Diploma of Human Resources Management


Course Length

Part time:

1 Year


Subsidised Standard:


Subsidised Trainee:


Full Fee:


Course Materials:


Student Services Fees (per year):



Shepparton - Fryers Street

Course Overview

Make your mark on your organisation's culture and wellbeing. By studying the Diploma of Human Resources Management at GOTAFE, you'll develop skills in workforce planning, staff recruitment and orientation, industrial relations, 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, so you hit the ground running, ready to make a difference.

Career Pathways

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

You'll develop strong people management skills that will make you an asset in any organisation. Armed with these essential business skills, you'll have the chance to work across different industries and locations.

Further Study

After graduating, you might like to undertake further study in the BSBS60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) or the BSB61015 Advanced Diploma of Leadership Management.

You can also choose to complete an extra 4 units specialising in HR, which will earn you a nationally recognised qualification of BSB51918 Diploma of Leadership Management.

Course Dates & Times

Shepparton - Fryers Street

1 night a week, Flexi Start - Public on Campus - 6pm - 9pm / 2020

1 night a week, Flexi Start - Public on Campus - 6pm - 9pm / 2020

1 night a week, Flexi Start - Public on Campus - 6pm - 9pm / 2020

Fee Information

1. Subsidised Standard: $5,214.00

2. Subsidised Trainee: $5,495.00

3. Full Fee: $5,495.00

Course Materials: $110.00

Student Services Fees (per year): $70.00

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 2020 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

Entry Requirements

Before being accepted into the course you must:

  • Attend an interview
  • Undertake a Pre-training Review to document your previous work experience and qualifications and assess your suitability for the course
  • 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 would be preferred that students have completed BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources or BSB42015 Certificate IV in Leadership and Management, other relevant qualification or have relevant vocational experience.
  • As learning and assessment is work focused it is recommended that those considering undertaking this training are currently employed or have access to workplace practices.

Course Study Units

Core Units
BSBHRM501 - Manage human resource services
BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
BSBHRM512 - Develop and manage performance management processes
BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planning
BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
BSBWRK520 - Manage employee relations
Elective Units
BSBHRM405 - Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBMGT502 - Manage people performance
BSBMGT516 - Facilitate continuous improvement

Assessment Methods

Assessment methods may include:

  • Class room activities and observation
  • Role plays
  • Assignments
  • Short answer questions
  • Supervised tests and portfolios

Course Co-ordinator

Kerri Symes

Attendance & Commitment

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.

Students will be required to attend the timetabled on-campus classes totaling 3-hours per week and undertake a minimum of 6 hours per week of self-directed learning and completing the required exercises and assessments. 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 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.

Where to From Here

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.

Educational Support Services

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.

Student Support

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

Learner's Rights

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

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.