HRM560 Training, Design and Development (8)

The development and delivery of effective training within an organisational context is a key strategy in employee and organisational success. This subject explores the forces influencing Australian and international organisations in this regard, and their strategic responses. Needs assessment, learning theories, and the design, delivery and evaluation of training are also addressed in this practically focussed subject, as are evolving directions of training and development within Australian and global organisational contexts.


Session 1 (30)
On Campus
CSU Study Centre Melbourne
CSU Study Centre Sydney
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM560. 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 HRM526

Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to identify and critically evaluate the environmental forces influencing organisations and their strategic training responses;
  • be able to recommend suitable learning theories that can be utilised in specific domestic and/or global organisational environments;
  • be able to conduct a strategic needs analysis for an organisation;
  • be able to design and evaluate a training and development program for a specific organisational context; and
  • be able to contextualise evolving directions of training and development within organisational contexts, including emerging best practices.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Strategic training and development for domestic and international organisations
  • Current and emerging directions and practices
  • Needs assessment
  • Learning theories, motivation, cross cultural implications and HRD
  • Program design - in house, outsourcing and partnerships
  • Training delivery methodologies and technologies
  • Assessment of training
  • Transfer and outcomes for domestic and global HRD
  • Performance management, organisational change, sustainability and lifelong learning

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM560 in Session 1 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 %
Strategic training response presentation
Training and development report
Career development report

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.