Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM70013 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 of study emphasises the practicalities and thinking required of HR (Human Resource) Managers to ensure that the actions undertaken by the HR function both prepare and align the organisation’s strategic plans to meet future challenges. The unit will adopt a systemic view to examine how different HR practices align to make a strategic contribution to the organisation. The unit will also adopt a holistic approach to investigate linkages between firm performance, organisational strategy, and HR strategy.
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

1. Apply advanced and coherent knowledge of the key concepts and theoretical foundations of strategic human resource management
2. Critically analyse and address complex strategic HRM issues to support a change process
3. Critically evaluate and contrast theories of strategic HRM and their application in organisations
4. Apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to identify and provide innovative solutions to complex problems with intellectual independence
5. Function as an effective member or leader of a team