BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management

25 August 2022 - 2 February 2023


BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management

25 August 2022 - 2 February 2023

Working in HR? Develop a comprehensive understanding of best practice in HR management and how to apply this in your workplace.

Do you want to develop a comprehensive understanding of human resources to progress your career? The Victorian Chamber’s Diploma of Human Resource Management training will give you the knowledge and hands-on skills that you need being a proficient, savvy HR Professional.  

Why train with the Victorian Chamber?

Thousands of Victorians choose to upskill with us. Here’s a few reasons why:

  • Our practical coursework allows you to immediately implement the learnings in your current job, with assessment tasks based around the work environment.
  • We facilitate connection between students through a range of options to suit student needs and availability, including regular coffee catch-ups.

We conduct our in-person courses in our conveniently located Melbourne offices on 150 Collins Street, a short walk from Flinders Street Station.

This allows us to bring together a diverse class of students in a COVIDSafe environment. We know some people can achieve better outcomes when learning face-to-face, which is why we continue to provide in-person training when possible. We often see that our students attending our in-person training courses benefit from:

  • Effective communication with the trainer
  • Robust conversation with other students
  • Easier platform to ask questions


Read what some of our past students thought about the course



The Victorian Chamber’s Diploma is delivered by Trainers that are currently working in the Industry and have been doing so for many years.

Di Pierce, pictured below, is one of our trainers responsible for delivering our Diploma of Human Resource Management. Di is an engaging coach and trainer/facilitator with over 20 years’ experience in Leadership, Human Resources and Career Development Advisor.

“Di was engaging, informative, entertaining and overall a great teacher!”

- Past Diploma of Human Resource Management student



How to register for the Diploma of Human Resource Management


Important changes relating to delivery during COVID-19 (PDF)

If you wish to apply for a government subsidised place on this course you must contact Victorian Chamber on 03 8662 5333 or download and complete a Registration form (PDF), an eligibility and student declaration form (Word), and a pre-training review and evaluation (PDF). Students commencing courses on or after the 1st January 2015 will need to provide their USI. Download the USI information sheet (DOC) and the USI Privacy Notice (PDF)

How to register

Click the ‘Register’ button on this page to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form (PDF). If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF).

People with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Students participating in this program should note that they may be contacted and requested to participate in a National Centre for Vocational Education Research survey or a Department-endorsed project or audit or review.

All eligible Government subsidised students in a traineeship or non-traineeship course must have and maintain residency in Victoria for the duration of their course.


This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.


Nationally Recognised Training


Course Details

Who should attend the Diploma of Human Resource Management
  • Human Resources Assistant / Coordinator / Administrator
  • Human Resources Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Experienced managers who are already managing the HR function in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals requiring formal HR management qualifications for promotion or other employment opportunities
Entry requirements

There are compulsory entry requirements for this qualification, therefore entry to this qualification is limited to those who:

  • Have completed the following four units (or equivalent competencies):
    • BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes;
    • BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations;
    • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding; and
    • BSBHRM417 Support human resources functions and processes.


  • Have two years equivalent full-time relevant work experience.

Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent, as follows (from the 2013, 2015, 2018 and other year versions of the Training Package):


Entry requirements current unit (2020) Equivalent unit (2015) Equivalent unit (2013) or earlier
(accepted with current CV)
BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes BSBHRM403 Support performance management process

BSBHRM403A Support performance -management processes

BSBHRM403B Support performance -management processes

BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations BSBWRK411 Support employee and industrial relations procedures BSBWRK411A Support employee and industrial relations procedures
BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff BSBHRM405A Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
BSBHRM417 Support human resources functions and processes BSBHRM404 Review human resource functions BSBHRM404A Review human resources functions


Meeting the entry requirements

Prior to any enrolment procedures, the participant must first complete and submit the Addressing the Entry Requirements Form (available from the website here or Training Coordinator). The trainer/assessor must provide a timely decision so the Training Coordinator can inform the participant if their enrolment process can start or not.

All the documents provided must be certified or signed and dated, respectively; relevant employer contact details are required in support of Option 2. Victorian Chamber may contact the issuer of your certification documentation or your listed relevant employer to confirm authenticity of your documents and claims.

Option 1

Upon enrolment, the participants must provide evidence of the required completed units, including Statements of Attainment or certification documentation including Transcripts of Results, or a full USI extract.

Evidence of completion of the units listed in the last column above, must be accompanied by a CV to demonstrate currency of knowledge and skills.

Evidence of completion of other similar units or units no longer current (from earlier versions of the training package eg 2009 and older) cannot be accepted for this purpose, but they may be used in support of Option 2.

Option 2

The participants who have not completed the required units (or equivalent) previously, must complete and provide a free form Work Statement in which to demonstrate / confirm routine use of each of the required units for 2 years equivalent full-time in the last 4-5 years or provide a current Job Description demonstrating the same; all of them must also provide a current CV and work references contact details.

