HRM310 Developing Human Resources (8)


Effectively developing human resources is an essential component in attracting, building and retaining high performing individuals and teams within organisations. Developing skills, experience and performance are essential tools to achieve individual career development and organisational outcomes. Drawing on industry best practice and theory, this subject covers the major human resource development approaches from an organisational and individual perspective.

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Session 1
InternalNorthern Sydney Institute
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

Assumed Knowledge

HRM210 or MGT210

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • critically analyse the major human resource development program types in the context of individual and organisational development;
  • evaluate individual and organisational human resource development needs;
  • identify, discuss and apply appropriate learning theories in the design, assessment and evaluation of human resource development programs; and
  • plan the implementation of a human resource development program for an individual and/or organisational context.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Learning theories and HRD
  • Assessing HRD needs
  • Designing and implementing effective HRD programs
  • Assessing and evaluating HRD programs
  • Technology in HRD
  • Onboarding, orientation and induction in HRD
  • Coaching, shadowing and mentoring in HRD
  • Career and performance management
  • Leadership and management development


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.