HRM563 Developing Workforce Capabilities (8)

This subject examines the theoretical and practical foundations for developing adaptive workforce capabilities in the context of change in the external and internal business environments of organisations. Topics covered include: dynamic capabilities, the strategic role of HRD, career management, the role of knowledge and information management in supporting workforce capabilities, and organisational learning. Students are encouraged to apply their learning in this subject through workplace application.

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 HRM524
Assumed Knowledge


Subject Relationships
HRM524 There is significant overlap in content
Incompatable Subjects
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the strategic role of the workforce and of HRD in achieving business goals;
  • be able to develop strategies for linking the development of workforces to business goals;
  • be able to critically analyse the contribution of HRD processes to organisational performance;
  • be able to justify proposed solutions to addressing gaps in workforce capability using theoretical frameworks; and
  • be able to apply academic skills in mounting evidence-based argument relating to building organisational capabilities.
The subject will cover the following topics:
  • Introduction and how to study this subject
  • Defining workforce capability
  • Sustainable organisations - The limits of sustainable competitive advantage
  • Dynamic capabilities
  • Strategic HRD
  • Return on investment from HRD
  • Organisational learning
  • Knowledge management
  • Human resource information systems and information management
  • Career management and capability development
  • Microfoundations of dynamic capabilities
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.