Courses & Units

Human Resource Management Practices B BMA318



The development of an organisation's human resources is now widely recognised as a critical component in gaining competitive advantage in the global marketplace.  Developing people's capabilities in diverse contexts is thus a vital role played by HR professionals and one that requires research, planning, and skills in the delivery of training courses to groups of employees with diverse and evolving needs. Associated with this, HR professionals are also expected to conduct research into and develop initiatives that will increase an organization's capacity to generate value from the efforts of global and diverse workforces. In light of the evolving field of HRD and HRM this unit therefore seeks to use theory and research as the basis for building students' skills in human resource development and HRM research in global and diverse contexts. The unit will also aim to provide students with an understanding of the strategic contribution that HRD, research into HRM, and effective diversity management can make to profitability and organisational competitiveness.


Unit name Human Resource Management Practices B
Unit code BMA318
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Tasmanian School of Business & Economics (TSBE)
Discipline Management

Dr Megan Woods

Teaching staff

Dr Megan Woods

Level Advanced
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 13/7/2015 10/8/2015 31/8/2015 16/10/2015

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
3 2015: $1,283.00 2015: $2,093.00 080399

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BMA121 and BMA217


Teaching Pattern

Three hour workshop weekly (attending students); online participation for distance students


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RequiredStone, RJ 2013, Human resource management, 4th edn, Wiley, Milton Qld
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