HRM563 Organisational Development and Workforce Capabilities (8)

This subject examines the theoretical and practical foundations for developing adaptive workforce capabilities. A range of approaches and models for the development and management of strategic dynamic capabilities are explored. Knowledge gained is applied through analysis of current capabilities and future needs at the organisational level.


Session 3 (90)
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HRM563. 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


Incompatible Subjects


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to analyse the strategic role of workforce capabilities in achieving business goals;
  • be able to identify capability requirements (current and future) through the use of people analytics;
  • be able to develop strategies for building workforce capabilities which are ethical and sustainable;
  • be able to critically evaluate the contribution of HRD to organisational outcomes; and
  • be able to justify and clearly communicate proposed solutions for addressing gaps in workforce capability using theoretical frameworks.


This subject will cover the following topics:
  • Organisational development
  • Sustainable organisations in a sustainable environment
  • Strategic HRD
  • Defining workforce capability
  • 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

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HRM563 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 %
Strategic workforce development
Aligned workforce development

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.