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MMH232 - Human Resource Development


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 1: Sarah Steen
Trimester 2: Sarah Steen

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 per week + 1 x 2 hour seminar per fortnight

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

1 x 2 hour pre-recorded class (lecture) per week + 1 x 2 hour BbCollaborate seminar per fortnight (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8 and 11)


This unit provides students with the theoretical framework and practical skills required of practitioners in the human resource development area of organisations. It identifies the functions of human resource development within the organisation and considers current and future trends, including training and development, career development, and organisational development.


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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Define, explain and apply HRD theory to the three major HRD functions: training and development, organizational development and career development.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities


Reflect on their own ability to work independently and as a group to identify solutions to HRD problems.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO6: Self-management


Work effectively in a group to design, develop and deliver a training session that conforms to the requirements of HRD practice.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO7: Teamwork


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 
Assessment 1: (Group of 4) - Training Presentation and group training documentation report 2000 words 30% Week 11
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Learning Insights 1500 words 20% Week 9
Examination 2 hours 50% 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: MMH232 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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