Course Outline

HRM210 Managing Human Resources

Course Coordinator:Daniel Abell (dabell@usc.edu.au) School:School of Business and Creative Industries

2024Semester 1

UniSC Sunshine Coast

UniSC Moreton Bay

Blended learning Most of your course is on campus but you may be able to do some components of this course online.

Online

Online You can do this course without coming onto campus.

Please go to usc.edu.au for up to date information on the
teaching sessions and campuses where this course is usually offered.

What is this course about?

Description

An organisation’s human resources are a unique source of sustainable competitive advantage. The ability to lead and manage these people is integral to success in all industries. In this course, you will gain understanding of how to utilise human resource management systems and processes to drive business success. You will learn knowledge and skills in human resource planning, employer branding, recruitment & selection, retention, performance management, wellbeing and workforce analytics.

How will this course be delivered?

Activity Hours Beginning Week Frequency
Blended learning
Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material. 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous and scheduled face to face workshops. 2hrs Week 2 12 times
Online
Learning materials – Asynchronous online delivery of learning material. 1hr Week 1 12 times
Tutorial/Workshop 1 – Synchronous online workshops (Recorded). 2hrs Week 2 12 times

Course Topics

  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Human Resource Planning
  • Human Resource Information Systems
  • Human Resource Development
  • Managing Change
  • Human Resource Management and the Law
  • Employee Health and Safety
  • Job Analysis, Job Design and Quality of Work Life
  • Recruiting human resources
  • Employee Selection
  • Appraising and Managing Performance
  • Career Planning, Development and Employee Motivation
  • Employee Remuneration and Benefits
  • Managing Diversity

What level is this course?

200 Level (Developing)

Building on and expanding the scope of introductory knowledge and skills, developing breadth or depth and applying knowledge and skills in a new context. May require pre-requisites where discipline specific introductory knowledge or skills is necessary. Normally, undertaken in the second or third full-time year of an undergraduate programs.

What is the unit value of this course?

12 units

How does this course contribute to my learning?

Course Learning Outcomes On successful completion of this course, you should be able to... Graduate Qualities Completing these tasks successfully will contribute to you becoming...
1 Demonstrate knowledge of human resource management strategy and practice. Knowledgeable
Empowered
Ethical
Sustainability-focussed
2 Demonstrate effective communication for the Human Resource Management profession. Empowered
Engaged
3 Demonstrate an understanding of effectively managing and working in teams in a human resource management context. Empowered
Engaged
4 Apply creative and critical thinking to human resource management strategy and practice. Creative and critical thinker

Am I eligible to enrol in this course?

Refer to the UniSC Glossary of terms for definitions of “pre-requisites, co-requisites and anti-requisites”.

Pre-requisites

Not applicable

Co-requisites

Not applicable

Anti-requisites

Not applicable

Specific assumed prior knowledge and skills (where applicable)

Not applicable

How am I going to be assessed?

Grading Scale

Standard Grading (GRD)

High Distinction (HD), Distinction (DN), Credit (CR), Pass (PS), Fail (FL).

Details of early feedback on progress

Prior to the end of week 4, formative online quizzes will be available for early feedback.

Assessment tasks

Delivery mode Task No. Assessment Product Individual or Group Weighting % What is the duration / length? When should I submit? Where should I submit it?
All 1 Portfolio Individual 30%
1000 words
Week 5 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 2 Written Piece Individual 30%
1000 words
Week 8 Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check
All 3 Oral and Written Piece Individual and Group 40%
10 minutes and 1000 words per person.
Exam Period Online Assignment Submission with plagiarism check and in class
All - Assessment Task 1:Portfolio of Thinking, Research & Writing
Goal:
The goal of this assessment task if for you to develop your capacity for thinking, research and written communication for the Human Resource Management profession.
Product: Portfolio
Format:
Complete and submit the portfolio tasks specified on Canvas.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identification and critical analysis of pertinent issues in human resource
management strategy and practice
1
2
Accuracy, presentation and quality of written work (including argument development
and flow, structure, English expression, discipline-based vocabulary, grammar, spelling,
and punctuation)
2
3
Referencing of sources of information using Harvard referencing style.
3
All - Assessment Task 2:Critical Writing Task
Goal:
The goal of this assessment task if for you to develop your capacity for thinking, research and written communication for the Human Resource Management profession.
Product: Written Piece
Format:
Select topics from the option provided on Canvas. Complete the template provided on Canvas. The template requires that you identify fallacious/erroneous arguments regarding the topic, and provide valid and compelling counter-arguments calling on supporting evidence from credible sources. Complete an individual learning reflection.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Accuracy, presentation and quality of written work (including argument development
and flow, structure, English expression, discipline-based vocabulary, grammar, spelling,
and punctuation)
2
2
Referencing of sources of information using Harvard referencing style.
2
3
Demonstrate critical thinking to develop and evaluate appropriate solutions to
human resource management problems
4
All - Assessment Task 3:Interview
Goal:
The goal of the Interview Role Play is for you, as part of a group, to demonstrate your knowledge of human resource management strategy and practice.
Product: Oral and Written Piece
Format:
As a group, prepare for and participate in an interview role play. Complete and submit associated documentation. Additional details will be provided in the Assessment area on Canvas. Complete an individual learning reflection.
Criteria:
No. Learning Outcome assessed
1
Identification and critical analysis of pertinent issues in human resource
management strategy and practice.
1
2
Use of appropriate verbal and non-verbal communication (posture, gesture, eye
contact, and vocal expressiveness)
2
3
Knowledge and application of effective group processes.
3
4
Demonstrate critical thinking to develop and evaluate appropriate solutions to human resource management problems
4

