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MPM922 - 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
EFTSL value:0.125
Cohort rule:(For Doctor of Business Administration students only)
Unit chair:

J Molineux

Incompatible with:


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

Students must nominate for either Group 1 or Group 2


  • 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 1 1500 words 10%, Written Assignment 2 3500-4000 words 40%, Examination 2 hours 50%,

Hurdle requirement: achieve at least 50% of the marks available on the examination.

Unit Fee Information

All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

Unit fee information available soon

2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

Your units are priced based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.

You can calculate the cost of each unit by using the following calculation:

Course fee x unit EFTSL value = unit price

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