Human Resource Strategies (WORK2211)


This unit examines the links between human resource management and strategic management in different kinds of organisations, both in Australia and overseas. It provides a critical and in-depth analysis of the human resource management theories, paying particular attention to the concepts of strategy, people management and organisational performance. The unit considers contemporary and controversial issues in human resource management, which may include downsizing, outsourcing, knowledge management, governance and social responsibility.

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Further unit of study information


1x 2 hour lecture and 1x 1 hour tutorial hour per week


quizzes (20%), exam (30%), written assignment (30%), group presentation (20%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

40 credit points of units of study including (WORK1003 or WORK1002)


WORK2011 or IREL2011

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.