Course Title: Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2010

Course Code: BUSM7806

Course Title: Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment

School: 365T Global Studies, Soc Sci & Plng

Campus: City Campus

Program: C6077 - Advanced Diploma of Justice

Course Contact : Irene Pagliarella

Course Contact Phone: +61 3 99254581

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Nominal Hours: 20

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

VBQU372 Apply Oral & Written Communication Skills in a Justice Environment

Course Description

This course deals with the skills and knowledge required to recruit and select staff within the framework of existing human or staffing resource plans or policies in the justice environment.  It supports the attainment of skills and knowledge required for job roles that involve human resource management including professional development, staffing, recruiting, induction practices and Occupational Health and Safety legislation.

National Codes, Titles, Elements and Performance Criteria

National Element Code & Title:

VBQU383 Plan and Organise Human Resource in a Justice Environment


2. Select the most suitable candidate

Performance Criteria:

2.1 Selection procedures and techniques are identified which are suitable to the position and organisational environment

2.2 Selection procedure chosen complies with legislative and organisational requirements

2.3 Applications are screened against the key selection criteria

2.4 Selection interviews are organised effectively and in compliance with legislative requirements

2.5 Reference/referee checks are conducted

2.6 Terms and conditions of employment are communicated to, and acknowledged by, candicates

2.7 The most suitable candidate for the position is recommended



1. Recruit suitable candidates for a specified position in accordance with legislative/practice requirement

Performance Criteria:

1.1 The need for the position is established prior to beginning the recruitment procedure

1.2 Job descriptions are developed which contain task description, personnel specifications and key selection critieria

1.3 Recruitment strategies are identified which are appropriae to the position and organisational environment

1.4 Job descriptions and recruitment strategy comply with legislative requirements

1.5 Recruitment strategy selected is timely

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities

Students will be involved in a range of learning activities including: lectures,  tuturials, class discussion, group/individual work on designated tasks, audio-visual presentations, and interactions with individuals and groups from human resources departments of the justice environemnt

Teaching Schedule

Week 1

Introduction to Human Resource in a Justice Environment and analysis of job roles, skill sets and capabiliies

Week 2

Identify the need for a position in the context of the organisational goals and objectives

Develop job descriptions, personnel specifications and key selection criteria

Week 3

Identify selection procedures in compliance with with legislative and organisational requirements

Week 4

Communicating in a range of organisational environments

Week 5

Identify different selection processes and techniques

Week 6

Simulated interviews addressing key selection criteria

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts


Other Resources

Students will be provided a range of learning material to support their learning

Overview of Assessment

Students will be required to:

Prepare a report outlining skill sets and capabilities that are necessary to meet the organisational goals and objectives of a justice organisation

Prepare an analysis of recruitment ,selection strategies and legislative compliance relevant to a justice organisation

Assessment Tasks

Assessment 1:     The report will contribute 55% of the overall mark

Assessement 2:   The analysis of the recruitment process will contribute 30% of the overall mark

Active participation and interactive involvement will contribute 15% of the overall mark


Assessment activities are linked to the learning outcomes and will assess knowledge of current professional practices relating to employment, interview techniques and procesures.  Students will also be required to demonsrate their skills in problem solving, communicating in a range of organisational environments and addressing the skill sets to meet organisational requirements and objectives

Assessment Matrix

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