Course Title: Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


650T Vocational Business Education


Sem 2 2011,
Sem 1 2012,
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 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018


Shanghai Uni of Int Bus & Econ


650T Vocational Business Education


Offsh1 18

Course Coordinator: Francois Bosquet

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5459

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: School of Vocational Business Education

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment.

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 various HR functions that will provide you with an understanding of the various roles, particularly the strategic role, of HRM in organisations.
The course introduces you to various HRM theories and models that explain the nature and significance of key HRM practices and HRM outcomes in organisations. This course explores the importance of managing human resources effectively in both increasingly competitive environments and in the international context.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

  1. Analyse and apply the scope and purpose of human resource management in diverse organisational contexts.
  2. Critically evaluate, apply and HRM models that meet the needs of various organizational contexts.
  3. Critically analyse and apply emerging strategic HRM in a changing business environment and workplace to maintain current policies and procedures
  4. Analyse and align HR systems and processes to leadership strategies and objectives in contemporary organization to promote best practice in HR performance.
  5. Identify and evaluate key organisational approaches to improving HR outcomes for both the organisation and its employees
  6. Critically analyse employee-employer issues using relevant ethical and legal processes and approaches to solve problems.

Overview of Learning Activities

You will participate in a range of learning activities both in and outside the classroom. You are expected to attend classes, read assigned material and participate in class learning activities. Writing assignments will give you an opportunity to develop critical thinking skills. Learning is an active process. To achieve success in this course you should undertake reading and study outside of class time.

Overview of Learning Resources

This course is supported online by the use of the myRMIT site where various materials will be supplied progressively throughout the semester - including lecture outlines, tutorial solutions and other relevant materials. You are advised to regularly check your Course site. 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.

It is recommended that you have access to a mobile computing device to allow greater flexibility in terms of where you can work on campus, including the classroom and outside of class times.

Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 5%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Final Examination: 50%
Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

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.