HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities (8)

This subject examines the theoretical and practical foundations for developing adaptive workforce capabilities in the context of change in the external and internal business environments of organisations. Topics covered include: dynamic capabilities, the strategic role of HRD, career management, the role of knowledge and information management in supporting workforce capabilities, and organisational learning. Students are encouraged to apply their learning in this subject through workplace application.


Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM563. 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
Not available to students who have completed HRM524

Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships

HRM524 There is significant overlap in content

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the strategic role of the workforce and of HRD in achieving business goals;
  • be able to develop strategies for linking the development of workforces to business goals;
  • be able to critically analyse the contribution of HRD processes to organisational performance;
  • be able to justify proposed solutions to addressing gaps in workforce capability using theoretical frameworks; and
  • be able to apply academic skills in mounting evidence-based argument relating to building organisational capabilities.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction and how to study this subject
  • Defining workforce capability
  • Sustainable organisations - The limits of sustainable competitive advantage
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Strategic HRD
  • Return on investment from HRD
  • Organisational learning
  • Knowledge management
  • Human resource information systems and information management
  • Career management and capability development
  • Microfoundations of dynamic capabilities


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The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.