Human Resource Management

Subject 208-723 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:

Semester 1, - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period not applicable
Assessment Period End not applicable
Last date to Self-Enrol not applicable
Census Date not applicable
Last date to Withdraw without fail not applicable

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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: This subject is taught using multimedia teaching techniques and is based around business case studies.
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Mr Peter McSweeney
Subject Overview: The objective of this subject is to extend the student's

ability to understand the strategic and operational roles of

human resource management (HRM) in agribusiness. Within

this broad objective, students will learn to distinguish between

the roles of the HRM specialist and the role of the agribusiness

line manager in performing operational and strategic roles. They

will be engaged in evaluating different models for performing

the HRM functions (job analysis, HR planning recruitment and

selection, induction and orientation, performance appraisal,

training and development, occupational health and safety

compliance and administration). They will be exposed to the

key features of the Australian industrial relations system and be

able to identify the sources and terms and conditions for

relevant employment categories in agribusiness. At the

completion of the subject, students will be better able to

appreciate the role of HR managers in organisational

improvement efforts with a focus on team development and

management of issues such as change, conflict and creativity.

Assessment: Individual Assignments, 5000 words (55%), Group Assignment, 3000 words (25%), On-line discussionparticipation (20%).
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts: De Cieri, H. and Kramar, R. (2003), Human Resource

Management in Australia: Strategy, People, Performance.

MacquariePark: McGraw-Hill

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Agribusiness (Coursework)
Master of Food Science
Master of Wine Technology and Viticulture

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