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Short Course in Human Resources

BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundations Skill Set

Interested in the human resources industry? Our Short Course in Human Resources may help you get your foot in the door. BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundations Skill Set is a short course that aims to enhance your basic knowledge of human resource skills, equipping you for entry-level career opportunities or advanced studies in the field.

This course will help you explore the fundamental areas of human resources, opening new pathways to the sector.
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Duration Up to 4 months
4 units of competency
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Course Summary

Up to 4 months
4 units of competency
Looking to gain experience for the human resources industry? BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundations Skill Set is designed for those seeking to enter the HR field with limited experience. Learn to develop essential skills for human resources, paving the way for further studies or introductory roles in the field.

Ideal for career changers or those interested in HR, this course will cover the basics of the sector: including processes in recruitment, performance management, and employee relations. By equipping you with a fundamental knowledge in HR, it serves as a valuable stepping stone towards a fulfilling career in the industry.


What you will learn

This course comprises four units to help you develop key competencies for further study or entry-level employment in the human resources industry. In this course you'll learn to:

  • Support HR functions and processes
  • Assist with employee and industrial relations
  • Coordinate recruitment and onboarding procedures
  • Administer performance development processes


Work in a simulated workplace

To equip you with "job ready" skills for the human resources industry, Upskilled's BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set provides a simulated workplace environment that fosters the development of practical skills and knowledge necessary for success in the HR sector. Students will gain access to a simulated workplace through our customised learning platform, MyUpskilled, where they'll engage in duties, projects, and procedures typical to an HR setting.

This simulated experience aims to provide a contextual framework for the course material, helping you apply your technical knowledge to real-world challenges and scenarios.


By choosing Upskilled, you'll gain access to supplementary resources that can help with your studies. These inclusions aim to enhance your online learning experience, making it interactive and engaging. These include:

  • Access to Upskilled's customised learning platform, MyUpskilled
  • Student Support Team
  • Specialist trainers
  • Online tutorials

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Recognition of Prior Learning / Credit Transfer
You may be eligible for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or Credit Transfer (CT) provided that you have supporting evidence of any prior education and work experience. This can either reduce your study load or shorten the duration of your course. Prior to enrolment, please speak with your Education Consultant for further details.

Following enrolment, you can request further information from Student Support. A trainer will then be assigned to assess your eligibility for RPL and/or CT.
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
  • Role-playing scenarios
  • Projects
  • Multiple choice quizzes

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.

Course Detail

Gain an introductory insight into the world of human resources through our foundational short course in the industry basics. Students will develop the fundamental skills to enhance employee recruitment procedures, performance, and workplace relations.

Those looking to get their start in this growing industry will benefit best from the course - including career changers, job seekers, or those simply seeking to build their "transferable" skill sets. The technical knowledge and experience you gain could help you pursue advanced studies in HR or delve into entry-level job opportunities.

Course Structure

To satisfy the requirements of this qualification, you'll need to complete the following units of competency.
  • BSBHRM412
    Support employee and industrial relations

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to communicate and implement employee relations (ER) and industrial relations (IR) policies and procedures to effectively represent organisations and employers. The unit applies to individuals who work in support positions, assisting others in dealing with ER and IR conflicts and issues.

  • BSBHRM411
    Administer performance development processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to assist in the effective implementation of a performance development system and to facilitate employee performance. The unit applies to human resource officers, or people in similar roles, who work under the direction of a human resource manager.

  • BSBHRM415
    Coordinate recruitment and onboarding

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to develop and implement strategies to source candidates and to assess their suitability for available positions. The unit applies to individuals working in a human resources job role, as well as those for whom recruitment and onboarding are part of their broader position

  • BSBHRM417
    Support human resources functions and processes

    This unit describes the skills and knowledge required to support work across a range of human resource functional areas. The unit applies to individuals who require a broad understanding of human resource functions, associated policy frameworks and the administrative requirements to support these functions and policies.

