Human Resource Fundamentals

HRM60018 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 36

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

2023 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

31 Jul 23 - 29 Oct 23

5 Dec 23

Last self enrolment:
13 Aug 23

31 Aug 23

Last withdraw without fail:
15 Sep 23

Aims and objectives

This unit will commence 2019
This unit introduces students to the fundamentals of human resource management. In completing this unit, students will develop an advanced knowledge of the challenges involved in key HR activities and how these challenges can be managed. The unit will focus on developing both a theoretical framework and the applied skills with particular emphasis on employee recruitment, selection, development, performance management and remuneration techniques. The role of human resource management in enhancing organisational performance will also be a core theme throughout the unit.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical foundations of human resource management.
2. Critically analyse specified HRM theory and practice and apply this knowledge to an employment situation.
3. Apply problem solving and creative thinking to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems in the employment context.
4 Communicate effectively as a HR business partner to a variety of audiences, and function as an effective member or leader of a diverse team.