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Diploma of

Human Resources Management

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This comprehensive qualification is nationally recognised across Australia, and will prepare you to enter the job market, or to take an existing human resources role to the next level.  You might already be engaged in a substantive HR role, or you might have attained another qualification in HR or an allied business field.

This diploma will enhance your existing technical skills, and develop your awareness of the latest approaches and practices within the human resources sector. You will graduate with knowledge of the strategic functions that HR operates within a contemporary business context.
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It has assisted in giving me a better understanding of where HR can help other employees in the business.
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This course is designed for people who are, or seek to be human resources managers, advisers, or officers; or for administration staff responsible for HR procedures on a regular basis. This diploma will allow you to develop a comprehensive understanding of current best practice across human resources management. When you finish this course, you will have the skills to facilitate cultural change and implement executive policy in a variety of workplaces. The course is delivered online, so you can balance your study and career priorities.
Course structure

The standard course is conducted over a 12 month period; within a self-paced online learning environment. 

Upskilled will gather information about your previous experience and skills, weekly study commitment and online learning experience to provide you with an projected duration for your course based on your individual circumstance. 

Upskilled uses MyUpskilled to manage the delivery and assessment of your course. This means you can learn at your own pace.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements listed in the training package for this qualification.

The participants in the BSB50613 - Diploma of Human Resources Management may be working in the industry at a Management level or aspiring to be at a position where they deal with staff or may be wanting to enter the field.

As a guide, entrants to this program may:

  • have 1-2 years of experience in business or leadership roles
  • hold a certificate III or IV in a similar discipline
  • ​complete an interview process with a designated Upskilled representative to ascertain suitability to the program and to review your current skills and experience, as this may allow you to move through the course more quickly

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of roles within the human resources sector who have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically, they would have responsibility for the work of other staff.

To ensure participants are able to seamlessly access our online learning platform and video content, they will require access to a modern computer with high-speed internet. Participants will also need to possess basic computing skills, and may be required to complete a Language Literacy and Numeracy skills assessment before enrolment can be confirmed.


Upskilled courses include specialised learning materials, and access to:

  • Upskilled’s fully customised online learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support services
  • your trainer via the trainer/student messaging system
  • webinars; both live and recorded sessions
  • video content access via:

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Upskilled students who enrol in this qualification will be eligible for a free 12-month AHRI Student Membership, and will enjoy the following benefits:

  • Access to the online AHRI: ASSIST resources includes HR templates, procedures and manuals 
  • GetAbstract Business Book summaries
  • Access to Gartner Publications hosted on the AHRI website (includes HRBP Quarterly, Global Talent Monitor, CHRO Quarterly & Talent Analytics Quarterly)
  • E-HR news periodicals 
  • Free attendance to most AHRI network forums
  • Member discount offers for AHRI events and education
  • Access to apply for the AHRI mentoring program

Speak to an Education Consultant today for more information on AHRI student membership.

Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
Work experience or formal qualifications you have may count towards your course. If you have previously undertaken study at a recognised institution or have some relevant work experience, you might gain credit towards specific units in a course; shortening the time you have to study. You can send your application for Credit Transfer or RPL during the enrolment process.
Upskilled takes evidence gathered from a variety of sources to deem a student as competent. Assessment processes might include some or all of the following:
  • Recognition of Prior Learning and/or credit transfer
  • summative and formative assignments
  • written reports and/or portfolio assessments
  • scenarios and/or case studies
  • projects
  • written/oral questions
  • regular training and assessment contact will be maintained by Upskilled in conjunction with the participant and their employer (where applicable). Critical dates during the program will be identified for participants to ensure compliance to assessment due dates, and attendance at monthly webinars as required.


This qualification could give you several career and/or further study outcomes. After completing this course, you could explore some of the following outcomes.

Career outcomes
University pathways
This course might include a pathway to university, which are subject to change. Please speak to one of our Education Consultants for more information.


This qualification consists of the below units of competency. All competencies must be successfully completed to attain the qualification.
Manage Human Resources Services

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan, oversee and deliver human resources services. It is not specific to any given human resources function and deals with the coordination of services and approaches.

Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to manage all aspects of the recruitment selection and induction processes in accordance with organisational policies and procedures.

Develop and Manage Performance Management Processes

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to design, implement and oversee performance-management processes. The unit also includes specific intervention associated with under-performance or misconduct and developing approaches to address skill and performance gaps.

Manage workforce planning

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to plan workforce strategies to achieve organisational goals and objectives. It includes assessing factors that may affect the supply of workers, aligning workforce objectives with business plans, and designing strategies and succession plans to ensure a competent and appropriately diverse workforce is available to meet anticipated changes. The unit covers the research associated with labour markets and the requirement to match organisational needs with employee skills and commitment.

Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to implement and monitor the organisation’s work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs in the relevant work area in order to meet legislative requirements

Manage employee relations

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to manage employee and industrial relations matters in an organisation. It involves developing and implementing employee and industrial relations policies and plans and managing conflict resolution negotiations. It applies to those who are authorised to oversee industrial relations and manage conflict and grievances in an organisation. They will have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and industrial relations as well as current knowledge of industrial relations trends and legislation. No licensing, legislative or certification requirements apply to this unit at the time of publication.

Manage separation or termination

This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to deal with redeployment, resignation, retirement, dismissal and redundancy, including the conduct of exit interviews. It applies to individuals who take responsibility for overseeing aspects of managing the voluntary and involuntary termination of employment.

Develop a workplace learning environment

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to encourage and support the development of a learning environment in which work and learning come together. Particular emphasis is on the development of strategies to facilitate and promote learning, and to monitor and improve learning performance.

Undertake project work

This unit describes the performance outcomes, skills and knowledge required to undertake a straightforward project or a section of a larger project. This unit addresses the management of projects, including developing a project plan, administering and monitoring the project, finalising the project, and reviewing the project to identify lessons learned for application to future projects.

Government funding

At both a state and federal level, government commitment to upskilling the Australian workforce has resulted in a comprehensive framework of funding schemes and incentive opportunities. As a result, many Upskilled participants are provided incentives by the Government to undertake training and/or find that their courses are heavily subsidised.
Government funding options for:
Diploma of Human Resources Management

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