Strategic Resource Management

Subject EDUC90603 (2013)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2013.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2013.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 56 hours
Total Time Commitment: 240 hours.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview:

The unit has three main themes: finance, human resources and physical infrastructure.

  • Financial Resource Management. How do tertiary institutions manage their finances, work with mixed funding sources (government and non-government) administer decentralised budgets efficiently and responsibly, and manage financial risk?
  • Human Resource Management. How are people with talent and skills attracted, deployed, developed and retained in a tertiary institution setting? How do institutions respond to the rise of global markets for talent in the face of an ageing workforce?
  • Managing Physical Resources. Infrastructure costs and personnel costs are the main budget items in most tertiary institutions. How is physical infrastructure best planned for, financed and managed in today‚Äôs tertiary institutions?

On successful completion of this subject participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic principles of financial, human and capital resource management;
  • Apply the basic principles of resource management to professional management practice;
  • Relate these to overall institutional strategy formation in terms of both facilitation and constraints.

Assessment: Participation and presentation in class; written 4,000 word assignment. This is a pass/fail subject
Prescribed Texts: Selected readings and notes to be provided prior to commencement

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:
  • An analytical understanding of resource management;
  • Ability to work as a team member;
  • Ability to apply insights on tertiary education management and leadership to issues and problems encountered in professional practice.

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