Directed study hours

A 12-unit course will have total of 150 learning hours which will include directed study hours (including online if required), self-directed learning and completion of assessable tasks. Student workload is calculated at 12.5 learning hours per one unit.

What resources do I need to undertake this course?

Please note: Course information, including specific information of recommended readings, learning activities, resources, weekly readings, etc. are available on the course Canvas site– Please log in as soon as possible.

Prescribed text(s) or course reader

Please note that you need to have regular access to the resource(s) listed below. Resources may be required or recommended.

Required? Author Year Title Edition Publisher
Required Stone, R., Cox, A. & Gavin, M 2020 Human Resource Management 10th Ed. Wiley

Specific requirements

Not applicable

How are risks managed in this course?

Health and safety risks for this course have been assessed as low. It is your responsibility to review course material, search online, discuss with lecturers and peers and understand the health and safety risks associated with your specific course of study and to familiarise yourself with the University’s general health and safety principles by reviewing the online induction training for students, and following the instructions of the University staff.

What administrative information is relevant to this course?

Assessment: Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is the ethical standard of university participation.  It ensures that students graduate as a result of proving they are competent in their discipline.  This is integral in maintaining the value of academic qualifications. Each industry has expectations and standards of the skills and knowledge within that discipline and these are reflected in assessment.

Academic integrity means that you do not engage in any activity that is considered to be academic fraud; including plagiarism, collusion or outsourcing any part of any assessment item to any other person.  You are expected to be honest and ethical by completing all work yourself and indicating in your work which ideas and information were developed by you and which were taken from others. You cannot provide your assessment work to others. You are also expected to provide evidence of wide and critical reading, usually by using appropriate academic references.

In order to minimise incidents of academic fraud, this course may require that some of its assessment tasks, when submitted to Canvas, are electronically checked through Turnitin.  This software allows for text comparisons to be made between your submitted assessment item and all other work to which Turnitin has access.

Assessment: Additional Requirements

Eligibility for Supplementary Assessment

Your eligibility for supplementary assessment in a course is dependent of the following conditions applying:

The final mark is in the percentage range 47% to 49.4%
The course is graded using the Standard Grading scale
You have not failed an assessment task in the course due to academic misconduct

Assessment: Submission penalties

Late submission of assessment tasks may be penalised at the following maximum rate: 
- 5% (of the assessment task's identified value) per day for the first two days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- 10% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the third day - 20% (of the assessment task's identified value) for the fourth day and subsequent days up to and including seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. 
- A result of zero is awarded for an assessment task submitted after seven days from the date identified as the due date for the assessment task. Weekdays and weekends are included in the calculation of days late. To request an extension you must contact your course coordinator to negotiate an outcome.

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The SafeUSC Specialist Service is a Student Wellbeing service that provides free and confidential support to students who may have experienced or observed behaviour that could cause fear, offence or trauma. To contact the service call 07 5430 1226 or email studentwellbeing@usc.edu.au.

Study help

For help with course-specific advice, for example what information to include in your assessment, you should first contact your tutor, then your course coordinator, if needed.

If you require additional assistance, the Learning Advisers are trained professionals who are ready to help you develop a wide range of academic skills. Visit the Learning Advisers web page for more information, or contact Student Central for further assistance: +61 7 5430 2890 or studentcentral@usc.edu.au.

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  • Deferred Examinations
  • Student Academic Misconduct
  • Students with a Disability

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