Courses & Units

Managing People and the Employment Relationship BMA583

Launceston, Hobart

Introduction

The effective management of human resources is becoming an increasingly vital concern in organisations, whether they are professional practices employing only a few staff, multinational corporations, public sector or not-for-profit organisations. The impact of globalisation, increased competition for talented employees, skills shortages and changing expectations of the employment relationship pose increasingly complex challenges for all organisations.
A sound understanding of human resource principles and concepts and how to implement human resource policies and procedures is of importance to human resource specialists and line managers alike. Effective human resource management requires a thorough knowledge of, and skills in, various people management functions, together with the ability to meld these functions into a carefully planned, well-integrated program that will assist organisations achieve their objectives.
In this unit you will examine current topics in human resource management and bridge theory and practice by examining issues from both strategic and operational perspectives. There is a focus on students’ understanding of the skills required to be an effective human resources specialist or people manager. Human resources matters in this unit are examined from the perspective of managers, human resources specialists and employees.

Summary

Unit name Managing People and the Employment Relationship
Unit code BMA583
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Mr Syed Fahad (Syed) Ashraf
Available as student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Postgraduate

Availability

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

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International 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

  • Critically analyse the role of human resource management in managing people and strategic decision making.
  • Appraise and apply human resource management principles and theories to practical employment relations situations.
  • Transmit human resource management related knowledge and ideas through written and/or oral communication.
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 $2,702.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Teaching

AssessmentReport (60%)|Presentation (individual or group) (40%)
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Textbooks

Required

Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.

Recommended

Boxall, P and Purcell, J 2015, Strategy and Human Resource Management, 4th edition, Palsgrave Macmillan, London.

Useful websites: 
www.fairwork.gov.au (The Fair Work Ombudsman) 
www.fwc.gov.au (The Fair Work Commission) 
www.worksafe.tas.gov.au (WorkSafe Tasmania)
http://www.ahri.com.au (Australian Human Resources Institute))
 

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