HRM560 Training and Development Environment (8)

The development and delivery of effective training within an organisational context is a key strategy in employee and organisational success. This subject explores the forces influencing Australian organisations in this regard, and their strategic responses. Needs assessment, learning theories, and the design, delivery and evaluation of training are also addressed in this practically focussed subject, as are evolving directions of training and development within Australian organisational contexts.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM560. 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 HRM526

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing Australian organisations and their strategic training responses;
  • be able to recommend suitable learning theories that can be utilised in specific organisational environments;
  • be able to conduct a strategic needs analysis for an organisation;
  • be able to design and evaluate a training and development program for a specific organisational context; and
  • be able to contextualise evolving directions of training and development within Australian organisational contexts, including emerging best practices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategic training and development
  • Needs assessment
  • Learning theories
  • Program design
  • Training delivery methodologies
  • Transfer and outcomes
  • Evaluation of training
  • Technology and training
  • Individual development and careers
  • Current and emerging directions and practices

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM560 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 %
Evaluative report and project plan
Needs assessment report
Training program design

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