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Sourcing and Building Capability (11193.1)

Level: Intermediate Unit Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: School of Management


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  • Semester 2, 2019, ON-CAMPUS, BRUCE (189965) - View

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This unit introduces students to the theory and practice in two human resource management practice areas (sourcing and building human capital) that need to be effectively designed and implemented to ensure organisations manage their workforce size, profile and capabilities in a dynamic organisational context.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Explain the theory and practice of sourcing and building workforce capability including developments in these aspects of the field of study;

2. Apply dimensions of the competencies and behaviours of an HR professional in sourcing and building workforce capability and curate evidence for a learning-portfolio, reflect on and discuss the learning and development relevant to the student's professional life;

3. Explain the characteristics of effective practice for sourcing and building workforce capability and identify how this relates to employee wellbeing and effective individual and organisational performance;

4. Apply and advocating elements of sound ethical principles and use an array of HR metrics in evidence-based decision-making associated with sourcing and building workforce capability;

5. Explain the factors driving organisational change, changes in the future of work and the workforce (including inclusion, ICT and internationalisation) that have implications for workforce management;

6. Explain industry research in sourcing and building workforce capability in a selected organisational context that enhances employee wellbeing and job performance; and

7. Demonstrate clearly in writing the results of research and analysis of organisational HRM capability in a dynamic organisational content.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Three hours of an on-campus interactive workshop and an online lecture per week.


11191 Managing Human Capital.



Assumed Knowledge

Understanding of theory and practice in human capital and human resource management and the issues surrounding sustaining the employment relationship.

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