HRM571 Managing People in the Information Age (8)

This subject provides an introduction to and general overview of the traditional roles and functions of human resource management (HRM). Through the assessment tasks, it also considers HRM within the context of the new information economy. The assessment examines how conventional thinking about the employment relationship and employment practices is fundamentally challenged by the role and values of the knowledge worker.

Subject Outlines
Current CSU students can view Subject Outlines for recent sessions. Please note that Subject Outlines and assessment tasks are updated each session.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2019.

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

Only available to students enrolled in the Master of Management (IT) or Master of Project Management or Master of Business Administration (Computing).
Not available to students who have completed HRM502.

Assumed Knowledge
Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the various roles and functions of HRM and be familiar with a range of HRM practices;
  • Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the ethical implications of human resource management functions and techniques;
  • Be able to demonstrate a critical understanding of how the nature and values of knowledge workers fundamentally challenge conventional thinking about the employment relationship and employment practices;
  • Be able to recognise the need to reappraise many of the 20th Century notions of managing human resources when working in organisations dependent on an intellectual resource base;
  • Have the ability to make recommendations for improvement of HRM practices in their own organisation.


This subject will cover the following topics:

HRM - definition, history and purpose
Strategic human resource management and human resource
Recruitment, selection and equal employment opportunity
Managing diversity, job design and quality of working life
Performance appraisal and reward management
Training and development, career management
Occupational health and safety
Collaborative Workplace Design
Emerging trends and challenges in HRM


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 2019 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: September 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.