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.

+ Subject Availability Modes and Location

Session 2
OnlineWagga Wagga Campus
On CampusCSU Study Centre Melbourne
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

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Management and Marketing

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


The 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


The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 23 February 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.