Human Resource Consultancy Project

HRM80019 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 1 Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Mar 20 - 31 May 20

7 Jul 20

Last self enrolment:
15 Mar 20

31 Mar 20

Last withdraw without fail:
17 Apr 20

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

Last withdraw without fail:
18 Sep 20


75 credit points and approval by Course Director



Aims and objectives

This unit will commence 2019
This unit will introduce students to the fundamentals of internal and external Human Resource (HR) consulting. The focus will be on generating solutions to a significant HR-challenge faced by a client from either the private or public sector. Students will be afforded an opportunity to interact with the clients. The emphasis will be on problem solving through the application of theory and consulting frameworks. The project report produced for the client will demonstrate how human resources can be leveraged in a given context to make a strategic contribution.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Critically analyse how HR practices and policies can make a strategic contribution at an organisational level.
2. Apply problem-solving skills and theoretical knowledge to generate options and design an intervention to address a significant HR-related challenge faced by a client.
3. Develop a systematic understanding of the types of methods, approaches and tools available to both internal and external consultants for improving organisational performance
4. Demonstrate knowledge of research principles and methods to plan and independently produce a research report on a specific HR-related topic.
5. Work collaboratively in groups as a leader or member of a consulting team.

Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship (AGSE) suite of courses