Human Resources for Sport and Active Recreation

Unit code: SSM1203 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
City Campus
Footscray Park


This unit aims to develop an understanding of people management as it relates to the delivery of sport and community development and outdoor adventure services. Topics covered include organisational purpose; role design; recruitment; orientation, training and development; staff performance; retention of varied personnel; and remuneration. The understandings and skills gained in this unit will assist students in their Career and Professional Development units, industry placements and workforce employment.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Locate and interpret contemporary concepts and approaches to managing people in the delivery and management of sport and active recreation organisations and services;
  2. Collaborate in groups to question and discuss how human resource planning and management processes and strategies can be applied for effective management of employees and volunteers;
  3. Plan and design strategic management approaches that address the needs and skills of employees and volunteers to ensure they perform their roles effectively and efficiently;
  4. Determine and evaluate the attributes associated with employee wellness and motivation; and
  5. Locate and develop strategies to show an understanding of personal relation issues associated with sport and active recreation organisations and services.

Study as a single unit

This unit can be studied on its own, without enrolling in a full degree.

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For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Review
Grade: 30%
Answer questions relating to weekly online lecture material
Assessment type: Assignment
Grade: 50%
Develop a human resource management plan
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 20%
Current human resource issues

Required reading

Selected readings will be made available via the unit VU Collaborate site.

As part of a course

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