Course Title: Human Resource Development

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Resource Development

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 1 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 1 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 2 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019,
Sem 1 2020,
Sem 2 2020,
Sem 1 2021


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


Offsh 3 08,
Offsh 1 09,
Offsh 3 09,
Offsh 1 10,
Offsh 3 10,
Offsh 1 11,
Offsh 3 11,
Offsh1 12,
Offsh1 13,
Offsh3 13,
Offsh1 14,
Offsh3 14,
Offsh1 15,
Offsh1 16,
Offsh2 16,
Offsh3 16,
Offsh1 17,
Offsh3 17,
Offsh1 18,
Offsh3 18,
Offsh1 19,
Offsh3 19,
Offsh1 20,
Offsh3 20,
Offsh1 21,
Offsh3 21,
Offsh1 22


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet3 2021,
Viet1 2022

Course Coordinator: Dr Lena Wang

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 1345

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: School of Management

Course Coordinator Availability: via email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

The aim of this course is to facilitate the learning of concepts and practices related to human resource development (HRD). The course will emphasise the role of HRD in operationalising corporate strategy and in the creation and management of organisational knowledge.  You will learn about contemporary adult learning and HRD theories.  You will learn how to integrate this knowledge when undertaking the analysis, design, implementation and evaluation of effective HRD interventions in organisations.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Differentiate between human resource development (HRD) and other human resource management functions.

CLO2: Explain and apply significant concepts and theories underpinning HRD.

CLO3: Develop skills in identifying HRD needs and in designing, implementing and evaluating HRD programs.

CLO4: Explain the strategic importance of HRD in the success of organisations within the context of social and environmental pressure.

CLO5: Critically analyse and evaluate contemporary HRD practices.

CLO6: Effectively work with others and communicate about practical and innovative HRD practices.

Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide a lecture / tutor - facilitated learning environment. Learning activities are designed to assist you to understand the key topics that will be covered in the course, as outlined in the course learning objectives and outcomes. 

Overview of Learning Resources

There is no prescribed text for this course. 

Various learning resources are available online through MyRMIT Studies\Canvas. The lecture notes and workshop notes are posted on Canvas.

Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. Visit the RMIT library website for further details. Assistance is available online via our chat and email services, face to face at our campus libraries or via the telephone on (03) 9925 2020.

Additional resources and/or sources to assist your learning will be identified by your course coordinator and 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 you develop.

Assessment Task 1: 30%  Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 4
Assessment Task 2: 30%  Linked CLOs: 2, 3,5, 6
Assessment Task 3: 40%  Linked CLOs: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
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.