Explore the practical elements of HRM practices from both the employee and employer perspectives. This course aims to develop key HRM skills and competencies that are appropriate for personal development, employability and subsequent career development. It also increases and enhances the ability to operate in an independent and self-directed manner, leading to greater employability and connectivity with industry.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a real or simulated workplace context and where feedback from industry and/or community is integral to your experience.


Course coordinator

Dr Alan Montague, Senior Lecturer - School of Management

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Evaluate and differentiate between various techniques in job analysis, recruitment and selection;
  • Demonstrate an expertise in negotiation tactics and strategies that can be applied to achieve the resolution of conflict;
  • Undertake performance management that establishes outcomes to be achieved and approaches to developing, appraising, and managing people; and
  • Discuss the importance of career planning and management assessment.


Assessment for this course will occur at various times across the seven-week teaching period. In most cases, assessment should follow a similar structure to the below:

  • A short assessment may occur in the first couple of weeks, driven mostly by peer-assessment or objective feedback as is the case of a survey quiz or contribution to discussion.
  • Assessments that occur mid-study period (approximately week 2 to 5) will have a highly formative purpose, like an extended case study or a scenario role play. These are intended to provide an indication of performance and occur at this time to enable positive changes to future performance.
  • Final assessments are usually summative, and generally draw the course's threshold concepts together. Your previous assessments will have directly prepared you for a summative-style assessment.

Rich, online feedback will be provided to you throughout the teaching period on practical exercises and by individual consultation, ideally within five business days.

Please note, unit structure and content are subject to change. Contact your RMIT Student Enrolment Advisor on 1300 701 171 for more information based on your particular circumstances.