Course Title: Managing Performance in Organisations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing Performance in Organisations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


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


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2021,
Viet3 2021


RMIT Vietnam Hanoi Campus


630H Management


Viet3 2021

Course Coordinator: Dr Beni Halvorsen

Course Coordinator Phone: 9925 5830

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 80.03.35

Course Coordinator Availability: by appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course focuses on contemporary theoretical and practical issues confronting managers, employees and Human Resource practitioners on managing performance in diverse workplace situations. The course adopts a holistic view of managing people’s performance in organisations, including: various factors involved in the performance management process; practical skills for performance improvement; and future trends of performance management for contemporary organisations.  You will be encouraged to take an integrated approach that links performance to the organisation’s strategy. You will engage in issues related to culture and diversity in workplace performance and review practices in light of emerging trends in performance management.  

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:

CLO1: Identify and implement effective human resource practices to foster a working environment to encourage and support employees to meet organisational performance standards.

CLO2: Evaluate and implement appropriate performance management strategies relevant to various organisational contexts.

CLO3: Critically evaluate performance management effectiveness to ensure the implementation of organisational strategic objectives.

CLO4: Apply effective managerial skills to improve people’s performance in broad organisational contexts considering the impact of culture and diversity in workplace.

CLO5: Review and analyse performance management approaches around current and emerging trends.

Overview of Learning Activities

To achieve success in this course you are expected to be an active learner, which means, you are expected to attend in lectures and tutorials, complete the online activities, read assigned material and participate in tutorial activities and group presentations. Individual and group assignments will give you opportunities to develop critical analytical skills. The lectures will include some selected resources that will include electronic resources, and the tutorials will include group presentations, case studies, journal articles, podcasts, newspaper articles presentations and exercises. These may be undertaken in small groups or individually.

Overview of Learning Resources

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 tasks, their weighting and the course learning outcomes to which they are aligned are as follows:

Assessment Task 1: 15%
Linked CLOs: 2, 3, 4

Assessment Task 2: 45%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4

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