Course Title: Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Please note that this course may have compulsory in-person attendance requirements for some teaching activities. 

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Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 2 2021,
Sem 1 2022


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh3 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh3 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh4 12


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016,
Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


630H Management


Viet3 2020,
Viet1 2021,
Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022,
Viet2 2022


Universitas Pelita Harapan


630H Management


Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr. Marco De Sisto

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5232

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) principles and strategies in the management of organisations. You will be introduced to several HR functions that will provide you with an understanding of the various ethical and socially responsible perspectives. HRM theories and models that explain the nature and significance of key HRM practices and HRM outcomes in organisations will be considered and assessed.

The course explores the importance of managing human resources effectively within organisations and their increasingly competitive environments. This course includes a work integrated learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience. Following the desire and necessity of real-world business firms in managing effective teams to solve complex issues, more weight has been attributed to group works. Therefore, the majority of the course’s requirements will be addressed cooperatively by team members.

Assessment task 2 will focus on HR challenges that a company is facing. This task constitute 50% of the total marks and will be conducted in a team. Students will receive feedback from both the teaching staff and the industry partner. Specific time will also be allocated in class, towards the end of the semester, to reflect on the WIL activities undertaken within the course (WIL de-brief session).

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Identify and analyse the strategic role that HRM plays in a changing business environment and workplace to promote best practice in HR performance. CLO2: Describe, analyse, and evaluate key organisational approaches to improving HR outcomes for both the organisation and its employees. CLO3: Capacity to work effectively in a team to deliver a well informed, theory-supported, timely, and creative outcome. CLO4: Evaluate and develop socially and sustainable practices to emerging HRM challenges by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of HRM in real business situations. CLO5: Critically evaluate and apply theories and models of HRM that explain the nature and significance of key HRM practices and HRM outcomes as they relate to diverse organisational contexts. 

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide a lecture / tutor - facilitated learning environment. The course will be conducted in a manner which facilitates learning experienced by students who can largely take responsibility for their own learning. This course is designed to allow you to develop the professional foundations for HR practice by offering opportunities to explore and consider the theories, models, and research which underpin professional practice.

Learning activities are designed to assist students to understand the key topics that will be covered in the course, as outlined in the course learning objectives and outcomes. For example, case studies which provide practical examples of application of theory will be analysed by small groups with the aim of providing for transfer of theoretical learning to the workplace context.

Video, audio and media resources will also be utilised throughout the course to provide students diverse learning experiences. Students are expected to undertake independent research and apply information gained through that independent reading both during in-class discussions and throughout assessment tasks. Students are also expected to work effectively in teams through various in-class discussions, exercises and assessments tasks such as conducting presentations and producing written works. 

Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

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

Overview of Assessment

The assessment tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 20% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2

Assessment Task 2: 50% (WIL)
Linked CLOs: 3, 4
Assessment Task 3: 30% 
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 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.

Additional feedback will be also provided by the industry partner on the overall quality of Assessment Task 2. The best performing teams will also be invited to present their findings and recommendations back to the company (directly at their venue).