This unit is designed for the Bachelor of Business with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. Human resource management introduces the principal activities that make up the human resource function in organisations. The students will investigate the link between human resource management practices and organisational performance. Topics covered include: HRM in Australia; ethical and legal foundations of HRM; workforce planning, job analysis and design; staffing the workplace; performance development and review, and performance management systems; rewards management and employee health and safety.

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BMO1102 - Management and Organisation Behaviour

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Explain and evaluate the concepts, theories and models put forward as supporting HRM's effectiveness in meeting organisational objectives and employee demands;  
  2. Contextualise knowledge so as to investigate and recommend effective HRM practices that contribute to solving contemporary workplace issues and enhancing organisational performance;  
  3. Communicate and present information effectively in writing and orally;  
  4. Exhibit individual responsibility and accountability for own learning; and  
  5. Collaborate with team members in a productive and ethical manner.  


Melbourne campuses

Students studying under the VU Block Model.

Assessment type Description Grade
Test Online Quiz 15%
Presentation Oral Group Presentation 10%
Test Progressive In-Class Tests (Test 1 20% and Test 2 25%) 45%
Report Group Report 30%

Other locations

Assessment type Description Grade
Literature Review Literature Review 20%
Presentation Oral Presentation 10%
Report Workplace Research Report 30%
Examination Final Exam 40%

Required reading

Human Resource Management: Strategy and Practice, 8th edn,
Nankervis, A, Compton, R, Baird, M & Coffey, J 2014,
Cengage Learning, South Melbourne.

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