Courses & Units

People, Work and Wellbeing BMA583

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 People, Work and Wellbeing
Unit code BMA583
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Business & Economics
Tasmanian School of Business and Economics
Discipline Management
Coordinator Mr Russell Steyne|Doctor Saeed Loghman
Delivered By
Level Postgraduate

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International International Domestic Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

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Learning Outcomes

  • Identify and critically analyse the nexus between leadership and human resources management practices in managing people effectively in different organisational contexts
  • Evaluate current workplace challenges faced by complex, contemporary organisations and their implications for the future of work
  • Construct and communicate convincing arguments relating to the effective application of theory to practice regarding contemporary people management
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
080303 $1,812.00 $1,419.00 not applicable $2,702.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.

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Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Workshop (blended) 180 minutes, 4 per semester

Blobk workshop (face to face) 300 minutes, 2.4 days per semester

AssessmentGroup Presentation (50%)|Collaborative Forum Post (15%)|Literature Review (35%)
TimetableView the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable

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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