Major Overview

Description

Human Resource Management explores how the proper management of employees contributes towards organisational effectiveness. This major provides you with thorough theoretical and practical grounding in the management of people and employment in Australia and overseas. You will complete study in areas including organisational behaviour, employment relations systems and processes, human resource planning, recruitment and selection, performance management, training and development, occupational health and safety, work organisation, negotiation and conflict resolution, giving you valuable skills as an employee in any given industry.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) evaluate and understand key concepts, theories and practices relevant to the effective management of people in the workplace; (2) understand the role and value of the human resource management function in supporting business strategies and generating competitive advantage; (3) analyse and comprehend national and international issues associated with industrial conflict and the management and regulation of employment relations; (4) understand principles of ethical behaviour and social responsibility as they apply to the management of people and employment relations in contemporary organisations; (5) use effective communication skills, both written and oral; and (6) engage in research-based enquiry into issues, topics and problems relating to the study and practice of human resource management and employment relations.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Courses

Human Resource Management can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour
S1, S2 MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
Prerequisites:
Nil.
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
MGMT2236 Management and Organisations

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
Prerequisites:
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations; EMPL1206 Social Psychology of Work; MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour;
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations;
for pre-2012 courses: a Level 1 Management
or
Employment Relations unit
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EMPL1102 Australian Employment Relations
S1 HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Prerequisites:
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour
or
MGMT1136 Management and Organisations
or
EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations
or
EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.

Level 3

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 EMPL3241 International Employment Relations
Prerequisites:
EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EMPL2241 International Employment Relations
S1 EMPL3270 Negotiation: Theory and Practice
Prerequisites:
any two Level 2 units in the Human Resource Management major, Management major
or
Work and Employment Relations major
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EMPL2270 International Employment Relations
S1 HRMT3344 Staffing Organisations
Prerequisites:
HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.
S2 HRMT3345 Managing Jobs, Performance and Wellbeing
Prerequisites:
HRMT2237 Human Resource Management
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil.