BESC1911 Human Resource Management

Bachelor Course Unit

Level:

Bachelor of Applied Social Science - 100

Associate Degree of Applied Social Science - 100

Bachelor of Applied Counselling (Coaching) - 200

Credit points: 6

Prerequisites: None


Unit Description

In the unit Human Resource Management, students will be introduced to its theoretical origins and the roles of human resource consultants. The unit will overview workplace legislation, industrial relations processes and the roles of employers, unions, courts, tribunals and government in the employment relations system. Human resource management processes such as individual contracting, collective and enterprise bargaining and workplace reform will be analysed. The contribution of Human Resource Management to organisations’ strategy, planning and policy will be critically evaluated. Key techniques in managing, training and resourcing employees and improving performance and engagement will be developed through organisational case studies. 

Learning outcomes

On completion of this unit students should be able to: 

  • Explain the theoretical origins of Human Resource Management (HRM) and the roles of the HRM professional;
  • Evaluate the contribution of HRM in developing and implementing organisational strategies, including the strategic alignment of HR policies and HR planning;
  • Identify and discuss  workplace legislation, industrial relations processes and the relative roles of employers, unions, courts, tribunals and government in the employment relations system;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of individual contracting, collective and enterprise bargaining and of current issues in workplace reform;

  • Describe and discuss the key theories and techniques involved in the management and improvement of the performance of people in organisations, including training and development, performance management, motivation and engagement.

Unit workload

The workload for this unit is 9 hours per week.

Assignment summary

Please refer to the document available here.

Textbook

The required text book for this unit  can be found by viewing the School of Counselling textbook list by selecting the course and trimester at the following link: http://www.acap.edu.au/current-students/managing-my-course/order-course-materials-and-text-books/

 

Academic misconduct

Ethical conduct and academic integrity and honesty are fundamental to the mission of ACAP. Academic misconduct will not be tolerated by the college. Please refer tohttp://currentstudents.acap.edu.au/assets/Managing-My-Course/A-Z-Policies/Academic-Misconduct-Policy.pdf for full details of the Academic Misconduct Policy.

Disclaimer

Unit information may be subject to change prior to the teaching trimester commencing. Once term has commenced please review the Unit Outline in your class space to ensure your trimester study plan is correct.