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BX2051 - Strategic Human Resource Management

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

Human Resource Management provides students with an introduction to core issues, perspectives and decision-making procedures for organisations seeking competitive advantage through their people. A central aim is to provide a framework for analysing and understanding human resource issues and practices within an organisational and environmental context. This subject takes a strategic human resource management approach to the role of contemporary human resource management, by studying topics such as planning, recruitment and selection, training and development, occupational health & safety, and international human resource management. This is achieved by discussion and analysis of theoretical perspectives and practical examples from Australia and the international business environment.

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe and discuss the major functions of HRM in organisations and the contemporary HR and legal environment;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory and practice of HRM systems in Australia in terms of work analysis and design, planning, recruitment, information systems and industrial relations;
  • Develop an appreciation of complex HRM issues which will be dealt with in more advanced subjects within the HRM discipline;
  • Identify the major elements involved in developing people including diversity management, performance management and career management.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to define and to solve problems in at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to think critically, to analyse and evaluate claims, evidence and arguments, and to reason and deploy evidence clearly and logically;
  • The ability to find and access information using appropriate media and technologies;
  • The ability to evaluate that information;
  • An understanding of the economic, legal, ethical, social and cultural issues involved in the use of information;
  • The ability to select and organise information and to communicate it accurately, cogently, coherently, creatively and ethically;
  • The acquisition of coherent and disciplined sets of skills, knowledge, values and professional ethics from at least one discipline area;
  • The ability to manage future career and personal development;
  • The ability to read complex and demanding texts accurately, critically and insightfully;
  • The ability to speak and write clearly, coherently and creatively;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to lead, manage and contribute effectively to teams;
  • The ability to work with people of different gender, age, ethnicity, culture, religion and political persuasion;
  • The ability to work individually and independently;
  • The ability to select and use appropriate tools and technologies;
  • The ability to use online technologies effectively and ethically.
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Combinations:
MG2703

Availabilities

Cairns, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20%); human resource management portfolio - a series of activities relating to the practice of hrm which are submitted progressively (on due dates to be advised) throughout the semester (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 21, Internal
Census Date 12-Apr-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20%); human resource management portfolio - a series of activities relating to the practice of hrm which are submitted progressively (on due dates to be advised) throughout the semester (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 22, Internal
Census Date 09-Aug-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20%); human resource management portfolio - a series of activities relating to the practice of hrm which are submitted progressively (on due dates to be advised) throughout the semester (30% - 40%).

JCU Brisbane, Study Period 23, Internal
Census Date 06-Dec-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20%); human resource management portfolio - a series of activities relating to the practice of hrm which are submitted progressively (on due dates to be advised) throughout the semester (30% - 40%).

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: end of semester exam (40% - 50%); presentations (20%); human resource management portfolio - a series of activities relating to the practice of hrm which are submitted progressively (on due dates to be advised) throughout the semester (30% - 40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.