A combination of Option 1 and Option 2 may be possible, where there is evidence of prior completion of one or more of the compulsory units, but not all, supplemented by a CV, Job Description or Work Statement, as applicable.

Meeting the compulsory entry requirements will be checked at enrolment, prior to the Pre-training Review or other necessary checks being conducted. A person who is not meeting the entry requirements cannot be enrolled into this qualification

Digital literacy

The participant needs to have the basic ability to

  • Use technology confidently
  • find, use, and critically evaluate information
  • communicate, collaborate and participate in online environments.
  • manage their online identity as well as their personal security and privacy
  • create online content, not just consume it.
Enrolment Requirements

As this qualification requires participants to apply and practice their new skills within an organisational context, with access to different organisation documents, stakeholders and circumstances, and also to base their assessment solutions in a workplace environment, it is strongly recommended that participants are employed or otherwise engaged in a HR management or related role.

Assessment assistance may be provided, if this is not possible, including access to virtual business and case studies.

Participants must be over 18 years of age.

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include:

  • with a Certificate IV in Human Resources or other relevant qualifications; OR
  • with vocational experience in human resource management, but without formal qualifications

Participants seeking entry based upon their vocational experience or for workplace-based traineeships enrolment should generally be in job roles including:

  • Human Resource Assistant
  • Human Resource Officer
  • Payroll Officer
  • Experienced managers who are already managing the HR function in an organisation and wish to have their skills formally recognised
  • Individuals requiring formal HR management qualifications for promotion or other employment opportunities
Pathways to completions and further studies

Pathways to completion of this qualification include:

  • Course attendance and assessment
  • RPL / Credit Transfer for partial or full qualification
  • A combination of the above

Units completed in this program may be credited towards other qualifications through a national recognition process.

After achieving this qualification participants may undertake the Advanced Diploma of Human Resource Management or other similar or higher-level qualifications.

12 units to be studied are:
Core Units (7)
  • 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
  • BSBHRM525 Manage recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBHRM528 Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits
  • BSBHRM529 Coordinate separation and termination processes
Elective Units – Group B
  • BSBCRT511 Develop critical thinking in others
  • BSBTWK501 Lead diversity and inclusion
Workshop delivery schedule

There are 12 face to face workshops scheduled for delivery one day (7 hours) per fortnight over 23-24 weeks (6 months).


Assessment tasks must be submitted within twelve months from the last unit delivery date. This schedule allows for a reasonable time for workplace practice and assessment preparation. Participants should allow approximately 10 hours per week to complete the self-directed learning and assessment tasks.

The assessment tasks for the units in this qualification require participation in complex projects, as well as access to workplace documentation used to document and manage projects and to a number of project stakeholders. Therefore, workplace application is desirable to ensure that competency to the standard required by this industry sector has been attained.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Transfer is available upon enrolment.

Course fees

Full Fee Paying Students  2022
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,600
Non-Member - $4,450

Government Subsidised Places 2022
2021 Tuition Fee  -  $2,600

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
Click here for Concession Fees

Payment Instalments Schedule – BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management


Initial Payment (Registration)


(one month post course commencement


(one month following P1)


(one month following P2)


(one month following P3)


(one month following P3)

Govt Funded (GF) $2,600







Full Fee Member (M) $3,600







Full Fee Non-Member (NM) $4,400







Payment Requirements

For important details about the payment requirements applicable to your enrolment, including individual paying students, employer paid enrolments, direct debit and course fee instalments payment requirements, please click here.

Eligibility for Skills First Government Subsidised Training 2022

To be eligible for the Skills First government subsidised training entitlement, applicants must be:

  • An Australian citizen; or a holder of a permanent visa; or a New Zealand citizen; AND
  • A resident of Victoria for the duration of the course; AND
  • Aged 18-19 (i.e. under 20) years of age on 1st January in the year the course commences; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commences, and you are enrolling in a qualification that is at a higher level than your highest qualification held (‘upskilling’);

Other eligibility criteria

In addition to meeting the above requirements, an individual is only eligible to:

  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses in a calendar year, including if one of the subsidised courses you’re enrolled in is scheduled to commence later in the year;
  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two Skills First government subsidised courses at the same level in their lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular government initiatives and programs

For details about possible eligibility exemptions under different government initiatives please click here (PDF).

Pre-training review

Part of the enrolment process, Victorian Chamber must conduct a Pre-Training Review of current competencies including language, literacy and numeracy skills.

The Pre-Training Review must:

  1. identify any competencies previously acquired (Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL), Recognition of Current Competency (RCC) or Credit Transfer);
  2. ascertain the most appropriate qualification for each student to enrol in, including consideration of the likely job outcomes from the development of new competencies and skills; and
  3. ascertain that the proposed learning strategies and materials are appropriate for each participant

Participants are required to download and complete the  Pre-training review and evaluation and submit it together with the Registration Form and any other necessary documents. Feedback will be provided within two weeks from your course Registration being approved.

Download the Diploma of Human Resource Management overview
Download a Participant Handbook
Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

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