HRM330 Strategic Human Resource Management (8)

If Human Resource Strategy and Organisational Strategy are not aligned then organisations will ultimately struggle to deliver their mission. This subject examines the importance of aligning these strategies and practices. A key focus is the need for the HR function to be able to measure and specify its actual contribution to achieving organisational change and success. This is a capstone subject in HRM and it is recommended students complete it at the end of their course.


Session 2 (60)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM330. 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

Available to undergraduate students only.

Assumed Knowledge

HRM210, HRM201, HRM310, and HRM320.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to evaluate the differing strategic contributions of particular HR disciplines
  • be able to analyse organisational and human resource strategies, and perform a strategic gap analysis
  • be able to measure and quantify the contribution of HR activity at an organisational level
  • be able to align HR activities with overall organisational strategy by developing, planning and applying contextualised strategic solutions to specific organisational human resource challenges


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The need for a strategic approach to managing human resources
  • Historical development of HRM and strategic HRM
  • Basic concepts of strategic management
  • The strategic contributions of HRM
  • The formulation and implementation of HR strategies
  • Integration of HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic workforce planning and staffing
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Strategic performance management
  • Strategic career and reward practices
  • Strategic approaches to organisational culture and employee relations
  • Strategic HRM retrospect and prospects

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM330 in Session 2 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 %
The most strategic
Report: organisational hr analysis
Presentation: strategic people plan

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.