HRMT5504 Introduction to Human Resource Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit provides a graduate-level introduction to theoretical, applied and professional issues associated with the management of human resources within organisations. The unit familiarises students with all aspects of the human resource management function, and explores a range of theoretical perspectives on how human resource management (HRM) has an impact on effectiveness at the organisational and individual levels. Topics include human resource planning; job analysis and evaluation; recruitment and selection; compensation; performance appraisal; occupational health and safety; equal opportunity; and international human resource management.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding and knowledge regarding a range of HRM processes and practices and (2) demonstrate an understanding and knowledge regarding a range of individual difference factors that are relevant to the design and evaluation of HRM interventions (e.g. job satisfaction, personality, motivation).
Assessment information is provided in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Andrew Timming
Contact hours
lectures/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.