HRM515 Human Resource Management (8)


This subject provides an introduction to, and an examination of, the roles and functions of human resource management in organisations. The examination is undertaken from the perspective of how human resource management can contribute to organisational performance. The subject examines how HR functions or techniques help an organisation to perform efficiently and effectively and assist organisations to achieve a competitive advantage. In addition, the subject investigates the ethical and moral implications of these functions and techniques.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
DistanceAust Graduate Mgt Consortium
Session 2
DistanceAust Graduate Mgt Consortium
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM515
Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject information

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

Enrolment restrictions

Available only for Australian Graduate Management Consortium (AGMC) students.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
HRM502 HRM571 HRM571 There is a significant overlap in content.
HRM502 There is a significant overlap in content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify the various roles and functions of human resource management and analyse how these contribute to the organisation's effective utilisation of its human resources;
  • be able to critically analyse and assess recent literature on human resource management, and debate the issues raised;
  • be able to critically evaluate the role of human resource management in effective organisational performance;
  • be able to evaluate current human resource management practices and draw up well supported recommendations for improvement where necessary;
  • be able to explain how human resource management initiatives help organisations respond to the changing workplace environment; and
  • be able to discuss, explain and analyse the relationship between organisational strategy and human resource strategies.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • HRM - Definition, History and Purpose
  • Strategic Human Resource Management and Human Resource Planning
  • Managing Diversity, Job Design and Quality of Work Life Strategically
  • Recruitment, Selection and Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Performance Management and Reward Management
  • Training and Development, Career Management
  • Occupational Health & Safety
  • Emerging Trends and Challenges in HR


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.