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Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50615)

Course summary

This course is for those wanting to develop their human resource management functions in a company. Students will learn to manage recruitment, inductions, performance management, workforce planning and other employee relations functions. 

This qualification reflects the role of individuals who have a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff.

VET Student Loan Information

VET Student Loans may be available for eligible students in approved Diploma level qualifications. The loan can be used towards Tuition Fees only and does not cover additional expenses such as textbooks, uniforms, equipment, travel, tools, and accommodation or general living expenses. 

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Course details

Course Type Qualification
Student Availability
  • - Domestic
Application Mode
  • Direct To University
How to Apply Please Enquire
Study Area
  • - Business, Accounting and Law
Skill Area
  • - Business Services
AQF Level Level 5: Diploma

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course, however a recommended pathway would be completion of BSB41013 Certificate IV in Human Resources or other relevant qualifications OR vocational experience in human resources management, but without formal qualifications.

Student Outcomes, Career Opportunities and Occupations

Job roles may include: Human resources adviser, Human resources and change manager, Human resources consultant, Human resources manager, Senior human resources officer.

Course Structures

Please select a Course Structure from the options below:

Standard Course Structure

To successfully complete this course, students must complete 9 units, consisting of:
6 core units and 3 elective 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
BSBWRK510 Manage employee relations
Elective Units
BSBFIM502 Manage payroll
BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
BSBHRM509 Manage rehabilitation or return to work programs
BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment
BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
2018 Study Sequence
Online - enrol into one unit at a time as per the following order:
  1. BSBWHS401
  2. BSBHRM506
  3. BSBHRM512
  4. BSBHRM513
  5. BSBHRM501
  6. BSBWRK510
  7. Then, choose three elective units in total, and enrol into one unit at a time. Electives can be studied in any order.
Either choose 3 elective units from this list:  
  • BSBFIM502
  • BSBHRM505
  • BSBHRM507
  • BSBHRM509
  • BSBLED501
  • BSBLED502
OR choose 2 elective units from this list:
  • BSBWHS401
  • BSBHRM506
  • BSBHRM512
  • BSBHRM513
  • BSBHRM501
  • BSBWRK510
and 1 elective unit from this list: 
  • BSBWOR501 
  • BSBWRT401
2017 Study Sequence
Enrol as per the following order:
  1. BSBWHS401
  2. BSBHRM506
  3. BSBHRM512
  4. BSBHRM513
  5. BSBWRK510
  6. BSBHRM501

Then choose 3 elective units (2 units from the list below, 1 unit may be from another accredited course at Certificate IV level or above)

  • BSBFIM502
  • BSBHRM505
  • BSBHRM507
  • BSBHRM509
  • BSBLED501
  • BSBLED502
  • BSBWOR501
  • BSBWRT401

Course Assessment Information

Assessment Types
Written/Electronic Assessment
Third Party Verification

Course Availabilities

Distance Education

Enrolment for this course will be consistent with CQUniversity census dates.

Duration and dates
12 months.

Nine (9) units must be successfully completed - six (6) core units and three (3) elective units.


Distance students require strong self motivation and must have 4-6 hours per week available for study for each unit. This course is self paced so students must have sound literacy and numeracy skills. This course is delivered by distance education so students must have access to a computer and the internet. Completion within 13 weeks from enrolment for each unit.

Enrolment Dates

VFH 1 (30 January - 23 June 2017) last date for enrolment is 28 February 2017

VFH 2 (6 March - 28 July 2017) last date for enrolment 4 April 2017

VFH 3 (10 April – 1 September 2017) last date for enrolment 9 May 2017

VFH 4 (15 May – 6 October 2017) last date for enrolment 13 June 2017

VFH 5 (10 July – 1 December 2017) last date for enrolment 8 August 2017

VFH 6 (14 August  2017– 5 January 2018) last date for enrolment 12 September 2017

VFH 7 (18 September 2017- 9 February 2018) last date for enrolment 17 October 2017

VFH 8 (6 November 2017 – 13 April 2018) last date for enrolment 5 December 2017

2018 Unit Availabilities

Unit availabilities have not yet been finalised for this course.

Please check this page regularly for updates.

Related Courses

Course code Course name Short Course
BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources No
BSB40215 Certificate IV in Business No
BSB50215 Diploma of Business No

Contact Us

To apply, or to find out more about this course, contact the Student Advice Team on 13 27 86.

Is what I already know taken into account?

Yes. Your history of study, skills and experience does matter. Consideration is given to your prior life and work experiences as well as formal and informal training. This may be applied using the national standard for Mutual Recognition or through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Documentary evidence will be requested.

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