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Performance & Reward Management (MGMT90016)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMGMT90016
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The way in which an organisation defines, assesses and rewards employee performance has implications for its ability to attract, motivate and retain employees. This subject uses theory and research to identify practical insights into systems for assessing employee performance and linking performance to pay outcomes. The subject will also address contemporary issues such as the employee and supervisor gender and transparency on the implementation and effectiveness of performance and reward management practices.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  • Explain and critically evaluate systems for assessing and rewarding employee performance
  • Apply theory and research to individual problems in case studies
  • Understand the implications of different performance and reward management systems from the perspective of employees, supervisors and HR professionals

Generic skills

  • Critical thinking, which should be fostered by the application of theories relevant to performance management systems and to contemporary organisational practice
  • Problem solving, which should be developed by assignments that will require students to apply principles discussed in lectures and readings to case study situations
  • Oral and written communication, which should be developed in class discussion and in preparation of group assignments

Eligibility and requirements





Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



Seminar participation

  • 36 hours
Throughout the semester10%

Individual assignment

  • 1500 words
Mid semester20%

Group assignment (normally in groups of 3-4)

  • 2000 words
End of semester15%

Poster presentation of group assignment (normally in groups of 3-4)

  • 500 words
End of semester5%

End of semester exam

  • 2 hours
Hurdle requirement: Note: Successful completion of this subject requires a pass (50%) in the final exam.
During the examination period50%

Additional details

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorMichelle Brown
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours36 hours (one 3 hour seminar per week)
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

    Prof Michelle Brown brownm@unimelb.edu.au

Time commitment details

Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours per semester

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 21 September 2019