HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities (8)


This subject provides a theoretical foundation for the core learning and development functions, and the knowledge, skills and judgment needed to apply behavioural, cognitive and adult learning theories to develop students' training capabilitites. Theories and practices in conducting training needs analysis, designing training programs, selecting and using training methods, utilising training technologies, and assessing and evaluating training activities are examined. Students are expected to integrate these theories and practices in the design and justification of a training program based on a critical evaluation of workplace needs.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 3
DistanceWagga Wagga Campus
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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 HRM525.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
HRM525 HRM525 There is significant overlap in content.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate and design effective training programs based on the various teaching and learning theories;
  • be able to critically evaluate the training needs of a workplace through various approaches to training needs analysis;
  • be able to critically evaluate the alternative training methods, including selecting between learner and trainer centred techniques, which can be applied to training programs;
  • be able to deliver a prescribed training program integrating relevant learning and teaching theories;
  • be able to compare and contrast theoretical approaches to assessment in order to determine appropriate strategies to assess trainees; and
  • be able to compare and contrast theoretical approaches to evaluation in order to ensure the suitability of the training program.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Learning Theories
  • Adult Learning Theories
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Design
  • Techniques and Technologies
  • Training Assessment
  • Training Evaluation


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.