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Human Resources Manager

Find out how to become a human resources manager and work in roles related to employment. Discover information on salary, growth, stability and occupational expectations.

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The current average salary of an Human Resources Manager is $117,300 annually

What does a Human Resources Manager do?

Human resources managers oversee and manage a range of human resource activities relating to employees and the workplace. They work within organisational settings.

Read more about the human resources industry.

What key skills does a Human Resources Manager have?

Human resources managers ensure the smooth running and legal compliance of all activities related to employees, wages and employment terms and conditions.

  • Working with business managers to plan, implement, oversee and evaluate human resource strategies
  • Understand the legal and moral implications of recruitment, selection, induction, training and employee development
  • Taking a leading role in the development of staff performance systems
  • Negotiating with employees and outside agencies, including trade unions regarding employment conditions and payment
  • Ensuring compliance with legal requirements such as equal opportunities and health and safety legislation

How to become a Human Resources Manager

To become a Human Resouces Manager, you'll ideally need a bachelor's degree majoring in HR. However, studying a course through VET education can be a great stepping stone if you're looking to develop your skill set before entering a higher-level qualification.

A BSB50320 - Diploma of Human Resource Management  is an ideal online course that can give you the relevant skills needed to help you pursue this career pathway, provided that you do further study. It has an overview of units focusing on the facilitation of workplace relationships and coordination of HR functions and processes.

Quick facts

Working as a human resources manager gives you the opportunity to work with people in a recruitment and training setting whilst maximising on your administration skills.

Employment for human resources managers is expected to grow in the next five years, from 75,100 in 2020 to 86,800 by 2025.

  • Average Hours Worked
    46 full-time hours per week vs. all jobs average of 44 hours
  • Main Industries
    Administration & business; human resources; and management
  • Job Growth
    Expected to grow in the next five years. From 75,100 in 2020 to 86,800 by 2025. 

* All information on this page has been complied using figures from and the Australian Government's - all figures are indications only, and are accurate at time of publication. Please do your own research before selecting a course or career.

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