Course Title: Professional Human Resource Management Practices

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Human Resource Management Practices

Credit Points: 12

Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4504

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4589

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2017 (KP3)

BUSM4589

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JanJun2018 (All)

BUSM4589

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2018 (All)

Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Ngan Collins

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1312

Course Coordinator Email: ngan.collins@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: 080.08.040

Course Coordinator Availability: via email for appointments


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course introduces you to Human Resource Management (HRM) practices from both the employee and employer perspectives.

You will learn what a good HR practitioner has in their ‘professional toolkit’ in relation to their capabilities and skills, and how a professional develops over time. You will apply and evaluate a selected group of skills to contribute to your development as a reflective practitioner.

We will explore some of the behaviours and skills frameworks around the world that describe expert practitioners as possessing, for example;

  • Being curious, culturally aware, ethical,  collaborative, decisive-thinker, results-focused and a role model
  • Having the ability to communicate and influence; the courage to question and challenge, and maintain personal credibility.

You will develop the ability to evaluate key HRM skills and competencies that you might require of yourself in a given setting and what you would require of organisational members, informed by international standards and practices.

You will learn by experiential, activity-based learning using scenarios, role-plays and simulations which are challenging yet fun.  This approach is designed to enhance your ability to learn and operate in an independent and self-directed manner, which will enable you to become a life-long learner better preparing you for rapidly changing organisational environments.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

 

  • Compare international HR professional standards, and assess their application to an organisation.
  • Analyse and interpret the external and internal context in which HR professionals operate, and the impact on practice. 
  • Demonstrate expertise in tools, tactics and strategies that can be applied to achieve the resolution of conflict.
  • Reflect and critique your developing professional practice

 

 


Overview of Learning Activities

The course is comprised of a variety of teaching modes which may include lectures, tutorials, independent study and opportunities for formative feedback. You will be expected to make a commitment to actively and constructively participate in group discussions in addition to weekly reading and careful planning of assessment tasks.


Overview of Learning Resources

Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT Studies\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: 25%

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Assessment Task 3: 35%


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.