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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
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Doctor Farveh Farivar
Available as student elective? Yes
Level Intermediate


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 11/7/2022 9/8/2022 29/8/2022 16/10/2022

* 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 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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 System and 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
080303 $1,828.00 $1,432.00 not applicable

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Mutual Exclusions

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



AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Workshop (10%)|Plan (30%)|Essay (20%)
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

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