HRM502 Human Resource Management (8)


This subject is an introduction to human resource management in organisations, with a focus on developing technical solutions that are practical and effective in meeting business goals. Studying this subject will help you to make a difference to the performance of your organisation or your part of an organisation, as well as helping you to develop broader skills in critical thinking, communication, research and group learning.  

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 1
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Session 3
On CampusCSU Study Centre Sydney
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM502
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 HRM571 or HRM515.
Incompatible subject(s)Related subject(s)
HRM515 HRM571 HRM515 Paired Subject
HRM571 Significant Overlap

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to provide realistic, theoretically-sound and well-informed technical HR solutions to meet the business requirements of organisations;
  • be able to propose and critically evaluate plausible alternative HR solutions to business problems;
  • be able to engage with contemporary digital platforms to develop, communicate and review HR solutions;
  • be able to work effectively with peers to develop, synthesise and negotiate group responses to HR problems through role play and other group processes;
  • be able to access, appraise and critically apply academic and professional literature in the formulation of business-relevant HR recommendations and solutions; and
  • be able to reflect on learning processes that involve individual, group and technology-mediated environments.


The subject will cover the following topics:
  • HRM making a difference
  • HR planning
  • Work design
  • Diversity, recruitment & selection
  • Performance management & reward
  • Employee development in the workplace
  • Workplace health and safety


The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 25 August 2017. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.