Human Resource Fundamentals

HRM60018 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

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.

Courses with unit

This unit is part of the Human Resource Management degrees in Swinburne’s Australian Graduate School of Entrepreneurship.