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Certificate IV

Diploma of Human Resources Management BSB50320





Are you looking to establish a successful career in HR and develop a comprehensive understanding of best practice processes? The Diploma of Human Resources Management BSB50320 qualification is the perfect choice for you.

With this certification, you’ll learn how to manage staff for performance development, perfect recruitment policies, and guide staff through organisational change. Acquire the tools you need to become an effective HR professional and undertake human resource roles across various businesses and industries.

Enrolling in the Diploma of HR BSB50320 qualification will provide you with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in your HR career. Don’t wait to take the first step towards your professional growth. Enrol in this course today and start your journey towards success!


The Diploma of Human Resources Management BSB50320 qualification can provide a number of career and further study outcomes.

After completing this course you could explore some of the following careers:

  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources and Change Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Officer

Gain knowledge and experience in areas such as:

  • Managing human resources services
  • Managing recruitment and induction processes
  • Developing performance-management processes
  • Managing employee relations

Already have experience in Human resources? Apply for RPL and gain your qualification sooner!

Core and Elective Units

View the core and elective units that this qualification can be studied via online correspondence or via Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 12

7 core units  plus

5 elective units,  of which:

  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group A
  • 2 elective units must be selected from Group B
  • for the remaining 1 elective unit:
  • up to 1 unit may be selected from Groups A and B
  • if not listed, 1 unit may be selected from a Certificate IV, Diploma or Advanced Diploma from this or any other currently endorsed Training Package qualification or accredited course.

Elective units must be relevant to the work environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core units

BSBHRM521 Facilitate performance development processes

BSBHRM522 Manage employee and industrial relations

BSBHRM523 Coordinate the learning and development of teams and individuals

BSBHRM524 Coordinate workforce plan implementation

BSBHRM527 Coordinate human resource functions and processes

BSBOPS504 Manage business risk

BSBWHS411 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs

Elective units

Group A – Human Resources

BSBHRM414 Use human resources information systems

BSBHRM525 Manage recruitment and onboarding

BSBHRM526 Manage payroll

BSBHRM528 Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits

BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes

BSBHRM530 Coordinate rehabilitation and return to work programs

BSBHRM531 Coordinate health and wellness programs

BSBWHS521 Ensure a safe workplace for a work area

BSBXDB401 Develop and implement recruitment processes that are inclusive of people with disability

Group B – Transferable Skills

BSBCMM511 Communicate with influence

BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others

BSBDAT501 Analyse data

BSBFIN501 Manage budgets and financial plans

BSBLDR523 Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

BSBPEF501 Manage personal and professional development

BSBPMG430 Undertake project work

BSBSTR503 Develop organisational policy

BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion

Industry Information

The Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50320) mirrors the dynamic roles and extensive responsibilities of HR professionals in Australia’s evolving employment landscape. As we navigate through 2024 and beyond, the significance of HR roles—such as Human Resources Consultants, Advisors, and Business Partners—has never been more pronounced. These professionals are pivotal in steering organisations through talent acquisition, management, and development complexities amidst a competitive and ever-changing job market.

The Australian job market is characterised by its resilience and innovation, offering a fertile ground for HR professionals to thrive. However, the journey is fraught with challenges including governance and compliance, employee value proposition (EVP) enhancement, the strategic deployment of automation and AI, and the relentless pursuit of productivity​​. These challenges underscore the necessity for HR professionals to be adept at navigating government policies, leveraging technology for competitive advantage, and fostering a culture of continuous improvement and efficiency.

The landscape is marked by a notable scarcity of talent, underscoring the urgency for HR departments to attract and retain top talent through compelling EVPs and innovative engagement strategies. Digital transformation and the integration of AI into HR processes demand a workforce that is not only technically proficient but also adaptable and continuously learning​​.

In larger organisations, HR professionals may find themselves specialising in specific HR functions, whereas in smaller entities, the expectation to handle a broad spectrum of HR tasks is more common. This distinction highlights the versatility and adaptability required in the HR profession.

Australia’s employment landscape in 2024 also reflects an increased emphasis on diversity and inclusion, requiring HR professionals to foster a workplace that celebrates and harnesses diversity for organisational success​​. Moreover, the advent of hybrid work models has made flexibility, work-life balance, and practical remote work management critical priorities for HR departments, ensuring that they remain attractive to current and prospective employees​​.

The opportunities for HR professionals in Australia are abundant, with sectors like technology, healthcare, and construction seeking skilled HR expertise to navigate the intricacies of talent management, regulatory compliance, and workforce development. The evolving landscape demands HR professionals who are strategic, proactive, and ready to embrace the challenges and opportunities of the future​.

Embark on your journey in Human Resources Management with 3CIR, where you will be equipped with the knowledge, skills, and insights to excel in this rewarding field, amidst the challenges and opportunities of Australia’s vibrant employment landscape.

Delivery Pathways

3CIR is an authorised third party of Asset College (RTO #31718). We provide the following methods of study in line with their policies:

OPTION 1 – Study Online

Our standard online delivery option allows you to complete one unit per month for up to 12 months. During this time, you will have regular contact with a dedicated trainer to assist you with your studies. We recommend dedicating 20-25 hours per week to ensure you get the most out of your learning experience.

Our accelerated learning option may suit those with prior knowledge, skills or qualifications. This option allows you to complete two monthly units for up to six months. To succeed in this intensive program, we recommend dedicating 30-40 hours per week to your studies.

