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MGT8043 Contemporary HRM Issues for Managers

Short Description: Contemporary HRM Issues
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Management and Enterprise
Student contribution band : Band 3
ASCED code : 080303 - Human Resource Management
Grading basis : Graded

Other requisites

Students may be required to submit a video recording of a self presentation as part of the assessment in this course.


This course has relevance to students enrolled in any program of study leading to employment in roles where they are expected to lead, manage, and/or supervise people, or who are already performing such roles in their careers. The aim of this course is to develop the student's inquiry and problem-solving skills and improve their use of persuasive written and oral communication techniques. Students will engage in self-directed learning and independent desktop-based research in order to distinguish and examine, in detail, a contemporary or emergent HRM issue or issues relevant to their current role, or future role, in managing people. The selected issue(s) will be evaluated in relation to current HRM approaches and for their ethical implications for the organisation and/or on their professional ethics as a HRM practitioner or manager/leader generally. Students can expect to analyse and persuasively recommend solutions to identified HRM issues through the submission of written and oral presentations. Students with prior knowledge and/or experience in dealing with HRM-related issues in their work are assumed to have the foundation knowledge for this course. Students without prior HRM exposure, or those who wish to refresh their HRM knowledge, will be provided the option to pursue further reading about HRM practice as an additional aspect of their self-directed learning in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2019 Online