Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

Human Resources are the key to any organisation, and the efficient and ethical management of these resources will impact an organisation’s success. In this subject students will be introduced to the modern Strategic Human Resource Management framework. Topics covered include work design, human resource planning, recruitment & employee retention, managing performance, staff training and development, and workplace negotiation. After completing this subject, students will have a fir understanding of HRM procedures and be prepared for further studies in the HRM.

Quick Info

  • Currently offered by Alphacrucis: Yes
  • Course code: HRM201
  • Credit points: 10
  • Subject coordinator: Philip Lee


The following courses are prerequisites:

Awards offering Fundamentals of Human Resource Management

This unit is offered as a part of the following awards:

Unit Content


  1. Outline and understand the organisational role and context of Human Resource Management (HRM)
  2. Identify contemporary issues in managing human resources, and discuss their influence on organisations. 
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a literature review that draws on empirical and theoretical research.
  4. Identify, describe and distinguish the key HRM functions and processes.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding on how HRM processes and functions contribute to organizational operations and planning

Subject Content

  1. Introduction to Human Resource Management (HRM)
  2. HRM in Context
  3. Australian Workplace Relations
  4. Human Resource Planning
  5. Work Analysis & Design
  6. Recruitment & Employees Selection
  7. Employee Training, Development & Retention
  8. Managing Performance
  9. Pay for Performance
  10. Managing Workplace Health & Safety
  11. Workplace Negotiation & Collective Bargaining
  12. Global HRM & Future Trends

This course may be offered in the following formats

  • Face-to-Face
  • Distance/ Global Online

Please consult your course prospectus or enquire about how and when this course will be offered next at Alphacrucis University College.

Assessment Methods

  • Minor Essay (25%)
  • Major Essay (50%)
  • Exam (25%)

Prescribed Text

Nankervis, A., Baird, M., Coffey, J. & Shields, J. (2017) Human Resource Management: Strategy & Practice (9th Asia-Pacific Ed.). South Melbourne, Victoria, Cengage Learning Australia. ISBN: 9780170369862

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