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MPM722 - Human Resource Management

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:

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

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

C Zheng

Incompatible with: MPR722, MPT722
Contact hours:

Campus: 1 x 3 hour seminar per week. Students will be also be provided with recorded classes and e-live sessions

Cloud(online): Learning resources are via CloudDeakin. Students will be also be provided with recorded classes and e-live sessions



Burwood (Melbourne) Intensive:

There are no weekly classes.  Students will be required to attend the following seminars between 9.00am and 5.00pm each day:

Group 1:

  • Thursday and Friday, 12 and 13 November
  • Thursday and Friday, 7 and 8 January
  • Revision Friday 5 February

Group 2:

  • Thursday and Friday, 26 and 27 November
  • Thursday and Friday, 21 and 22 January
  • Revision Friday 5 February


  • Cloud (online) enrolled students are also welcome to attend Intensive offering sessions.
  • 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.

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