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Diploma of Human Resource Management

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  • Payment options:

    Payment plan
    Upfront payment

  • Duration:

    Maximum 18 months

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Open Colleges (RTO 90796)

  • Course fees:

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes:

    Human Resources Manager | Change Manager | Talent Manager | Human Resource Advisor | View all

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This course meets the Nationally Recognised Training standards. It is listed on the Australian government's National Register for Vocational Education and Training (VET). Studying this course leads to a qualification that's recognised throughout Australia, and lets employers know that you have the right skills for the job.

Course Rundown

About this course

Develop practical skills and deepen your understanding of HR with this Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50618) from Open Colleges. Perfect for those with some experience in human resources who want to progress in their career, this course prepares you for more senior roles.

Develop your management skills with training in recruitment, selection and induction processes, workforce planning, employee relations, separation and termination. The course covers a broad spectrum of skills that prepare you for the realities of senior HR roles, allowing you to step confidently into your next position.

With increasing demand for qualified candidates, there's never been a better time to boost your qualifications in human resources. This course is delivered completely online, meaning you can work through units at your own pace and fit your studies around your life and work commitments.


To be eligible to study this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:


You will need to have completed Year 12, or equivalent. Equivalency can be demonstrated by one of the following:

  • A qualification at Certificate III level or higher, OR
  • Two years of industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication.


To give yourself the best chance of success in this course it is recommended you follow the preferred pathway for this qualification:

  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources or other relevant qualification; OR
  • Have vocational experience in human resource management, but without formal qualifications.

Minimum age

You will need to be at least 18 years old.


This course involves reading learning content and undertaking a range of written assessments and engaging in online forums and discussions. Furthermore, the delivery mode relies on the extensive use of written communication. As such, entry to the course requires the successful completion of English to Year 12 level.

If you haven't successfully completed English at Year 12 level, you can demonstrate equivalency through one of the following:

  • Successful completion of a Nationally Recognised Training qualification at Certificate III level or higher; OR
  • 3 years relevant industry experience in a role that requires the use of written documentation and communication

Open Colleges recognises that not all people are able to read, write and perform calculations to the same standard. See the Language, Literacy and Numeracy Considerations section for more information on tools, resources and support services provided to by Open Colleges.


You will need access to a computer and the internet and have basic computing skills

Language, Literacy and Numeracy

Our free online assessment tool can help give you an idea of the language, literacy and numeracy skills needed to study a VET course. This tool can also help you determine your learning level and help you plan your future studies.

Areas of study

In this human resources course, subjects you may study include:

  • BSBHRM501 - Manage human resource services
  • BSBWRK510 - Manage employee relations
  • BSBHRM506 - Manage recruitment selection and induction
  • BSBWHS401 - Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBHRM512 - Develop and manage performance management processes
  • BSBLED501 - Develop a workplace learning environment
  • BSBHRM513 - Manage workforce planning
  • BSBHRM505 - Manage remuneration and employee benefits
  • BSBHRM507 - Manage separation or termination
Open Colleges Open Colleges is one of the largest private education providers in Australia. It offers a wide variety of courses, from leisure courses to vocational and higher education courses, many of which are government-accredited and employer-recognised. Most courses are delivered online or via blended learning, allowing you to work at your own pace and around your own schedule. Studying with Open Colleges is perfect for people with busy lifestyles, and those wishing to work and learn for themselves.
As a student of Open Colleges, you will have access to a range of student and administrative support options. Your course trainers are available via email, messaging and through your online course forums in OpenSpace. You will also have access to help with study skills such as time management, essay writing and referencing.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50618) from Open Colleges.

The course prepares you for the workplace, providing you with experience insights and industry knowledge. You'll be qualified to apply for senior human resources management role with this qualification.

Curious about where a career in human resources could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

Open Colleges offers two flexible payment models to help make studying more affordable:

Payment Option 1: Pay in weekly instalments

  • $83.89 per week (72 weekly repayments)
  • $100 deposit

Payment Option 2: Pay in full when you enrol and save 20% off the full price of $6,140

  • $4,912 upfront payment

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