This unit is designed for the Bachelor of Business with a specialisation in Human Resource Management. The unit addresses issues, concepts and methods involved in managing the human resource development activity within organisations. Knowledge of human resource strategies that add value to an organisation through appropriate development practices and talent management is required to effectively manage the human resource development function. Accordingly students will investigate the theory and practice of human resource development by critically assessing the effectiveness of employee learning experiences and the techniques used to facilitate that experience. Students will critique the needs assessment, design and evaluation methods applied in the practice of human resource development to evaluate their effectiveness and recommend their application.

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BMO2000 - Human Resource Management

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Critique a range of organisational needs analysis approaches and recommend a suitable method to identify human resource development needs for specific contexts;  
  2. Investigate a range of human resource development design approaches available, then rationalise and recommend their use to address specific learning needs;  
  3. Contextualise theories of adult learning to the workplace, to diagnose, design and implement a human resource development intervention;  
  4. Evaluate human resource development applications for effectiveness and efficiency; and  
  5. Exhibit individual responsibility and accountability for contribution to group outcomes.  


Assessment type Description Grade
Report Group Report on HRD program design & development 20%
Report Group Report on HRD program implementation & evaluation 15%
Presentation Presentation on HRD program implementation & evaluation 15%
Examination Final Exam 50%

Required reading

Human Resource Development, 6th edn
Werner, J. M. and DeSimone, R. L. 2013,
South-Western, Cengage Learning.

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