Course Title: Recruit, Select and Induct Staff

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term2 2008

Course Code: BUSM9938C

Course Title: Recruit, Select and Induct Staff

School: 650T TAFE Business

Campus: City Campus

Program: C5137 - Diploma of Business Management

Course Contact : Seymour Jacobson

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 9925 1563

Course Contact

Name and Contact Details of All Other Relevant Staff

Sylwia Greda-Bogusz
+ 61 3 99255441

Nominal Hours: 60

Regardless of the mode of delivery, represent a guide to the relative teaching time and student effort required to successfully achieve a particular competency/module. This may include not only scheduled classes or workplace visits but also the amount of effort required to undertake, evaluate and complete all assessment requirements, including any non-classroom activities.

Pre-requisites and Co-requisites

Experience in frontline, senior supervisory or management positions

Course Description

This unit covers all aspects of selection and recruitment relevant to managers who are not specialists in the area. It ensures that managers engage in appropriate planning and that selection and induction leads to the recruitment and retention of high quality staff. This unit is almost essential for those who now have (or are likely to have) an involvement in or responsibility for recruiting, selecting and/or inducting staff.
Course delivery is classroom face to face and includes activities, presentations, multi-media delivery, and may include guest lecturers.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

BSBMGT506A Recruit, Select and Induct Staff


Confirm employment arrangements

Performance Criteria:

• Inform relevant people of the selection decision and prepare development plan based on selection process.
• Conditions of employment as approved for the position are agreed with the successful candidate.
• Induction arrangements are agreed with the candidate and other relevant managers.
• Induction is undertaken in accordance with the induction plan and a training plan developed.


Determine future people needs

Performance Criteria:

• Planning for future people requirements is consistent with strategic and operational plans.
• Consultation occurs with all appropriate managers and sections.
• Position descriptions and person specifications and criteria for selection are developed and approved.


Select appropriate people

Performance Criteria:

• Persons involved in assessment/selection process are appropriate for the position.
• Candidates are assessed against pre-agreed selection criteria.
• Selection decisions are based on performance based selection techniques and direct evidence.
• Candidates all receive feedback through the process record-keeping complies with organisational and legal requirements

Learning Outcomes

Refer to competency elements

Details of Learning Activities

Learning Activities

Students are required to attend all classes to complete activities and in class assessments. The class activities provide an opportunity to develop skills and apply theory to real life situations. The classroom learning activities students will take a role in are:
• Case studies
• Collaborative classroom activities
• Team activities
• Peer interaction
• Role plays
• Reflection and discussion
• Reading text book
• Accessing materials on line

Workplace learning:
Over the course of the work placement research including observation and interview of key management and Human Resource Staff will form the basis of the final assessment. It is highly recommended that work placement begins as soon as possible so these activities can be undertaken to meet the assessment requirements.

Teaching Schedule

Week beginning TopicsResourcesCompetencies
Week 1 – 7th July

Course Introduction
Assessment Overview and Design

Strategic Human Resource

Management and Recruiting

On line Learning Hub
Course Guide
Week 1: information-check weekly before class

Compton - Chapter 1

BSBMGT 506A/01
BSBMGT 506A/02
BSBMGT 506A/03

Week 2 – 14th JulyRecruitment Planning Tools-Job AnalysisCompton – Chapter 2 & 3BSBMGT 506A/01
 Week 3 – 21st July Recruitment Planning Tools – Job Description Compton – Chapter 2 & 3 BSBMGT 506A/01
 Week 4 – 28th July Recruitment Planning Tools – Person Specifications and Revision Compton – Chapter 2 & 3 BSBMGT 506A/01
 Week 5 – 4th Aug In Class Assessment – Open Book
Assessment 1
Mandatory Attendance

 Week 6 – 11th Aug 
Legal Implications for Recruitment and Selection
Assessment 4 Distributed


Compton – Chapter 10
 BSBMGT 506A/02
BSBMGT 506A/03
 Week 7 – 18th Aug Sourcing and Attracting Candidates Compton – Chapter 4 BSBMGT 506A/02
 Week 8 – 25th Aug Selection Process
Assessment 2 Distributed
 Compton – Chapters 6, 7, 8 BSBMGT 506A/02

 1st September to Friday 5th September Mid Semester Break (Student Vacation)  
 Week 9 – 8th Sep Interviewing Compton – Chapters 7, 8  BSBMGT 506A/02
 Week 10 – 15th Sept Interviewing & Assessment 2 Preparation  Compton- Chapters 7, 8  BSBMGT 506A/02
 Week 11 –22nd Sept Assessment Preparation
Assessment 2 Part A
 Assessment 2
 Week 12 – 29th Sep 
Assessment Role Play Confirming Employment Conditions
Assessment 2 – Part B
Part A – due on the day of Role Play
Mandatory Attendance