Upon successful enrolment, you will be granted access to our interactive and user-friendly eLearning platform. Each unit includes reading materials and a series of assessment activities that can be completed at your own pace and convenience. Start the enrolment process now to take the first step towards your educational goals with 3CIR.

OPTION 2 – Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
If you already have skills and experience relevant to this qualification, you may be eligible for RPL and receive your qualification with little or zero additional study. Contact us or complete an RPL Assessment Form to determine the right option. Watch our video here.

OPTION 3 – Study Online at our Facilities
You can complete the same course online at our training partner’s facilities using their resources and equipment at no extra cost. 3CIR and/or our training partner will have staff available to provide additional support if required. Note: Subject to availability, bookings are essential.

OPTION 4 – Study in Class
Although we do not generally offer courses in class, we can schedule a 5 or 10-day face-to-face workshop for groups of 5 or more students. Note that there may be additional work required following the workshop. Please contact us for more information on this option.

Software and Technical Requirements

Welcome to 3CIR, your bridge to quality education. To ensure a seamless learning experience with us, we must understand and meet the technical requirements for our courses. The guidelines below provide the necessary information for setting up your device for optimal learning.

Essentials for Your Learning Journey

  1.     Hardware Specifications:

A contemporary computer system could be a PC, Mac, or tablet.
An inbuilt or external speaker and microphone for auditory activities.

  1.     Internet Connectivity:

An active internet connection is vital to access course materials, tutorials, and online resources. Please take a look at our detailed technical specs to know more about browser compatibility.

  1.     Software Specifications:

 Microsoft Office suite, including Word and PowerPoint. Alternatively, Mac or tablet users can utilize equivalent software.
For those relying on tablet applications, ‘Pages’ or similar apps can be used to create documents. However, please make sure you convert them to PDF format before submission.

Further Studies

After completing this qualification, you can explore further study through the following courses:

Payment Options

Choose the way you pay

Whether you’re studying online or obtaining your qualification through RPL, we provide several convenient options:

  • Direct Transfer
  • Credit
  • BPay
  • PayID
  • Paypal

Learn about your payment options or contact us today.

Payment Plans

Break down the cost of your qualification through our easy payment plan options.

PAYRIGHTPays your qualification upfront and creates a manageable plan spread over your nominated timeframe with fortnightly or monthly payment options.

AFTERPAY: Pay your fee over 6 weeks. No interest and no fees when you pay on time. This payment method has a maximum limit amount of $2000. Please let us know if you want to pay with AfterPay, and we will send you a personal link.

Frequently Asked Questions

Studying for a human resources diploma can provide you with an overview of HR practices and principles, as well as more specific knowledge in key areas such as employment law and labour relations. You’ll also develop important skills like communication, problem solving, and project management – all essential for success in any HR role.

Some jobs include working as a human resources manager, human resources consultant, or even a human resources coordinator. Basically, any occupation that requires the management and coordination of people would benefit from your skills and experience. In addition to this, many businesses now recognise the importance of having someone with strong HR background on staff, so this could give you an advantage when applying for jobs in other industries as well.

If you’ve worked in an HR or a similar position, consider pursuing Recognition of Prior learning, to save you time and money when obtaining a qualification. If you’re new to the field and want to get a handle on the subject, we offer flexible online study so you can learn at your own pace.

At every step of your qualification, our staff will be on hand to assist. From enrolment, and completing learning modules to graduation, we’ll offer support and guidance. We offer the same level of support to our RPL customers as well!

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Qualification Outcomes

The Diploma of Human Resources Management opens doors to various roles within the business and corporate world. Graduates find themselves well-prepared for positions where managing and understanding human capital is at the core. The career outcomes for those holding a Diploma of Human Resources Management are diverse and promising, reflecting HR professionals' integral role in the success and growth of businesses across various sectors.

Most Often Employed As:

  • Managers (23.5%) are pivotal in shaping an organisation's strategic direction and culture. They ensure that human resources strategies align with overarching business goals.
  • Clerical and Administrative Workers (23.2%) manage employee-related paperwork, recruitment processes, and administrative support for the HR department on a day-to-day basis.
  • Professionals (22.6%) engage in more specialised areas of HR, such as employee relations, compensation and benefits, and organisational development.

Top Industries Employing Graduates:

  • Accommodation and Food Services (13.3%) rely on HR professionals to manage a diverse workforce, often on a large scale, addressing recruitment, training, and employee relations.
  • Health Care and Social Assistance (12.8%) needs skilled HR managers to handle recruitment, compliance with health industry standards, employee retention, and development programs.
  • Financial and Insurance Services (11.6%) require HR professionals to attract, retain, and develop talent in a competitive landscape, ensuring a motivated and skilled workforce.

The evolving nature of the HR field means that roles such as Human Resources Manager, Human Resources Officer, Recruitment Consultant, and Workplace Relations Officer are in high demand. Skills in critical thinking, emotional intelligence, and managing recruitment and onboarding processes are highly valued in these roles. In Australia, there is a strong growth projection for HR roles, with a particular emphasis on positions like Training and Development Manager, Human Resources Officer, and Human Resources Manager​.

Human Resources Adviser 95%
Human Resources Officer 78%
Human Resources Consultant 93%
Human Resources Coordinator 80%
Human Resources Manager 100%
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