HRM310 Developing Human Resources (8)

Effectively developing human resources is an essential component in attracting, building and retaining high performing individuals and teams that better meet organisational needs. Evaluating individual and organisational needs, and developing and applying knowledge, skills, experience and performance are essential tools to achieve individual development and organisational outcomes. Drawing on industry best practice, methodology and theory, this subject covers the major human resource development approaches from an individual and organisational perspective.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM310. 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

Assumed Knowledge
HRM210 or MGT210

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify, explain and evaluate challenges to human resource development in the context of individual and organisational development
  • be able to utilise suitable needs analysis methodology to analyse organisational contexts and identify relevant human resource development needs
  • be able to select, discuss and apply appropriate learning theory and practice in the design, operation, assessment and evaluation of human resource development programs
  • be able to plan a human resource development program for an individual and/or organisational context


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Human Resource Development (HRD)
  • Learning theories and HRD
  • Assessing HRD needs
  • Designing and implementing effective HRD programs
  • Assessing and evaluating HRD programs
  • Technology in HRD
  • Onboarding, orientation and induction in HRD
  • Coaching, shadowing and mentoring in HRD
  • Career and performance management
  • Leadership and management development
  • Job analysis and design
  • Talent Management and succession planning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM310 in Session 1 2020. 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 %
Barriers to hrd
Analysis of needs report
Plan for hrd program

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2021. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.