The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


6000 level

Course handbook


Students enrolled in this course will learn the foundational psychology skills for effectively managing people in the workplace. Students will develop an understanding of the strategic framework in which applied psychologists work, including theories of strategic human resource management and tools that assist in making these decisions. The remaining content of this course addresses specific skills within strategic human resource management, including job design and evaluation, selection and recruitment of new employees, communication, and the process behind effective performance appraisals. By the end of this course students will be well equipped to apply these psychology skills in their own workplaces.

This course is not part of an APAC accredited sequence.

Availability2020 Course Timetables


  • Semester 1 - 2020

Learning outcomes

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

1. Describe the links between strategy, HRM, HRD and planning.

2. Apply HRM tools, including skills in selection and recruitment and interviewing.

3. Explain the relationship between HRM, job attitudes, motivation and job design.

4. Recommend strategies for an effective performance appraisal.

5. Recognise effective organisational communication.


  • Human Resource Management
  • Strategic planning
  • Job Analysis
  • Selection and Recruitment
  • Performance management
  • Communication
  • Interviewing skills
  • Job Design

Assumed knowledge

Completion of an APAC accredited program in psychology or equivalent


PSYC6000 and PSYC6050

Assessment items

Quiz: 6 multiple choice tests

Report: Report

Quiz: Four short answer questions

Contact hours


Online Activity

Online 4 hour(s) per Week for Full Term