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BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management

National ID: BSB50320 State ID: BFR8
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Do you see yourself as a leader in an organisation, playing an integral role in building a better workplace and supporting the workforce to reach its full potential? Kick-start your career in Human Resources with this high-level qualification which will give you job ready skills for a supervisory role such as a HR manager, or a HR officer.

Be guided by our passionate team of lecturers who are industry professionals in the field, and gain expertise in strategic Human Resource management. Grow knowledge of functions such as performance development which provides an opportunity for regular feedback and learn to foster a work environment where people can perform to the best of their abilities in their role. Build skills in workforce planning to analyse and prepare for future staffing needs and become a facilitator of employee and industrial relations, learning to connect and engage with employees, negotiate union contracts and resolve grievances.

This nationally accredited qualification will make you workforce ready to be employed as a HR professional in almost every industry, such as building and construction, education, mining and resources, media, finance or hospitality and tourism.

HR Managers oversee the employee life cycle from recruitment, induction and onboarding through to employee retention to keep and grow current talent and help find new talent, whilst developing employees through training opportunities. The HR department also establishes health and safety programs to ensure wellbeing, as well as diversity and inclusion programs and employee benefits to enrich the employment experience.

If you have a passion for motivating, understanding and growing the success of people along with problem solving skills and attention to detail, you could have what it takes to forge an exciting career in Human Resources.


  • facilitate performance development processes

  • recruitment and retention of employees

  • manage employee and industrial relations

  • build and manage a capable team

  • coordinate the learning and development of teams and individuals

  • workforce planning

  • coordinate human resource functions and processes

  • manage business risk

  • implement and monitor work health and safety policies, procedures and programs


In order to make an informed choice about the suitability of this course, you must take into account the essential skills and knowledge required to undertake this study.

  • excellent negotiating skills and ability to analyse information
  • excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • ability to relate to people from a variety of backgrounds and cultures
  • ability to handle confidential information
  • empathy and the ability to deal with sensitive situations
  • ability to plan and organise, read, research and develop human resource documents
  • a sound working knowledge and application of computer programs e.g. MS Word, Outlook

Online study is available for this course. Be sure to check the study requirements tab for information about studying this course using eCampus including study assistance and our helpful online study guide, then use the apply now link where you see the online study option. 

VET Student Loans (VSL)

This course is a VET Student Loan eligible course. A VET Student Loan creates a debt that must be repaid to the Commonwealth and is only available to students who are eligible.

To find out if you are eligible or to see the list of eligible courses visit our Student Loans page.

School Leaver Non-School Leaver AQF
Completion of WACE General or ATAR (Minimum C Grades) or equivalent Completion of WACE General or ATAR or equivalent (minimum C Grades) Certificate III

Entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

Have completed the following units (or equivalent competencies):

  • BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes;
  • BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations;
  • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding; and
  • BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes.
  • Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent.


  • Have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience.

School leavers or those with limited work experience who are interested in Human Resources may wish to consider the Certificate IV in Human Resources.

Attendance online

This course will require you to attend a mandatory online training session of approximately two hours a week for each unit/cluster you are enrolled in. A standard study period runs for either 10 or 20 weeks, depending on the unit/cluster being delivered.

Diploma of Human Resources Semester 1 2023 timetable (228 KB) (PDF document)

The course is delivered online in the learning management system, Blackboard and Blackboard Collaborate to conduct the live interactive classes. Blackboard contains learning materials and templates to assist you to complete your assessments.

A mandatory online induction session for Semester 1 2023 will be held online on 31 January 2023 at 9:30am. The access link will be sent via email and will not be available until 15 minutes before the start of the orientation.

Assessment deadlines

Time management of tasks and submitting assessments on time are essential. The assessment tasks for the different units will all have various due dates that need to be followed - you will not have the entire length of your full course enrolment period to complete, they must be submitted on the date they are due.

Duration and study modes 

If all units available each semester are enrolled into, you can expect to complete this course within 18-months, or over a longer period of time if you enrol in units at a slower pace. If you want to complete this course within a 12-month period, you can attend face-to face classes for selected units of competency. You can reduce your study time even further if you are eligible to obtain credit for individual units of competency through previous employment experience, training or education. For further information please visit the Recognition of Prior Learning page.  

At-home study

As well as the mandatory online training sessions, you will need to complete approximately 6 hours of additional study each week outside of class hours, including private study, assignment preparation, and research. Students are required to complete pre-reading and preparation in their own time prior to attending classes.

Your study will use eCampus, with access provided to you after enrolment. You will need to have the basic technical requirements for at-home study. If you don’t have access to a computer and WiFi at home, we recommend using our library computers during library hours.

What you need to set up at home:

  • Reliable broadband Internet access
  • Headset with speakers and microphone (for interactive Collaborate sessions)
  • Computer with ability to edit word documents (.docx)
  • Computer with ability to edit view adobe PDF files (.pdf)
  • Access to video recording device with the capability to transfer to a computer (e.g. iPhone or similar smartphone)
  • Camera to conduct online activities

Work placement

Work placement is not a requirement of this course.

Online study

The nature of online study can involve a significant investment of time and the ability to be a focused, self-motivated learner. You should consider your personal circumstances and past study history before committing to study online. Find out more in our online study info pack below.

Online study info pack (334 KB) (PDF document - opens in a new tab)

Please note this list should be used as a guide only as job titles and qualification requirements may vary between organisations.

To access free career planning and job search assistance, visit the Jobs and Skills Centres page.

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The information about university credit points and tuition costs provides a general guide only. SM TAFE recommends students discuss credit points with the university or college of their choice at the time of graduation.

Murdoch University

This course has a study pathway to Murdoch University(opens in a new tab) as of March 2022.

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