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Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320)

Learn how to keep pace with rapid change in the workplace with a diploma in human resource management.

Diploma

Qualification

2 years full-time

Duration

Every fortnight

Start Date

12

Units

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Learning Mode

$9600*

Fees

‘My Swinburne Online course has definitely given me so much more knowledge and enjoyment which I know has already added fulfilment to my life.’

John, Swinburne Online graduate

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As a Human Resources Manager, you’ll have a strong future ahead of you, with a 15.6% increase expected in the next five years.

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development. 

‘My Swinburne Online course has definitely given me so much more knowledge and enjoyment which I know has already added fulfilment to my life.’

John, Swinburne Online graduate

15.6% ▴

As a Human Resources Manager, you’ll have a strong future ahead of you, with a 15.6% increase expected in the next five years.

Our business faculty has received a five-star rating for learning engagement, student support and skills development. 

A Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) will give you the training you need to work as an HR professional in a variety of settings across the human resource sector. Your coursework will equip you with the knowledge and skills to manage and retain staff, meet the legal requirements of a HR role and to motivate and get the best out of your workforce.

This diploma requires that you first complete three units in Introductory Human Resources Management Skills to develop fundamental business knowledge. With these units completed, you can then embark on an additional nine units to graduate with your diploma. If you decide not to continue, you can exit from the introductory skills course with a Statement of Attainment.

Please note: If you complete the Course in Introductory Skills within six months, you gain automatic entry into the diploma. You will have two years from enrolment to complete the remaining units of the diploma. You are required to be self-directed in your learning and complete your coursework at a reasonable progression, so you can earn your qualification within this timeframe.

What will you learn?

  • Staff performance: Learn to effectively manage staff in any business environment.
  • Employee retention strategy: Develop innovative approaches to employee retention.
  • Employee relations: Manage employee relations and legal requirements of HR.
  • Performance Improvement: Develop workplace performance improvement strategies.

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Flexible study

What does flexible study mean for me?

Studying at Swinburne Online gives you the freedom to study how it suits you. Decide when and where it fits in with your life and tailor your study journey to your own needs. Get a world-class degree without giving up what’s important.

Flexible study at Swinburne Online

Set a study pace that work with what’s going on in your life. If you’re unsure about how much you can commit to, we can offer part-time options and the option of increasing your unit load as your progress. Interested in fast-tracking your studies? You also have the opportunity to complete up to 12 units per year.

You don’t have to put your life on hold to study. Prioritise what matters to you and fit study around family, work and personal commitments through a course that is flexibly designed for online learners.

Start when it suits. Swinburne Online offers multiple intake dates and flexible unit availability, so you can choose when you begin your studies or if you need to take a break.

Flexible study requires flexible support. As a Swinburne Online student, you’ll have support for extended hours, seven days a week, with Student Advisors available to help with anything from tech support to research advice and dedicated online tutors in each of your units.

Structure

Your course structure

The Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) consists of 12 units, including three Introductory Human Resources Skills units and nine Human Resource Management units.

This diploma requires that you first complete three units in Introductory Human Resources Skills to develop your foundational skills and knowledge. With the Introductory Skills Course complete, you gain automatic entry into the diploma.

This course includes both graded (scored between 50–100) and ungraded (Competent or Not Yet Competent) units. Where grading is applied, this occurs over and above the determination of competency. The inclusion of grading occurs to allow articulation into higher education programs.

Why study a diploma in human resource management with Swinburne Online? Our courses are at the forefront of industry and provide you with the practical skills to success come graduation. View all units in this diploma.

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How you'll learn

Learning designed for online

Your study journey with Swinburne Online is tailored to the digital space. You’ll study in a dynamic virtual classroom environment, interact with your peers in the custom-built social platform, and receive support at the times you need it from advisors who understand studying online.

Your online study journey

You’ll complete each of your units in Canvas, your online classroom, and guided through coursework by an online tutor with real-world experience in your field of study. Canvas is where you’ll access classes, assignments and discussion boards with your peers.

The Student Hub is your online campus, where you’ll access the support and resources to assist you throughout your study journey. From managing your course to technical support and library resources, you’ll find it all in one easy location.

Swinburne Online will be there for you each step of the way. From enrolment through to graduation, we offer extended, flexible support in each of your units and advisors to assist with anything from technical support to referencing and assignment tips.

Entry requirements

To ensure you have the best chance of successfully completing your diploma, you may enter this course if you meet any of the below criteria.

Have completed the following units (or equivalent competencies):

  • BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes
  • BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations
  • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes.
  • Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent.

OR

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

This course is not available to international students.

Fees

The estimated fee for this course is $9600*.

VET Student Loans are available to assist eligible students to pay their course fees.

Discover more information about VET fees and loans.

Course fees may change without notice and will be affected by a student’s unit selection and any credit awarded in recognition of previous academic experience.

This course is not available to international students.

Domestic students also contribute to student services and amenities via an annual fee.

Scholarships are available for both commencing and current students. You may be eligible for Swinburne Scholarships.

Career Outcomes

Advance your business career

The Diploma Human Resource Management (BSB50320) will help you meet the legal requirements of a HR role across a variety of industries. Your diploma won’t just prepare you with the skills you need today, we prepare you with the skills that will take you well into the future.

Lead employee engagement initiatives and plan activities concerned with staff selection, training and development.

Provide administration services for the recruitment and employment of staff.

Promoting new business initiatives among employees to ensure the business can meet objectives.

Attract candidates to an organisation and match them to the position that will best fit them and the business’s needs.

Oversee the working environment and employee conditions of an organisation to maximise effective business practices.

Accreditations

The Diploma of Human Resource Management (BSB50320) is nationally accredited with the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA) and recognised by Registered Training Organisations (RTO) and Universities across Australia.

Testimonial

‘Studying online is enabling me to balance my study with my parenting responsibilities.’

Justin

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