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

Part B: Course Detail

Teaching Period: Term1 2013

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


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

Performance Criteria:

This unit provides the knowledge and skills necessary for the selection and recuitment of staff within the framework of the justice environment


2. Select the most suitable candidate

Performance Criteria:

This unit outlines the selection procedures to meet organisational and legislative requirements, the screening of applications against the selection criteria and the process of selection interviews including reference checks

Learning Outcomes

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Details of Learning Activities

Learning actvities include:

Contemporary recruitment and selection strategies to meet legislative compliance relevant to a justice organisation

Simulation of recruitment practices, including:

Responding to key selection criteria of job descriptions (provided in class)

Simulatated activies for structed/ non structured and hypothetical interview models

Selection skills and preference ’fit’ for organisational values

Strategies to respond to selection panels

Teaching Schedule

Session 1:  Introduction to the principles of Human Resources and overview of Assessment Task

Session 2:  Workshop on key achievements of practical placement linked to addressing the key selection criteria for employment in the justice sector.   Overview of assessment task.

Session 3:  Preparation of resume and covering letter to prospective employer

Session 4:  Contemporary theories on recruitment practices

Session 5:  Simulated interview models utilising structured non structured and hypothecial interview skills

Session 6: Simulated interview before a panel of industry practitioners

Learning Resources

Prescribed Texts

Organisational Behaviour, Core Concepts and Applications (2010) Wood, J., Zeffane, R.,Fromholtz, M., Wiesner, R., Creed, A., Schermerhorn, J., Hunt, J.,and Osborn, R.  John Wiley and Sons Australia, Ltd.,


Other Resources

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 tasks are aligned to meet the elements of the unit and the requirements for selection and recruitment  including analysing and researching for job roles.  Students are provided the assessment task in class and through 'Blackboard'

Assessment Matrix

The assessment has been designed to cover all learning outcomes and will be graded in accordance with RMIT University’s Mark Table 7 which is as follows:

HD 80 – 100
D 70 - 79
C 60 - 69
PA 50 - 59
NN 0 - 49

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