Course Title: Managing Human Performance

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Human Performance

Credit Points: 12

Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017

Course Coordinator: Dr Irene Ling Deng

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 5168

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.09.29

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on key issues confronting leaders, managers, employees and Human Resource practitioners on managing and improving human performance in diverse workplace situations. The course will cover a holistic view of managing human performance, including: various factors involved in the performance management system; practical skills for performance improvement; and future trends of performance management for contemporary organisations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


On the successful completion of this course you will be able to:

  1. Create, analyse and implement effective human resource practices to foster a working environment that encourage and support employees to perform at organisation’s performance standards.
  2. Create, implement and analyse appropriate performance management systems relevant to various organisational contexts.
  3. Identify and critically evaluate human performance management to ensure the implementation of organisational strategic objectives .
  4. Apply effective communication skills to provide formal and informal performance feedback in broad organisational contexts.
  5. Review and analyse performance management approaches to ensure current and emerging trends are incorporated across organisational contexts.

Overview of Learning Activities

You are expected to attend lectures and tutorials, complete the online activities, read assigned material and participate in tutorial activities and group presentations. Writing assignments and preparation for the examination will give you an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Learning is an active process. To achieve success in this course you will be required to undertake reading and study outside of class time. The lectures will include some selected resources that will include electronic resources, and the tutorials will include group presentations, case studies, journal articles, podcasts, newspaper articles presentations and exercises. These may be undertaken in small groups or individually.

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT /Blackboard. In addition to topic notes; assessment details and a study schedule you may also be provided with links to relevant online information; readings; audio and video clips and communication tools to facilitate collaboration with your peers and to share information.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians are located online on the RMIT Library website.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator will be made available to you as required during the teaching period.

Overview of Assessment

The assessment alignment list below shows the assessment tasks against the learning outcomes they develop.

Assessment Task 1: 10%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Assessment Task 2: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
Final Examination: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Feedback will be provided throughout the semester in class and/or in online forums through individual and group feedback on practical exercises and by individual consultation.