Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50615)

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

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 , an eligibility and student declaration form (PDF, 210KB) and a pre-training review and evaluation (PDF, 81KB). Students commencing courses on or after the 1st January 2015 will need to provide their USI. Download the USI information sheet (PDF, 44KB) . The USI Privacy Notice is also available here. Download USI Privacy Notice.

Why we developed this program

This qualification has been designed primarily for individuals who are already engaged in a fundamental HR role, administration staff responsible for HR procedures on a regular basis, and other line managers wishing to develop a comprehensive understanding of best practice across Human Resources Management. Typically, people in these roles would have responsibility for the work of other staff.

Who Should Attend

  • 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 no entry requirements for this qualification

Enrolment Requirements

As this qualification requires participants to apply and practice the new skills across an organisation, with access to different occupational groups and circumstances, and also to base their assessment solutions in a workplace environment, it is highly preferable that candidates are employed or otherwise engaged.

  • 18 years of age
  • Due to the practical nature of this course, it is highly recommend that participants are employed or otherwise engaged*
* Assessment assistance may be provided if this requirement cannot be met

Pathways into the qualification

Preferred pathways for participants considering this qualification include:

  • BSB41015 Certificate IV in Human Resources or other relevant qualifications; OR
  • with vocational experience in human resources management, but without formal qualifications

Pathways to completion 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 BSB60915 Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) or other advanced diploma qualifications.  Graduates with the Diploma of HR Management may become eligible for professional membership with the Australian Human Resources Institute. (Conditions apply.)

9 Units to be studied are:

  • BSBHRM501 Manage human resources services
  • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes
  • BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance-management processes
  • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
  • BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations
  • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements
  • BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
  • BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
  • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace

Workshop Delivery Schedule

  • 1 day per fortnight over 17 weeks


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

The assessments require access to specific HR documentation, 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) is available upon enrolment.

Course Fees

Full Fee Paying Students 2019
Victorian Chamber Member - $3,300
Non-Member - $3,950

Government Subsidised Places 2019*
2019 Tuition Fee  -  $2,300

Other Course Fees:

Concession Fees
Concession fees may be available (conditions apply)
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Payment must be received following the approval of your registration form to secure a place in a course. This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. 

Eligibility for a Government Subsidised Place under the Skill First Program 2018

To be eligible for government subsidised training, 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 of the course commencement; OR
  • Aged 20 years or over on 1st January in the year the course commencement, 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 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;
  • Undertake a maximum of two government subsidised courses at any one time;
  • Commence a maximum of two government subsidised courses at the same level in your lifetime

Eligibility exemptions for people under particular arrangements

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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 course overview

Course overview (PDF, 1.2MB)

Download a Participant Handbook

Participant Handbook (PDF, 612KB)

Types of evidence in support of applications for government subsidised training

Types of citizenship evidence

List of persons authorised to certify copies of original documents

Authorised persons to certify

How to register

Click 'Register' below to register online.

Alternatively, contact the Victorian Chamber on 8662 5333 for more information or download a Victorian Chamber accredited courses registration form . If you are applying for a government subsidised place, you must also complete, sign and submit the Eligibility and Student Declaration Form (PDF, 210KB).

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.

This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.

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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

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