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MMH231 - Human Resource Practice


2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2, 2020 will be online.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Justine Ferrer
Previously:Managing and Rewarding Performance

For students commencing courses M300, M307, D301, D313, D317, D321, D322, D325, D338, D366 or D388 from Trimester 1 2016: MMM132

Incompatible with: Nil
Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

1 x 2 hour class + 1 x 1 hour seminar per week.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour recorded online class per week + 1 x 1 hour online seminar per week


Human Resource Practice introduces students to the concepts and theories surrounding the practice of human resource management, consisting of attraction, recruitment, selection, performance management and rewarding employees at work. Understanding the intricacies associated with workplace practise and employee performance is critical to the fundamental application of what Human Resource Management practitioners do in the workplace. By participating in the unit, students will develop an important understanding of human resource practice to equip them with the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to take into the workplace and for them to work effectively in the HR environment.


These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit, successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Apply HR theory, principles and models to the practice of HR in organisations and provide recommendations to improve HR practice.  

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving


Reflect on team performance from a performance management perspective.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO7: Teamwork


Apply theoretical knowledge as related to HR practice and to organisational contexts.  

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year


Assessment Description Student output Grading and weighting
(% total mark for unit)
Indicative due week 

Case Study Report:

Part A: Group assignment - Case Study Report

Part B: Individual assignment - Critical reflection



2500 words

1000 words




Week 9

Week 10

Examination 2 hours 60% Exam period

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: MMH231 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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