HRM562 Developing Individual Capabilities (8)

This subject is designed to provide a theoretical foundation for the contribution that training can be expected to make towards the development of the performance capabilities of management and employees. These performance capabilities will form the basis for the development of sustainable competitive advantage. Training and retraining will be necessary when an organisation shifts to a strategy requiring different skills, competitive capabilities, managerial approaches and operating methods.

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to discuss the relationship of competencies and capabilities to the development of competitive advantage (Topic 1);
  • be able to discuss the place of people in developing these competencies and capabilities (Topic 1);
  • be able to discuss the importance of management development in providing competitive advantage (Topic 2);
  • be able to explain the effect that the new employment relationship is having on career management (Topic 3);
  • be able to discuss the role of HRD in the management of diversity (Topic 4);
  • be able to discuss the role of HRD in the development of nonstandard workers (Topic 5);
  • be able to identify the benefits of mentoring (Topic 6);
  • be able to discuss the benefits of coaching (Topic 6).


This subject will cover the following topics:

Topic 1: People as a Source of Competitive Advantage Topic 2: Management Development Topic 3: Career Management & Development Topic 4: HRD and Diversity Topic 5: HRD and Non-standard Workers Topic 6: Mentoring and Coaching


Current Students

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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.