Course Title: Managing People for the Future

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Managing People for the Future

Credit Points: 12.00

Important Information:

Course Title Amendment

2024 Managing People for the Future

2023 Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


City Campus


630H Management


Sem 2 2023

Course Coordinator: Dr. Leila Afshari

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 0243

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F09

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

Students must note this is a final year course assuming you have knowledge and capabilities from core business and management studies. It is not recommended that this course be undertaken in the first semester of your degree, as the assessment tasks assume you have foundational academic and management knowledge and skills. Students should self-assess based on this advice and delay enrolling if you do not possess the required assumed knowledge.

Course Description

This course provides you with a capstone experience, which will give you the opportunity to integrate, critically reflect on and consolidate the learning from your Human Resource Management program. The purpose of the course is to incorporate human resource and employment relation theory and practice. It adopts a holistic approach to integrating theory and practice in an innovative method of hypothesising about what the future of human resource management will look like. The development of research, critical thinking, problem solving, and communication skills are accentuated to examine and discuss future trends in managing people. You will have the opportunity to integrate the knowledge and skills acquired from other HRM courses throughout the program and to review and evaluate current issues facing organisations, management and labour. This course will help shape an appreciation of the complexities and contemporary challenges employees and managers face as they strive to function in the changing environment and the interrelationships between work and society. The course maximises peer to peer collaborative learning, reflecting the increased importance of team approaches to managing and resolving real people management challenges.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


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

CLO1: Identify, evaluate and discuss critical aspects and characteristics of the changing nature of work in ever-changing local and global contexts.

CLO2: analyse past and present work patterns and their relevance to contemporary organisations of work, employment and the implications for management and labour.

CLO3: identify, evaluate and develop ethical, inclusive, socially and culturally responsible solutions to emerging employment relations and human resource challenges.

CLO4: apply management theories and practices that foster adaptability and intellectual agility within organisations and human resource management practices.

CLO5: effectively communicate practical and innovative solutions whilst being accountable, responsible and reflective concerning individual and team learning and professionally appropriate practice.

Overview of Learning Activities

In this program you will be encouraged to be an active learner. Your learning will be supported through various learning activities. These may include quizzes; assignments; prescribed readings; sourcing, researching and analysing specific information; solving problems; conducting presentations; producing written work and collaborating with peers on set tasks or projects.

Overview of Learning Resources

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

RMIT Library provides extensive resources, services and study spaces. You have access to scholarly resources including course related material, books, e-books, journals and databases.

Computers and printers are available at every Library. You can access the Internet and Library e-resources. You can also access the RMIT University wireless network in the Library. 

Contact: Ask the Library for assistance and information on Library resources and services: Study support is available for assistance with assignment preparation, academic writing, information literacy, referencing, maths and study skills.  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: 30%

Linked CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 2: 40%

Linked CLOs 3,4, 5

Assessment Task 3: 30%

Linked CLOs 1, 4, 5