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Human resource management in the health care setting

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This unit of study is designed to provide comprehensive coverage of specific and essential aspects of human resource management. Topics Ie managing people and employee relations, team building, performance management, recruitment and selection of staff, training and development. This unit of study also covers dealing with grievance and disciplinary matters, conflict negotiation, dispute resolution and the role of the nurse manager in leadership and motivation, managing change, stress management and debriefing. Relevant legislative requirements such as equal employment opportunity and anti-discrimination are addressed.

Human resource management in the health care setting

Unit of study code



Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management

Graduate Certificate in Community and Primary Health Care Nursing

PG Single Unit of Study






Tier 1

Prescribed texts: Nil

Co-ordinated by: Ashley Page MACN




Intended learning outcomes for this subject/program

After completing this subject, the learner will be able to:-

Assessment Tasks

Type of assessment

Not the completed assessment item. E.g. Assessment 1. Online discussion 


(% of total marks)

When assessed – academic week

(e.g. Week 8)

Theme 1: Human Resource Management


a) Analyse human resource management practices

Assessment 1 Online discussions x 3



Theme 2: Determining, recruiting, selecting and retaining human

b) Discuss the importance of industrial relations and workplace health and safety to the organisation

Assessment 2 Literature review (2000 words)



Theme 3: Developing people – Workforce development


c) Plan strategies for recruitment and retention of staff

Assessment 3 Essay (2500 words)



Theme 4: Contemporary issues in human resource management

d) Assess training and development needs of staff and evaluate  outcomes





e) Conduct a performance management interview and build a performance plan





f) Examine conflict and grievance management





g) Evaluate the importance of flexible work practices and ‘work-life’ balance





Tier 1 = $2,035

Tier 2 = $2,345

Tier 3 = $2,725

Tier 4 = $3,275

*Fees are are subject to change without notice.