Key Program - Human Resource Development and Organisational Development

Western Sydney University Key Program Code: KT2009.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

2739.2 Bachelor of Business and Commerce
2739.5 Bachelor of Business and Commerce

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

This key program is accredited with the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI). This key program provides key studies in both human resource development and organisation development within a broad strategic management context. It enables students to develop a strategic focus for the matching of workforce and individual skills to facilitate organisational change and growth in today’s complex and growing business environment. These are key managerial requirements for contemporary private and public sector organisations. Career opportunities include training and development management, organisational change management, management of skills and career development in public and private sector organisations, and workforce planning for both organisational and regional development in public and private organisations.


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Key Program Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which includes compulsory units plus units associated with a particular business discipline (together making up the Key Program) and free elective units as outlined in the structure below. Students must complete a minimum of 60 credit points within their Key Program at Level 3; for some Key Programs this may include a combination of core units and elective units.

Year 1

Autumn session

200336 Business Academic Skills
200571 Management Dynamics
200184 Introduction to Business Law
200101 Accounting Information for Managers

Spring session

200300 Managing People at Work
200525 Principles of Economics

Choose one of

200032 Statistics for Business
200052 Introduction to Economic Methods

And one elective

Year 2

Autumn session

200083 Marketing Principles
200243 Work Employment and the Labour Market
200610 Employee Training and Development

And one elective

Spring session

200376 Managing and Developing Careers
200157 Organisational Learning and Development

And two electives

Year 3

Autumn session

200570 Management of Change
200175 Managing Human Resources and Industrial Relations

And two electives

Spring session

200159 Organisation Analysis and Design

Engaged Learning Unit (200381):

200381 Human Resources Development Seminar

And two electives

Major and Sub-major elective spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved major (80 credit points) or sub-major (40 credit points).

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