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BX2051 - Managing People

Credit points: 3
Year: 2013
Student Contribution Band: Band 3
Administered by: School of Business

People are the major asset of any organisation. Managing People provides students with a solid foundation for understanding and addressing core issues, perspectives and decision-making procedures relating to the management of people (Human Resources). A central aim is to provide a framework for designing, implementing and maintaining Human Resource Management (HRM) practices which are contemporary, relevant and capable of sustaining organisations in competitive environments including those in tropical regions. This is achieved by discussion and analysis of numerous theoretical and practical examples from Australia and the international business environment. Topics include planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, workplace health & safety, accountability and workplace diversity. A practical and relevant 'Hot Topic' relating to managing people in the tropics will be woven through the subject. This subject is a core requirement for the Management and Human Resource Management Major.

Learning Outcomes

  • Discuss the major functions related to managing people in organisations and the contemporary human resource management and legal environment;
  • Discuss the theory and practice of HRM systems in Australia in terms of work analysis and design, planning, recruitment, information systems and industrial relations;
  • Explain the major elements involved in developing people including diversity management, performance management and career management;
  • Explain issues that face a workforce based in the tropics; Appreciate the complex people management issues which will be dealt with in more advanced subjects within the HRM discipline;
  • Apply contemporary methods to managing organisations human resource needs, including forecasting, selection, recruitment, training, performance assessment.

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

Townsville, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

External, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturers: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 0 hours
Method of Delivery: WWW - LearnJCU
Assessment: eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%); two tests (15% each) (30%).

Cairns, Internal, Study Period 2
Census Date 29-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturer: Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 52
Census Date 18-Jul-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturer: Ms Parvinder Kaur.
Workload expectations:
  • 24 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 21
Census Date 18-Apr-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman, Assoc. Professor Josephine Pryce
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 23
Census Date 13-Dec-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

JCU Brisbane, Internal, Study Period 22
Census Date 15-Aug-2013
Coordinator: Assoc. Professor Anna Blackman
Lecturer: <Person not found>.
Workload expectations:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 12 hours tutorials
Assessment: quizzes or tests (30%); eportfolio (50%); presentation (20%).

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.