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Managing Human Capital G (11418.2)

Level: Graduate Level
Credit Points: 3
HECS Bands: 3
Faculty: Faculty of Business, Government & Law
Discipline: Canberra Business School


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This is an introduction to the fields of human capital management and human resource management. It may be taken as an elective or by students seeking an in-depth exploration of issues relating to the management of human capital in contemporary organisations.
The aim of this unit is to introduce you to a complex body of theory and recent developments in professional practice in relation to the challenges of managing an organisation's human capital and to situate this field of study in relation to the study of strategic management and strategic human resource management.

Learning Outcomes

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

1. Analyse a complex body of theoretical knowledge on human capital management and as it relates to human resource management (HRM) including developments in these fields of study and areas of professional practice.

2. Assess and apply the dimensions of the competencies and behaviours to the role of a HR professional or senior manager, reflect on and discuss your learning and development as relevant to your discipline/profession.

3. Reflect critically on theory and professional practice in relation to the characteristics of effective HRM practice in one or more practice areas and identify how they relate to employee wellbeing and effective individual performance life.

4. Assess elements of sound ethical principles and critique the challenges in the use of basic HR metrics in evidence-based decision-making associated with an aspect of workforce management.

5. Critically review a complex body of knowledge including recent developments in relation to the factors driving organisational change, changes in the future of work and the workforce that have implications for workforce management.

6. Integrate industry research in one or more areas of traditional and contemporary HRM practice in a selected organizational context that enhances employee wellbeing and job performance.

7. Select and apply high level cognitive, technical and creative skills in communicating the results of research and analysis of organizational HRM capability in a dynamic organizational content.

8. Demonstrate a high level of personal autonomy and accountability.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Pre-recorded lecture 20 to 25 minutes online and a 2 hour interactive workshop on-campus each week.





Assumed Knowledge


Incompatible Units

11191 Managing Human Capital

Equivalent Units

9692 Human Resource Management PG

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