HRMT2237 Human Resource Management

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 core unit in the Human Resource Management major sequence
  • Level 2 option in the Management major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Management and Commerce
  • Category B broadening unit for students
  • Level 2 elective
This unit presents an overview of theories, problems and issues in human resource management in organisations. Topics include human resource strategy and 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) identify and analyse concepts and techniques in Human Resource Management (HRM); (2) explain the importance, purpose and objectives of HRM; (3) demonstrate awareness of the internal and external factors that influence the conduct of HRM in organisations; (4) describe and analyse current issues and trends in HRM; (5) apply their learning about HRM concepts to practical contexts and issues; and (6) critically analyse information about HRM from the library, the web and other sources of information.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) examination and (2) assignments. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Trudy Bates (Summer), Dr Joseph Carpini (Semester 1)
Unit rules
MGMT1135 Organisational Behaviour; or MGMT1136 Management and Organisations; for pre-2012 courses (pre- or co-requisite): [MGMT1135/MGMT2235 Organisational Behaviour; or MGMT1136/MGMT2236 Management and Organisations; or EMPL1101 Introduction to Employment Relations; or EMPL2201 Foundations of Employment Relations; or EMPL1102/EMPL2202 Australian Employment Relations
Contact hours
lectures/tutorials/seminars/workshops: up to 3 hours per week
Unit Outline
Semester 1-2020 [SEM-1-2020]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-SUMM-F-2020]
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • 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 via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.