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Acquisition of Human Resources (MBS688)

School School of Business and Governance
Credit Points 3
Availability MURDOCH: S2-internal, S2-external
KAPLAN-SGP: TMA-internal
Teaching Timetables Murdoch S2
Description For human resource management (HRM) to be effective it requires the development of effective practices that serve to resource, support and manage human resource systems. This unit covers the first phase of HRM including human resources planning, employer branding, recruitment and selection of staff. The description and use of selection tools and techniques is also outlined, including why and when they should be used, and the issues with each.
Unit Learning Outcomes 1. Demonstrate knowledge of workforce planning, recruitment and selection practices
2. Apply recruitment and selection knowledge in practical contexts (e.g. workplace)
3. Exhibit effective communication skills to communicate the recruitment and selection practices required to achieve organisational goals to Leaders, HR professionals and line managers.
4. Evaluate issues and problems in recruitment and selection and structure evidence-based conclusions.
5. Demonstrate capability to acquire new knowledge and skills, by reflecting on learning strategies, feedback and goal setting.
6. Display the capability to think across cultures and contexts by adapting recruitment and selection practices and process to meet different cultural contexts.
7. Integrate knowledge of ethical and sustainability issues into professional and personal practices.
Timetabled Learning Activities Seminars (South Street): All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning. Structured learning may include lectures, face-to-face seminars, workshops, online activities, consultations and coaching sessions. Some units may be delivered in an intensive mode. Students should refer to the published timetable, and Unit Guide for specific information about the timetabling of this unit.
Seminars (TNE):6 sessions at 3.5 hours per session X 1 revision session at 3 hours.
All offerings of this unit include the equivalent of 30 hours of structured learning.
Unit Learning Experiences The unit is delivered using blended learning design features with core units materials provided in a digital format followed up by small class knowledge application and skills development. This is enhanced by self-directed learning to further develop skills and application of knowledge to practical and current issues.
Assessment Assessment in this unit is authentic, real-world and relevant; assessments are constructive, sequential and inter-linked; requiring students to use and engage with progressively higher-order cognitive (skill-based) processes; assessments are aligned with the desired learning outcomes; and, provide challenge, interest and motivation to learn.
Assessment 1: Job Analysis 30% (Individual)
Assessment 2: Job Description and Job Specification 30%
Assessment 3: Selection Program 40%
Prerequisites Enrolment in a graduate-level course.
Exclusions Students who have successfully completed MBS511 Acquisition of Human Resources may not enrol in this unit for credit.
Previously 2013: MBS511
Appears in these Courses/Majors:
see individual structures for context
Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management (GradCertHRM)
Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management (GradDipHRM)
Master of Business Administration + Master of Human Resources Management (MBA)+(MHRM) [New in 2019]
Master of Human Resources Management (MHRM)
Internet Access RequirementsMurdoch units normally include an online component comprising materials, discussions, lecture recordings and assessment activities. All students, regardless of their location or mode of study, need to have access to and be able to use computing devices with browsing capability and a connection to the Internet via Broadband (Cable, ADSL or Mobile) or Wireless. The Internet connection should be readily available and allow large amounts of data to be streamed or downloaded (approximately 100MB per lecture recording). Students also need to be able to enter into online discussions and submit assignments online.


Unit Coordinator
Dr Tara Smith

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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Ms Carole Brady

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 2889
e: C.Brady@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.1.029 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus

MURDOCH: S2-External
MURDOCH: S2-Internal
Dr Tara Smith

Murdoch Campus
t: 9360 6062
e: Tara.Smith@murdoch.edu.au
o: 512.2.007 - Murdoch Business School, Murdoch Campus
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