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MMH704 - Performance Management and Reward


2020 unit information

Important Update:

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

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Bruce Hearn Mackinnon
Cohort rule:Nil
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 - cloud:

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including four scheduled online seminars


This unit provides students with the skills to examine, analyse and critically evaluate the role which human resource management plays in managing the rewards and performance of individuals and groups in organisations.  Topics include: performance appraisal; rewarding; managing employee retention; managing exiting strategies; conflict resolution; Australia's industrial relations framework; workplace bargaining; occupational health and safety; equal employment opportunities; and affirmative action.


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

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes


Explain, using theory and examples, the Human Resource Management (HRM) strategies, functions, activities and processes commonly implemented and/or performed in organisations in the areas of performance management, rewards management and the evaluation of HRM.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication


Discuss the broader legal and ethical context within which HRM activities are conducted within Australian organisations.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO8: Global citizenship


Identify and apply relevant SHRM concepts and theories to practical HRM problems and issues as may arise in an organisational context.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO5: Problem solving


Collect, integrate and critically analyse theoretical and empirical information using standard research techniques, and produce a clear and logically written discussion around specific SHRM issues/scenarios.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO3: Digital literacy
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving


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: (Individual) -  Essay 2500 words 40% Week 6
Assessment 2: (Individual) - Report (Business) - Workplace Report.  3500 words 60% Week 11

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: MMH704 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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