Foundations of Human Resource Management

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: University of South Australia
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Foundations of Human Resource Management is an online unit offered by Open Universities Australia in association with the University of South Australia. The unit’s central aim is to familiarise you with the responsibilities and practices of human resource management, with a specific focus on how to prevent external factors from compromising business.

To begin with, you will learn the key strategies informing human resource management, and how to effectively plan HR departments. Following this, you will explore the process of recruitment, before considering the best solutions for appraising and managing performance. You will also study how to measure the effectiveness of human resource management, as well as learn how to incorporate diversity into your overall strategy.

Ultimately, Foundations of Human Resource Management provides you with the essential principles of how HR management roles work, as well as informing you of contemporary threats to HR practices and how to avert them. Successful completion will empower you to employ the insights gained in a professional environment.

Eligibility

Anyone can apply, however an introductory level of prior knowledge is assumed.

Areas of study

In this Foundations of Human Resource Management unit, the topics you will study include:
  • Strategic HRM
  • HR Planning
  • Job analysis, job design and quality of work
  • Recruiting HR and employee selection
  • Appraising and managing performance
  • HR development, career planning and development
  • Assessing HRM effectiveness resources
  • Rewarding HR, industrial relations
  • HRIMS, HRM and the law
  • Employee health and safety
  • Managing diversity, international HRM

Course pathways

This unit is an elective requirement in the following course:
  • Bachelor of Accounting, University of South Australia
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Being a human resource manager has the potential to be a lucrative and rewarding role. However, to ascend to the top of an organisation’s HR department you need to understand the key strategies that allow it to run effectively. Learning these while on the job could take years; completing a unit like this will fast-track you up the ladder. From an employer’s point of view, undertaking this unit shows that you have an intimate understanding of key business functions, and can perform your HR role with skill and authority.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Foundations of Human Resource Management from the University of South Australia.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA's full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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