MM221 Human Resource Management

Updated: 16 October 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Online
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The exam will either be paper-based and offered at an established exam venue or online with supervision via webcam and screen sharing technology. Coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions MM321
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Theresa Smith-Ruig (
Unit Description

In this unit students are exposed to the many dimensions of the human resource management role including: strategic HRM, human resource planning, regulatory frameworks such as equal opportunity and work health and safety, and international HRM. In particular, this unit is concerned with understanding and improving the employment relationships and quality of working life within the context of existing political, legal and economic structures of organisations. Important aspects of the employment relationship explored include: recruitment and selection, training and development, performance appraisal, remuneration, job analysis and design and career development.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Human Resource Management

ISBN: 9780730363347
Stone, R.J., John Wiley and Sons 9th ed. 2017

Note: Also available as an eBook (ISBN: 9780730329480).

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assignment 1 30% 1500
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assignment 2 40% 2500
Assessment Notes

HR report

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Compulsory Tutorials 0% On Campus
Assessment Notes

On campus students must attend and participate in at least 8 tutorials.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 30%
Assessment Notes

Students must obtain at least 50% in the exam (and at least 50% overall) to receive a pass (or better) in the unit.

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-3

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a well-developed understanding of the key concepts and theories relevant in designing, implementing and reviewing the key functions of human resource management;
  2. use a range of cognitive and/or communication skills to identify, evaluate and synthesise relevant information drawn from a range of sources in order to demonstrate judgement and analytical skills in solving sometimes complex human resource-related problems;
  3. work independently and/or collaboratively to plan and execute tasks to enhance professional knowledge and skills in the area of human resource management; and
  4. demonstrate the ability to recognise, reflect on, and respond appropriately to a range of ethical, cultural or social issues influencing the practice of human resource management.