Human Resource Development

Course code GSBS6190Units 10Level 6000Faculty of Business and LawNewcastle Business School

HRD is a subset of HRM that focuses on learning, training and development. It has a specific orientation towards organisational learning interventions to improve skills, knowledge and attitudes. HRD also considers the interplay between national, organisational and individual needs. The course ranges from the broader aspects of HRD, such as skill formation across the labour market, the strategic role of HRD within organisations, to the more individualised aspects of HRD, such as influences on employee behaviour. Beginning with an overview of HRD, the course examines HRD Assessment, Design and Delivery in addition to topics concerning HRD and the Organisation such as the role of HRD in relation to organisational change and the various HRD interventions that may be utilised in the process.

Available in 2015

Newcastle City PrecinctTrimester 1, Trimester 3
WebLearn GradSchoolTrimester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesOn successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

1. Explain their and others' learning processes;
2. Demonstrate a range of human resource development (HRD) competencies;
3. Discuss the role HRD and its contribution to organisational effectiveness, productivity and quality of working life;
4. Analyse the links between HRD and the individual, the workplace and the broader labour market;
5. Locate HRD not just in relation to HR practitioners but also in relation to line managers, supervisors and others who may undertake learning and developmental roles.
ContentThe content of this course includes but is not limited to the following topics:

1. Introduction to HRD
2. Strategic planning and HRD
3. Organisational change and HRD interventions
4. The Learning Organisation
5. Determining HRD needs
6. Learning theories and program design
7. Learning methods, transfer of learning, technology and media
8. Assessment and evaluation
9. Performance management and coaching
10.Career management and development
11.Management development
12.HRD and the labour market
Replacing Course(s)NA
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeGSBS6001 Managing Under Uncertainty and GSBS6040 Human Resource Management.
Modes of DeliveryDistance Learning : IT Based
Internal Mode
Teaching MethodsLecture
Assessment Items
Essays / Written Assignments
Examination: Formal
Case Scenario/PBL exercises
Contact HoursLecture: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for GSBS6190