HRM502 Human Resource Management (8)

This subject is an introduction to human resource management in organisations with a focus on developing solutions that are practical and effective in meeting business goals. Studying this subject will provide you with the skills to make a difference to the performance of organisations. In addition, you will develop skills in critical thinking, communication, research and collaboration.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 2 (60)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM502. 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 HRM571 or HRM515.

Subject Relationships

HRM515 There is a significant overlap in content.
HRM571 There is a significant overlap in content.

Incompatible Subjects

HRM515, HRM571

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate and propose plausible HR recommendations to solve business problems;
  • be able to provide sustainable, theoretically-sound and well-informed inclusive HR recommendations to achieve organisational objectives;
  • be able to employ contemporary digital platforms to develop, communicate and review HR recommendations;
  • be able to explore methods that foster teamwork and collaboration in the organisational context; and
  • be able to use research skills in the formulation of business-relevant HR recommendations and solutions.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • HRM making a difference
  • HR planning
  • Work design
  • Diversity, recruitment & selection
  • Performance management & reward
  • Employee development in the workplace
  • Workplace health and safety

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM502 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Value %
Presentation: critical evaluation of hr
Hr business report
Role play - wearing different hats

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: October 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.