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Entry requirements

Start date
There are no formal entry requirements for this course. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:
  • Once you have inquired, one of our friendly Education Consultants will contact you to ensure you have the right pre-existing knowledge and skills to achieve your chosen qualification.
  • A short language, literacy and numeracy assessment will need to be completed upon enrolment.

To successfully complete this course, we recommend the following:
  • Have the ability to read and write in English and display numeracy skills up to a minimum level of Year 10.
  • Have access to a modern computer with high-speed internet.
  • Have access to a device with audio/video recording and playback capabilities.
  • Have basic computing skills, including the ability to make and upload short videos.

Payment Options

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Save $350 when you pay upfront

Discounted Upfront Price: $1,490
RRP: $1,840

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Speak to our Education Consultants to know more about our Flexible Payment Plans. Call 1300 009 924 to find out more. Terms & Conditions Apply.

Career outcomes

The BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set is a short course that can can equip you for further study or introductory work in human resources.

It may also particularly benefit those looking to gain beginner skills in the industry, helping prepare them for employment, a career change, or simply an enhancement in workplace skills.
Education pathways
If you complete the BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set (short course), you may be able to pursue the BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management if you're interested in further study. Please contact our Education Consultants to learn more about our education pathways.


Our human resource trainers are exceptionally committed to the success of your studies, possessing extensive, qualified business experience in to help you gain the job-ready skills you require.

The business faculty also offers additional support resources to help you build rapport with your trainers. The facilitation of 'Ask Me Anything' sessions over Zoom may be done throughout your course where you can receive further support and guidance over the length of your training. This also grants you the opportunity of virtually collaborating with other fellow students.


What are the benefits of enrolling in a Short Course in Human Resources?

Our BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set serves as a helpful stepping stone into the human resources industry - particularly for those new to the field and starting with zero experience. The course explores the fundamental concepts, practices, and skills required of a general HR role, helping you build the experience necessary to pursue further studies or explore entry-level job opportunities in the market. With a completion time of up to six months, it's an ideal course for aspiring HR professionals or those seeking a career change.

The course could also provide an introductory feel of the industry for those curious about the sector, diving into the various key topics of human resource management. Its online delivery also allows you to flexibly train at a time, place, and pace that suits your learning needs best; and helps you balance both your studies and other personal life commitments.


What is a Statement of Attainment?

A "statement of attainment" (SOA) is a document students receive verifying the units of competency they've completed as part of a nationally-recognised course.

In contrast to certificates, which are issued when a student completes a full set of study modules within a given course - SOAs are given when the student completes one or more of these units of competency, but not the entire list required for a full qualification. These documents essentially serve to showcase the specific units of competency a student has completed within a nationally-recognised training course.


What is a Skill Set?

A skill set, consisting of accredited units of competency, is a focused and specialized collection of skills and knowledge aimed at enhancing employment opportunities. By developing and building on existing skills or upskilling in a new area, skill sets provide individuals with the necessary expertise to enter their desired industry.

Studying a skill set offers several advantages, including gaining specialized skills, the opportunity to trial a full qualification before committing to the entire course, and receiving a Statement of Attainment upon completion for resume enhancement. Skill sets are ideal for time-constrained students seeking valuable core skills without excessive costs.


What are the career outcomes after completing this course?

If you're interested in launching a career in human resources but lack the necessary skills and experience, the BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set (Short Course) is an excellent starting point. You may be able to unlock potential career opportunities in HR assistance, HR coordination, and HR officer roles - or other related positions.

Alternatively, this course also offers the foundational skill set to pursue further educational pathways like the BSB40420 - Certificate IV in Human Resource Management.


How do I enrol in a Short Course in Human Resources?

To enrol in our BSBSS00105 - Human Resources Foundation Skill Set (Short Course), you must first submit an enquiry form through our website. You'll be asked to provide basic information about yourself: including your name, email address, and phone number.

Once you've completed and submitted your form, one of our education consultants will get in touch within 48 hours. You will then be assessed on your suitability for the course (i.e. questions on your current experience, skill set, and knowledge). At this stage, you'll also have the opportunity to enquire on payment options, training materials, and the online learning experience.


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