Course Title: Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Practice in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Coordinator: Professor Joanna Macneil

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7270

Course Coordinator Email: joanna.mcneil@rmit.edu.au

Course Coordinator Location: B080 F09 R061

Course Coordinator Availability: By appointment


Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities

A professional or manager working in human resource management (HRM) and related areas must understand how theory can help to explain and predict complex ‘real-world’ phenomena. Only with this understanding is it possible to propose a strong, evidence-based argument for a particular initiative or solution to people and organisation challenges, particularly in the face of plural, often conflicting interests. Drawing on foundation knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses in the People and Organisation major, this capstone course will further develop your capabilities, and prepare you for professional employment.


Course Description

A professional or manager working in human resource management (HRM) and related areas must understand how theory can help to explain and predict complex ‘real-world’ phenomena. Only with this understanding is it possible to propose a strong, evidence-based argument for a particular initiative or solution to people and organisation challenges, particularly in the face of plural, often conflicting interests. Drawing on foundation knowledge and skills acquired in earlier courses in the People and Organisation major, this capstone course will further develop your capabilities, and prepare you for professional employment.


Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

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

CLO1: Engage, individually and collectively, in framing, researching, analysing, and proposing robust solutions to complex people and organisation challenges.


CLO2: Demonstrate high level applied skills in essential aspects of managing people in organisations.


CLO3: Design or improve HRM policy, practice or methods, to effectively address plural interests in organisations.

 

CLO4: Reflect upon and explain how contemporary professional standards, ethics and values can and should guide their own future HRM 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: http://www.rmit.edu.au/library. 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

Assessment Task 2: 30%

Linked CLOs 1, 2, 3

Assessment Task 3: 40%

Linked CLOs 1, 2, 4