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MPM722 - Human Resource Management

Unit details

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Year2014 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Trimester 3: Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive, Cloud (online)

Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:MMM722
Unit chair:

J Molineux

Incompatible with: MPR722, MPT722
Contact hours:

Trimester 2 weekly seminar or Cloud (online) study:

1 x 3 hour seminar per week

In Trimester 2, the unit is provided in a series of weekly seminars for Campus-enrolled students, as well as recorded classes and e-live sessions for Cloud (online) enrolled students.

Trimester 3 Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive offering and/or Cloud (online) study:

In Trimester 3 the unit is provided as a set of two seminars, each of two days, plus a half-day revision session.  There are no weekly classes.  Recorded classes and e-live sessions are available for Cloud (online)-enrolled students, however Cloud (online) enrolled students are also welcome to attend Intensive offering sessions. 

For students enrolled in intensive mode, attendance is required at the following seminars between 9.00am and 5.00pm each day:
Group 1:
Thursday 13 November
Friday 14 November
Thursday 8 January
Friday 9 January
Revision session - Friday 6 February (9.30am to 12.30pm)
Group 2:
Thursday 27 November
Friday 28 November
Thursday 22 January
Friday 23 January
Revision session - Friday 6 February (1.30pm to 5.00pm)

Students must nominate for either Group 1 or Group 2


  • As this unit is offered in Intensive mode, it may impact on some international students’ enrolment.  It is the student’s responsibility to monitor their enrolment.
  • This unit is also offered in Cloud (online) mode.


You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

This unit is available in residential mode. Click here for more information.


The unit content focuses on the strategic management of people in the workplace.  It is designed for managers or aspiring managers to be able to understand the potential of strategic HRM in the macro context to build a strategic competitive advantage for organisations.  It uses a mix of local and global examples to illustrate these points.  Specific attention is given to issues of strategic alignment and developing a HR strategy, talent management, human resources planning, talent development, and managing for performance.  Students will also develop practical skills in HRM topics that they will be able to utilise in their workplaces.


Written Assignment (Individual 3000-3500 words or Group/up to 4 students 6000-6500 words) 50%, Examination 2 hours 50%, Hurdle requirement: achieve 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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