HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management (8)

This subject provides an introduction to one of the fastest developing areas in Human Resource Management. It covers a variety of issues and challenges in the development of a strategic approach to human resource management practice. This will include the role of the human resource management professional in the strategy development and implementation process. A range of concepts, theories and models which aim to integrate the various functional areas of human resource management with business strategy will be examined. Both the theoretical and practical application of issues associated with HR practices such as staffing, performance management and staff development will be discussed.

Subject Outlines
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Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM528. 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


School of Management and Marketing

Enrolment Restrictions

Postgraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to apply comprehensive knowledge of enablers, processes and outcomes to solve complex problems associated with strategic human resource management;
  • be able to synthesise and apply theoretical frameworks and scholarly research to critically analyse issues relating to the practice of strategic human resource management in organisations;
  • be able to employ academic writing and information literacy skills to demonstrate the ability to produce robust, well-supported argument within the field of strategic human resource management;
  • be able to critique and appraise ideas and perspectives of other students by creating and sharing information and knowledge in online moderated spaces;
  • be able to communicate specialised strategic human resource management knowledge and ideas to a variety of audiences; and
  • be able to produce informed, relevant and well-communicated business advice and/or research papers relating to the application of strategic human resource management in organisations.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The need for a strategic approach to HRM
  • The changing HRM scene
  • Theoretical concepts of strategic management
  • Integrating HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic HRM and the HRM professional
  • Strategic recruitment and selection
  • Retention strategies
  • Performance management and strategic HRM
  • Knowledge management
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Change management and diversity: A proactive strategy
  • Strategic rhetoric and operational reality


Current Students

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

Prospective Students

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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.