Managing Human Capital (11191.1)
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|School Of Management||Level 1 - Undergraduate Introductory Unit|| Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 4 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan Social Work_Exclude 0905)
Band 5 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
The aim of this unit is to introduce students to the theory and practice 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 outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Explain the theory and concepts of human capital management and human resource management (HRM) including developments in these fields of study;
2. Apply dimensions of the competencies and behaviours of an HR professional and commence development of a learning-portfolio, reflect on and discuss the learning and development relevant to the student's professional life;
3. Explain the characteristics of effective HRM practice in one or more practice areas and identify how they relate to employee wellbeing and effective individual performance;
4. Discuss elements of sound ethical principles and use basic HR metrics in evidence-based decision-making associated with an aspect of workforce management;
5. Explain the factors driving organisational change, changes in the future of work and the workforce (such as inclusion, ICT and internationalisation) that have implications for workforce management;
6. Explain industry research in one or more areas of traditional and contemporary HRM practice 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.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
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The text prescribed for this Unit is - Nankervis, A Baird, M Joffey J & Shields, J (2017). Human Resource Management Strategy and Practice 9th Edition, Cengage Learning, Melbourne Australia.
Students are encouraged to obtain an e-version or a hardopy via their preferred online store.
Other readings are identified on the unit's UCLearn site - please check this site regularly.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Please note that all students need to attempt all assessments in order to pass the unit. Overall pass percentage is 50%.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Please note that Student Engagement (active participation in workshops) is an assessable component of this Unit - please refer to Assessment details included above in the Unit Outline at Section 5a. Please note that all students need to attempt all assessments (including student engagement) in order to pass the unit.
Required IT skills
Work placement, internships or practicums