Human Resource Management Principles

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Griffith University
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

This online Human Resource Management Principles unit offers you an opportunity to advance your understanding of HR functions and learn how to effectively manage human resources in the workplace.

Delivered through Open Universities Australia in conjunction with Griffith University, the unit is geared towards HR students, business professionals and managers who find themselves in need of foundational HR skills.

The unit is highly practical and designed to equip you with the real-world skills needed to maximise efficiency and productivity in the area of human resources.

Students are trained across core HR functions such as recruitment, selection and retention; and are taught to develop strategic considerations in the management of diverse people and environments found in today’s modern workplace.

Eligibility

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have completed the following unit as it is considered an academic equivalent:

  • Human Resource Management

Areas of study

In this HR unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Strategic human resource management
  • Human resource planning
  • Human resource information management systems
  • HRM and the law
  • Job analysis
  • Job design and quality of work life
  • Recruiting human resources
  • Employee selection
  • Managing diversity
  • Appraising and managing performance
  • Human resource development
  • Rewarding human resources
  • Employee health and safety
  • International human resource management

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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?

By completing this unit you’ll advance your understanding of HR processes and develop your ability to manage human resources in your workplace. The unit trains you to:

  • Understand the function and principle role of HRM organisational practice
  • Easily grasp the theories and matters presented in HRM research literature
  • Understand what the role of HRM is today’s contemporary global environment
  • Implement appropriate protocols in relation to the recruitment, selection and retention of staff
  • Evaluate different approaches to performance management and develop your own style of human resource management
  • Appropriately address the needs of and manage diverse working populations

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Human Resource Management Principles from Griffith University.
  • 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 is 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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