HRM528 Strategic Human Resource Management (8)

This subject emphasises the role of the human resource management professional in the strategy development and implementation process. A range of concepts, theories and models which aim to integrate the various functional areas of human resource management with business strategy will be examined. A variety of issues and challenges in the development of a strategic approach to human resource management practice are explored.


Session 1 (30)
Wagga Wagga Campus
Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM528. 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.

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to explain the meaning of strategic human resource management and the role human resource managers should play in carrying out the strategic objectives of the organisation;
  • be able to analyse and evaluate an organisation's business strategy to produce informed, relevant and well-communicated business advice relating to the application of ethical and sustainable strategic human resource management;
  • be able to identify crucial stakeholders at all levels (internally and externally), make informed decisions, influence outcomes, and offer input into business strategy; and
  • be able to evaluate human resource management strategies to determine impact and outcomes on overall business short and long term strategies.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • The need for a strategic approach to HRM
  • The changing HRM scene
  • Theoretical concepts of strategic management
  • Integrating HRM and business strategy
  • Strategic HRM and the HRM professional
  • Strategic recruitment and selection
  • Retention strategies
  • Performance management and strategic HRM
  • Knowledge management
  • Strategic human resource development
  • Change management and diversity
  • Strategic rhetoric and operational reality

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM528 in Session 3 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 %
Concept map and video presentation
Group report (covid-19 impact on strategic hrm)
Shrm journey: reflective essay

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.