Course Title: Strategic Human Resource Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Strategic Human Resource Development

Credit Points: 12


Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4505

City Campus

Postgraduate

630H Management

Face-to-Face

Sem 2 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 2 2017

Flexible Terms

Course Code

Campus

Career

School

Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)

BUSM4592

RMIT Online

Postgraduate

630H Management

Internet

JulDec2017 (KP4)

Course Coordinator: Dr Lena Wang

Course Coordinator Phone: 6 13 9925 1345

Course Coordinator Email: lena.wang@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80 RMIT University level 7

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

None


Course Description

This course examines the role of the Human Resource Development (HRD) function in organisations, and provides the underlying concepts and principles upon which HRD is based. This course will develop your knowledge and skills to evaluate HRD needs, recommend appropriate interventions, and evaluate the outcomes. This course will also examine contemporary developments in the field of HRD, the links to other HR functions and the integration of HRD into broader management and organisational strategy.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

  1. develop specialised knowledge of the concepts, principles and theories of HRD
  2. relate HRD to broader organisational issues and strategies
  3. analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information, problems, concepts and theories
  4. evaluate HRD needs in a practical workplace context, and design appropriate interventions
  5. develop HRD knowledge and skills for research, professional practice and further learning
  6. evaluate the effectiveness of HRD interventions
  7. interpret and analyse the contemporary HRD challenges in the workplace
  8. analyse and synthesise theoretical concepts and theories to aid in developing and applying HRD interventions for practical workplace contexts.


Overview of Learning Activities

This course may be delivered face-to-face and/or online through classes, lectures, seminars, workshops and tutorials. You will be expected to be an active participant and undertake the required preparatory work.
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

A list of recommended learning resources will be provided by your lecturer, including books, journal articles and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.
You will also have access to course materials and additional readings on myRMIT Studies/Blackboard including external internet links and access to RMIT Library online and hardcopy resources. 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.


Overview of Assessment

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

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1-8

Assessment Task 2: 30%
Linked CLOs: 1-8

Assessment Task 3: 40%
Linked CLOs: 1-8