Course Title: Human Resource Management

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Human Resource Management

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 1 2006,
Sem 2 2006,
Sem 1 2007,
Sem 2 2007,
Sem 1 2008,
Sem 2 2008,
Sem 1 2009,
Sem 2 2009,
Sem 1 2010,
Sem 2 2010,
Sem 1 2011,
Sem 2 2011,
Sem 2 2012,
Sem 1 2013,
Sem 2 2013,
Sem 1 2014,
Sem 2 2014,
Sem 1 2015,
Sem 2 2015,
Sem 1 2016,
Sem 2 2016,
Sem 2 2017,
Sem 1 2018,
Sem 1 2019,
Sem 2 2019


Singapore Inst of Management


630H Management


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


Hong Kong Management Associatn


630H Management


Offsh 1 11,
Offsh4 12


RMIT University Vietnam


630H Management


Viet2 2011,
Viet3 2011,
Viet1 2012,
Viet2 2012,
Viet3 2012,
Viet1 2013,
Viet2 2013,
Viet3 2013,
Viet1 2014,
Viet3 2014,
Viet1 2015,
Viet2 2015,
Viet1 2016,
Viet2 2016


Universitas Pelita Harapan


630H Management


Offsh3 15,
Offsh3 16

Course Coordinator: Dr. Marco De Sisto

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 5232

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: Building 80, Level 8

Course Coordinator Availability: by email

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course provides you with an overview of Human Resource Management (HRM) principles and strategies in the management of organisations. You will be introduced to several HR functions that will provide you with an understanding of the various ethical and socially responsible perspectives. HRM theories and models that explain the nature and significance of key HRM practices and HRM outcomes in organisations will be considered and assessed. The course explores the importance of managing human resources effectively within increasingly competitive environments.

This course includes a work integrated learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or  community is integral to your experience. Following the desire and necessity of real-world business firms in managing effective teams to solve complex issues, more weight has been attributed to group works. Therefore, the majority of the course’s requirements will be addressed cooperatively by team members.    

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO 1: Critically evaluate and apply theories and models of HRM that explain the nature and significance of key HRM practices and HRM outcomes as they relate to diverse organisational contexts.

CLO 2: Critically analyse and apply the emerging strategic role that HRM plays in a changing business environment and workplace to maintain current policies and procedures.

CLO 3: Analyse and align HR systems and processes to leadership strategies and objectives in contemporary organisations to promote best practice in HR performance.

CLO 4: Identify and evaluate key organisational approaches to improving HR outcomes for both the organisation and its employees.

CLO 5: Critically analyse employee-employer issues using relevant ethical and legal processes and approaches to solve problems.

CLO 6: Evaluate and develop socially and sustainable practices to emerging HRM challenges by applying both theoretical and practical knowledge of HRM in real business situations.    


Overview of Learning Activities

The course will provide a lecture / tutor - facilitated learning environment.  The course will be conducted in a manner which facilitates learning experienced by students who can largely take responsibility for their own learning. This course is designed to allow you to develop the professional foundations for HR practice by offering opportunities to explore and consider the theories, models, and research which underpin professional practice.

Learning activities are designed to assist students to understand the key topics that will be covered in the course, as outlined in the course learning objectives and outcomes. For example, case studies which provide practical examples of application of theory will be analysed by small groups with the aim of providing for transfer of theoretical learning to the workplace context.

Video, audio and media resources will also be utilised throughout the course to provide students diverse learning experiences. Students are expected to undertake independent research and apply information gained through that independent reading both during in-class discussions and throughout assessment tasks. Students are also expected to work effectively in teams through various in-class discussions, exercises and assessments tasks such as conducting presentations and producing written works. 

Overview of Learning Resources

There is a recommended text for this course.


Various learning resources are available online through myRMIT /Canvas. The learning resources include: lecture slides; essential reading and additional reading materials that are drawn from a wide range of sources (journal articles, books, industry reports, professional magazines, among others). Relevant video (e.g. from Youtube) and audio resources (e.g. podcast) are also provided whenever appropriate.


Resources are also available online through RMIT Library databases and other facilities. If you require assistance with the RMIT library facilities contact the Business Liaison Librarian for your school. Contact details for Business Liaison Librarians  are located online on the RMIT Library website.


Overview of Assessment

The course uses a range of assessment tasks to comprehensively assess students’ knowledge and skills in understanding HRM theories and practices as well as applying them in real life. The assessment tasks include both individual task that is aimed at assessing students’ ability to independently research, conceptualize and formulate critical issues in HRM, as well as group task that assesses students’ ability to work effectively with others HRM management practices and in communicating to a wider audience.

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task 1: 30%
Linked CLOs: 3, 4, 6

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