Strategic Human Resource Management

HRM70013 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 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

Courses with unit

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