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.

No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2021.

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.

Incompatible 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.


This 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM561 in Session 3 2019. 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 %
Critical evaluation of learning
Developing a training program
Assessment and evaluation of training program

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.