The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Professional Practice in HRM&ER provides students with the opportunity to apply the learning from GSBS6040 Human Resource Management and GSBS6006 ER in Globalised Economies to manage organisational and workplace issues which are commonly the responsibility of HRM and ER professionals either directly, or in an internal advisory role to line managers or as external consultants. Mixing both theoretical considerations and practice, students are engaged in a selected range of HRM and ER cases and activities. It provides students with managerial practice to support the effective conduct of HRM and ER functions in organisations.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Trimester 2 - 2019


  • Trimester 1 - 2019
  • Trimester 3 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Apply theoretical knowledge of specific HRM and ER methods to 'real-world' examples and situations.

2. Demonstrate the development of advanced skills in issue definition, research, critical thinking and problem solving in the HRM and ER domain.

3. Reflect on the experience of participating in the management of people in order to better understand some of the common errors and challenges in HRM and ER practice.

4. Gain experience in designing or improving HRM and ER policy, practices and methods for the mutual gain of employees and the organisation.


In this course students will develop their skills and knowledge about effective and professional practice of human resourse management (HRM and employment relations (ER). To achieve this, the course will examine four or five of the following topics in depth:

  1. HRM and ER architecture
  2. Recruitment and selection
  3. Managing Pay and Rewards
  4. Performance management
  5. Separation and termination
  6. Employee voice
  7. Health and safety
  8. Managing organisational change


Students must have successfully completed GSBS6040 and GSBS6006.

Assumed knowledge

GSBS6040 Human Resource Management and GSBS6006 Employment Relations in Globalised Economies.

Assessment items

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning exercise/written assignment 1

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning exercise/written assignment 2

Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Problem Based Learning Exercise/written assignment 3

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct and Online


Online 36 hour(s) per Term Full Term

The course may be offered on-line or use blended learning.