 Assessment 2 Guidelines 
 Week 13 – 6th Oct Confirming Employment Conditions/ Assessment 3 Preparation Assessment 3 Distributed Compton – Chapter 9 
 Week 14 – 13th Oct 
Planning for Employment Workplace Induction Assessment Preparation
 Compton – Chapter 11 BSBMGT 506A/03
Week 15 – 20th Oct  Assessment 3 Preparation
Assessment 3 Due
 Assignment 3 Guidelines 
 Week 16 – 27th Oct You as the candidate – Implications for your job search  BSBMGT 506A/02
BSBMGT 506A/03
 Week 17 – 3rd Nov 
Course Review
Assessment 4 Due
 Week 18 – 10th Nov 
Assessment Feedback

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Prescribed Text
Compton R., Morrissey W., Nankervis A.- (2006) Effective Recruitment & Selection Practices, 4th ed., CCH Australia, Sydney


Cole K.- (2005) Management: Theory and Practice, Pearson Education, Sydney

Cooper D., Robertson I., Tinline G. – (2003) Recruitment and Selection – A Framework for Success, 3 ed., Thomson Learning, London

Dessler G., Griffiths J., Walker B. – (2004) Human Resource Management, Pearson Education, French’s Forest

Grant J. – (2006) Hiring and Firing:The smart business guide to Australian employment law. Woodslane Press, Wairewood NSW

Other Resources

Overview of Assessment

Assessments are held during the course and may include in-class assessment on key concepts and theories, build a job description for a position, prepare a list of selection criteria, prepare a list of appropriate interview questions, role plays, induction plans, and letters of offer

Assessment Tasks

Overview of Assessment Tasks
To successfully complete this course a Pass in all assessments is required. Assessments may include in-class assessment on key concepts and theories and participation in interview role plays. Assessment tasks are also incorporated into work placement through research into the organisation’s recruitment, selection and induction policies and procedures.
Assessment Tasks
Assessment 1 – Individual Mark 10%
Answer an in-class assessment on key concepts and theories covered in this course.

This assessment task is underpinned by these competencies: BSBMGT506A/01 Determine future people needs

Assessment 2
Part 2A – Interview Guide - Group Mark 20%
Prepare and carry out the following tasks:

Work in small group of 2 people to build a job description for an administration position using the concepts covered in class.
From the job description, prepare a list of selection criteria and an interview guide to be used in a role play for Part 2B - Interview Role play.
This assessment task is underpinned by these competencies:
BSBMGT506A/01Determine future people needs
BSBMGT506A/02Select appropriate people

Part 2B – Interview Role Play - Group Mark 20%
and use these questions and structure to role-play an appropriate selection interview of no more than 15 minutes as a class presentation.

This assessment task is underpinned by these competencies: BSBMGT506A/02Select appropriate people

Assessment 3 – Confirm Employment and Induct – Group Mark 20%
Prepare a letter of offer for the successful candidate with an induction plan attached. The letter of offer must include conditions of employment as approved for the position.

This assessment task is underpinned by these competencies:
BSBMGT506A/03 Confirm employment arrangements

Assessment 4 – Workplace Investigation Portfolio – Individual Mark 30%
Over the course of the semester students are to investigate recruitment and selection practices in their work placement. This includes interviewing managers, HR staff and the collection of documents including policy and procedures for recruitment and selection.

This assessment task is underpinned by these competencies:
BSBMGT506A/01Determine future people needs
BSBMGT506A/02Select appropriate people
BSBMGT506A/03 Confirm employment arrangements
All assessments are graded. To pass the course, students must have a minimum Pass grade in each assessment and achieve competency in all course elements.

Assessment Matrix

Students will be assessed directly against a mixture of the elements and performance criteria listed in the National Competency - BSBMGT506A Recruit, Select and Induct Staff.

ElementAss 1Ass 2Ass 3Ass 4
Determine future people needs
X  X
Select appropriate people
 X X
Confirm employment arrangements

Other Information

Online Learning Materials
Online learning materials can be accessed through the RMIT Online Learning Hub. Materials available include weekly workshop slides, assessment details and updates. It is highly recommended that these be accessed weekly before attending class.

For information regarding Academic Administration Procedures, e.g. Special Consideration, Plagiarism, Submission of Assessments, Attendance Requirements etc., please refer to your Student Diary Pages 134-160, or the Student Website

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