Human Resource Management

HRM10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent
    This unit will be delivered on-line in Semester 2 2020.

Contact hours

  • 36 hours

2020 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

3 Aug 20 - 1 Nov 20

8 Dec 20

Last self enrolment:
16 Aug 20

31 Aug 20

More teaching periods

Swinburne Online

Teaching Period 2

6 Jul 20 - 4 Oct 20

27 Oct 20

Last self enrolment:
19 Jul 20

31 Jul 20


Concurrent Pre-requisites :

A unit can be either completed prior to commencing study or taken at the same time.
Alternative Tertiary Entry Program: Students who have passed HRM00001 are exempted from taking this unit and must select another unit in its place with advice from a Course Advice Specialist. 

Aims and objectives

This unit introduces students to the theory and practice of Human Resource Management (HRM). Students will gain from an exposure to a range of HR activities, including staff recruitment, training, employee relations, remuneration, performance management, and employee health and safety among others. Some key themes of the unit are the notion of Strategic HRM and the utility of employees as a key form of competitive advantage for organisations. This unit provides a strong overview of HRM and therefore provides an ideal platform for students to build both generalist and specialist HR knowledge.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Understand and apply Human Resources Management theory, practices and procedures
2. Develop an understanding of HRM Practices and their relationship(s) with strategy, structure and culture
3. Critique HRM Practices from the perspective of multiple stakeholders
4. Communicate effectively as a professional and function as an effective leader in team work or as a member of
a diverse team