HRM561 Developing Training Capabilities (8)

This subject provides a theoretical foundation for the core learning and development functions, and the knowledge, skills and judgment needed to apply behavioural, cognitive and adult learning theories to develop students' training capabilitites. Theories and practices in conducting training needs analysis, designing training programs, selecting and using training methods, utilising training technologies, and assessing and evaluating training activities are examined. Students are expected to integrate these theories and practices in the design and justification of a training program based on a critical evaluation of workplace needs.

Subject availability
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details. 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 HRM525.

Subject Relationships
HRM525 There is significant overlap in content.
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to critically evaluate and design effective training programs based on the various teaching and learning theories;
  • be able to critically evaluate the training needs of a workplace through various approaches to training needs analysis;
  • be able to critically evaluate the alternative training methods, including selecting between learner and trainer centred techniques, which can be applied to training programs;
  • be able to deliver a prescribed training program integrating relevant learning and teaching theories;
  • be able to compare and contrast theoretical approaches to assessment in order to determine appropriate strategies to assess trainees; and
  • be able to compare and contrast theoretical approaches to evaluation in order to ensure the suitability of the training program.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Behavioural and Cognitive Learning Theories
  • Adult Learning Theories
  • Training Needs Analysis
  • Training Design
  • Techniques and Technologies
  • Training Assessment
  • Training Evaluation
Current Students

For any enquiries about subject selection or course structure you will need to contact your Course Director. You can find the name and contact details for your Course Director in your offer letter or contact your School office.

Prospective Students

For further information about Charles Sturt University, or this course offering, please contact info.csu on 1800 334 733 (free call within Australia) or enquire online.

The information contained in the 2017 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: June 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.