GPM413 Motivation and engagement (8)

 The aim of the subject is to provide an appreciation and understanding of the motivation and engagement of staff through the lens of contemporary HR practices. Students are expected to reflect on their own experience and their organisation's practices across a range of key issues. Policy is generally regarded as a blunt instrument, yet it is often utilized primarily to mitigate risk rather than to equitably encourage and support desired behaviours. This subject will explore this proposition in the policing context utilising comparative analyses and case studies.

Subject Outlines
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Session 2 (60)
Manly Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: GPM413. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System



One session


Australian Graduate School of Policing and Security

Enrolment Restrictions

This subject is moving to electronic provision of all learning materials, including readings and broadband internet access is necessary.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise the theoretical concepts, philosophy and underpinnings upon which key components of contemporary HR management are based.
  • Identify and examine key challenges in human resource management and think critically about solutions to these including the application of workforce planning, demographics and organisational performance
  • Think critically about the motivation and engagement of people in a policing context, particularly as they relate to issues such as performance, discipline and absenteeism


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • organisational loyalty and organisational citizenship behaviour,
  • generational changes affecting attitudes to work
  • performance appraisal systems in policing
  • managing underperformance
  • rules of natural justice and discipline systems
  • industrial context of managing unacceptable conduct,
  • disciplinary tribunals
  • cost and implications of absenteeism in policing
  • strategies in the management of absenteeism


Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure please contact Student Central or or phone on 1800 275 278.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 275 278 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.