Dynamics of Diversity in Organisations

HRM20016 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn, Sarawak Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 24 hours face to face + Blended

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2024 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1

Higher Ed. Semester 2

26 Feb 24 - 26 May 24

2 Jul 24

Last self enrolment:
10 Mar 24

31 Mar 24

Last withdraw without fail:
12 Apr 24

29 Jul 24 - 27 Oct 24

3 Dec 24

Last self enrolment:
11 Aug 24

31 Aug 24

Last withdraw without fail:
13 Sep 24

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the importance of fostering an inclusive workplace that manages and leverages diversity in all its forms. It focuses on how people management policies and practices facilitate organisational effectiveness through recognising, valuing and accommodating employee diversity. The consequences of a diverse workplace, various diversity management practices and diverse views on the purpose of a business will be discussed. Whether in domestic or multinational organisations, such practices enable responsiveness to change and complexity and the implementation of sustainable people management practice.
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Identify and discuss the drivers of diversity in the workplace and describe how diversity impacts business practices through collaborative teamwork
2. Analyse various diversity management practices in terms of their theoretical rationale
3. Develop an enhanced sensitivity, openness and respect for human diversity including gender, culture, ethnicity, religion, nationality and other dimensions of diversity
4. Demonstrate awareness of diversity issues in developing and implementing people management policies and practices in particular HRM functional areas, in a diverse workplace
5. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader in team work or as a member of a diverse team