook finder

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