Your web browser may not be properly supported. To use this site and all of its features, we recommend using the latest versions of Chrome, Safari or Firefox

Diploma of Human Resources Management


Diploma of Human Resources Management – BSB50618

Course Overview

Make your mark on your organisation's culture and wellbeing, by undertaking the Diploma of Human Resources Management.

You’ll develop skills in workforce planning, industrial relations, staff recruitment and orientation, as well as the mediation and management of separation and termination processes.

You'll gain a strong understanding of the daily operations and functions in an HR department, including HR management information systems and performance management systems. Safe to say you'll be an asset to any organisation after completing this course, ready to hit the ground running and make a difference.

Studying during COVID-19 Restrictions

We've had to make adjustments to how our courses are delivered due to the restrictions imposed by COVID-19. This means that we're currently offering a combination of delivery modes including online and flexible learning and, where we can, on-campus classes with strict social distancing in place.

Career Pathways

The Diploma in Human Resources Management gives you the skills to take up a role as an effective HR Practitioner or Manager.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in:

You can also choose to complete an extra 7 units specialising in HR, which will earn you a nationally recognised qualification of BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

Flexible - Starts on 23/02/2021, Tue (inc 3 Monday day classes), 6pm - 9pm /2021

Flexible - Starts on 04/05/2021, Tue (inc 3 Monday day classes), 6pm - 9pm /2021

Flexible - Starts on 14/09/2021, Tue (inc 3 Monday day classes), 6pm - 9pm /2021

1. Subsidised Standard
2. Full Fee
Course Materials
Student Services Fees (per year)

The student tuition fees as published are subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. Please note all fees and charges are correct at time of publication for 2021 and may change without notice.

Students will be invoiced for the components of the course that they are enrolled into for each year or semester.

Material fees cover costs associated with the following where applicable, and not limited to:

  • Classroom activity consumables, handouts and booklets
  • E-Learning resources and associated license access fees
  • Excursions

Additionally some courses require students to purchase or supply text books, kits, tools, uniforms and personal protection equipment. Some specific materials may be purchased through the GOTAFE Bookshop. A full list with associated costs will be provided to you at your course information session or during the pre-training review Interview.

All students are required to pay an annual Student Services Fee (SSF) of $70.00. The Student Services Fee contributes to the provision of student engagement, learning and support services. SSF does not apply to short course participants.

Further details on fees available

Training package entry requirements

There are no training package entry requirements for this qualification.

GOTAFE preferred entry requirements

Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview.
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to ensure the course suits your needs and aspirations, and that you are likely to complete the course successfully.
  • Complete a CSPA test to ensure you have the required language, literacy and numeracy levels required for the course.

The selection criteria for this course are:

  • Ability to undertake training at this qualification level
  • Literacy and numeracy skills of an appropriate level
  • Keen interest in this industry sector
  • Ability to communicate with others
  • Computer skills in Word, Excel and use of the Internet to a basic level.
  • Ability to organise study and work independently

It is preferred that you hold a management position in the workplace to implement and enhance your learning. If you do not hold a management role it will be discussed with you how you will be able to access workplace policies, procedures and practices to reflect on.

It is also preferred that students have completed BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources, BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management or other relevant qualification or have relevant vocational experience.

Core Units
Manage human resource services
Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
Develop and manage performance management processes
Manage workforce planning
Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
Manage employee relations
Elective Units
Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
Manage people performance
Facilitate continuous improvement

Assessment methods may include:

  • Classroom activities
  • Observation
  • Roleplays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests
  • Portfolios

Brett Ambrosio

This course will be delivered over a 1 year period. Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totalling 3-hours per week, with some 1-day workshops. Students will also need to undertake a minimum of 9 hours per week of self-directed learning. If you are unable to attend the timetabled on-campus classes you will be required to contact your teacher and catch up before the next class.

It is important that students commit to all course requirements, including study and assessments the student may need to complete outside their normal training sessions.

If you need any further clarification of the information provided please contact one of our client service officers on 1300 468 233 who can assist you or submit an enquiry through our website now and one of the team will be in touch.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you may access a wide range of academic support services to assist you to meet the academic challenges of your course from our Learning Support Unit.

As an enrolled student at GOTAFE you will be welcome to access a variety of non-academic support services from the Student Welfare Unit. These services are designed to best support you to successfully complete your course.

Services include on campus supports and remote supports

  • Counselling
  • employment information
  • careers
  • activities etc.

Learn more about support services

Refer to the Student Handbook for information regarding Learner’s Rights Student Handbook.

Further information is provided at course induction.

Please note: Eligible individuals who wish to access a government subsidised place, must participate in a Pre-training Review. This will consider your:

  • Aspirations/career goals
  • Educational attainment and capability
  • Literacy and numeracy skills
  • Suitability for Recognition for Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer

Enrolment in general public entry courses will require a selection interview. Please call 1300 468 233 to enquire further.

Skills Recognition is an assessment only process that may result in credits towards a part or full qualification. There is no formal training involved, although you may choose to complete further training as a result of the assessment process.

You can apply for Skills Recognition before you enrol in the qualification you are seeking. You can apply for Skills Recognition through one or both of the following processes:

  • Credit Transfer for formal training that might be equivalent to a new qualification or partial qualification
  • Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for people who have relevant and current skills and knowledge that they have gained through non-formal or informal learning i.e. work or life experience.

Browse other courses

Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB51918)

The Diploma of Leadership and Management gives you the skills to become a more effective Manager or Senior Manager.

Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management (BSB61015)

The Advanced Diploma of Leadership and Management is a recognised qualification to become an Executive Manager.

Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) (BSB60915)

The Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) is a recognised qualification to become an Executive Manager.