Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


Human Resource Management links people-related activities to business strategy. The course develops a critical understanding of the role and functions of the various human resource activities in an organisation, providing students with a comprehensive review of key HRM concepts, techniques and issues. Topics include job analysis and design, recruitment and selection, evaluation, performance management, occupational health and safety, and the strategic contribution of HRM to organisational performance and evaluating HRM effectiveness. Working with contemporary case studies, students not only engage in collaborative and individual work processes but use communication and discourse characteristic of the HRM context and environment.

Availability2022 Course Timetables

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2022 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 3 - 2022 (Singapore)


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Define strategic HRM

2. Analyse human resource planning and forecasting techniques

3. Investigate and interpret the key procedures in recruitment and selection

4. Create employee performance management and rewards systems

5. Describe and analyse training and development

6. Illustrate the essential features of a human resource information system

7. Analyse and evaluate significant contemporary issues in human resource management including HRM's contribution to organisational performance

8. Apply and communicate the appropriate theoretical models in HRM discussions

9. Employ self analysis to evaluate and reflect upon personal academic outcomes and apply it to affect improvement.


The following topics are addressed in the course:

  • H.R.M development, models and strategic alignment.
  • HRM structures and HR manager's profile and competencies.
  • Human resource planning and career development.
  • Job analysis and job redesign.
  • Affirmative action, equal employment opportunity and managing diversity.
  • Recruitment, selection and dismissal
  • Performance and evaluation.
  • Reward management.
  • Occupational health and safety.
  • Training and development.
  • Auditing HRM. Evaluating HRM's contribution to organisational competitiveness.
  • Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS)


Students must have successfully completed IRHR1001 or MNGT1001 or SOCS2100.

Assessment items

Presentation: HRM Group Challenge

Written Assignment: HRM Individual Challenge

Formal Examination: Final Examination

Contact hours

Ourimbah, PSB Singapore and Newcastle City Precinct

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Students are expected to complete 4 hours of guided learning via online preparation, lectures, interactive discussion groups or self-directed learning and an additional 6 hours of independent study per week.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.