HRM560 Training and Development Environment (8)


The development and delivery of effective training within an organisational context is a key strategy in employee and organisational success. This subject explores the forces influencing Australian organisations in this regard, and their strategic responses. Needs assessment, learning theories, and the design, delivery and evaluation of training are also addressed in this practically focussed subject, as are evolving directions of training and development within Australian organisational contexts.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
InternalCSU Study Centre Melbourne
InternalCSU Study Centre Sydney
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM560
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

Postgraduate Students Only
Not available to students who have completed HRM526
Incompatible subject(s)

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations and their strategic training responses;
  • be able to recommend suitable learning theories that can be utilised in specific organisational environments;
  • be able to conduct a strategic needs analysis for an organisation;
  • be able to design and evaluate a training and development program for a specific organisational context; and
  • be able to contextualise evolving directions of training and development within Australian organisational contexts, including emerging best practices.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategic training and development
  • Needs assessment
  • Learning theories
  • Program design
  • Training delivery methodologies
  • Transfer and outcomes
  • Evaluation of training
  • Technology and training
  • Individual development and careers
  • Current and emerging directions and practices


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.