BSB50320 - Diploma of Human Resource Management

Duration18 - 24 months
Next intakeJanuary, 2024
Study modeOnline
Total units12
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If you want to extend your knowledge and skills in the field of human resources (HR), this course is for you. The Diploma of Human Resources Management will give you the tools to manage staff and prepare you for the next step in your career.

This qualification reflects the role of individuals working in a variety of roles within the human resources sector. The job roles that relate to this qualification may include Human Resources Consultant, Human Resources Advisor and Human Resources Business Partner.

Responsibilities are likely to be determined at a workplace level. Some smaller organisations may require employees to work across all aspects of human resources. In larger organisations, individuals may coordinate a single human resources function.

This is a nationally recognised accredited course.

Between our reputation for learning, teaching and research, our renowned online education offering, and our status as Australia’s largest regional university, rest assured you will get a world-class education when you choose CQUniversity.

In just 25 years, CQUniversity has achieved some amazing feats and emerged as one of Australia’s truly great universities. We have been ranked among the best in the world for our teaching and learning, and are internationally recognised for our focus on Social Innovation. Our graduates are some of the most sought-after in Australia, due to our reputation for work integrated learning and industry-aligned courses, and experience some of the nation’s best graduate outcomes in terms of full-time employment and starting salary. CQUni is also regarded as the nation’s most inclusive and engaged university, with our award-winning academic and research staff making a real impact on the communities and industries we serve.

A pioneer in online study, CQUniversity has more than two decades of experience providing high quality online learning experiences across the country and even internationally. We work hard to deliver the latest techniques in online study, and have even planned our physical sites to provide more services to our widespread online study cohort.

CQUniversity is truly focused on our students’ needs, and that means responding to what, how and where they want to study. It is why we are now Australia’s largest regional university, with more than 20 metropolitan and regional locations across five states, delivering TAFE and university qualifications in on-campus, online and supported online modes to more than 30 000 students.

CQUniversity’s strong focus on student experience ensures that you are prepared and supported on your student journey. Support services include on-campus or online orientation to assist your transition into university life, course and career advice, financial support options, study support, ongoing assistance through the Student Mentor program, counselling services, support for students with disability or medical conditions, Indigenous student support and more.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities include: Human Resources Consultant, Human Resource Advisor, Human Resources Coordinator, Human Resources Manager, Payroll Team Leader, or Payroll Manager.

Structure & Availability

Standard Course Structure


18 - 24 months


Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBWHS411Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs
BSBHRM521Facilitate performance development processes
BSBHRM522Manage employee and industrial relations
BSBHRM523Coordinate the learning and development of teams and individuals
BSBHRM524Coordinate workforce plan implementation
BSBHRM527Coordinate human resource functions and processes
BSBOPS504Manage business risk

Group A Electives - Human Resources

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBHRM525Manage recruitment and onboarding
BSBHRM526Manage payroll
BSBHRM528Coordinate remuneration and employee benefits

Group B Electives - Transferable Skills

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBCMM511Communicate with influence
BSBLDR523Lead and manage effective workplace relationships

Unspecified Electives

Unit CodeUnit Name
BSBCMM412Lead difficult conversations

Standard Course Structure

January, 2023Online
February, 2023Online
March, 2023Online
April, 2023Online
May, 2023Online
June, 2023Online
July, 2023Online
August, 2023Online
September, 2023Online
October, 2023Online
November, 2023Online
December, 2023Online
January, 2024Online
February, 2024Online
March, 2024Online
April, 2024Online
May, 2024Online
June, 2024Online
July, 2024Online
August, 2024Online
September, 2024Online
October, 2024Online
November, 2024Online
December, 2024Online

This course has no residential schools.


Completion of the bksb (Basic Key Skills Builder) online literacy and numeracy assessment prior to enrolment, unless the student has completed an equal or higher level course.

Entry into this qualification is limited to those who:

Have two years of equivalent full-time relevant work experience; or

Have completed the following four (4) units (or equivalent competencies):

  • BSBHRM411 Administer performance development processes;
  • BSBHRM412 Support employee and industrial relations;
  • BSBHRM415 Coordinate recruitment and onboarding; and
  • BSBHRM417 Support human resource functions and processes.

Note: Equivalent competencies are predecessors to these units, which have been mapped as equivalent. These units are part of the BSBSS00105 Human Resources Foundations Skill Set.

Fees & Scholarships

2023 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$8,376
Fee for service per unit$698

2024 Indicative Fees

Fee TypeFees
Fee for service$8,880
Fee for service per unit$740
RPL Fee for service per Unit$370

Please refer to the VET student fees price lists, eligibility criteria applies for subsidised funding. If you are unsure please call us on 13 27 86. The 2023 VET Student Loan Cap for this course is $11,191. VET Student Loans can be used to pay for all or part of an eligible student’s Tuition Fees. VET Student Loans is an Australian Government loan scheme to assist eligible students studying diploma level and above qualifications to pay their tuition fees. A VET Student Loan gives rise to a HELP debt that continues to be a debt due to the Commonwealth until it is paid. Please refer to VET Student Loan for details and eligibility.

At CQUniversity, we believe higher education should be for everyone. No matter your situation, we know that everyone needs a helping hand from time to time, and we are proud to offer a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and stipends.
Our scholarships could help you pay for things like relocation, living on campus, laptops and technology, childcare, study and living expenses, travel and more. 

How to apply

Step 1: Get a Unique Student Identifier (USI)

Visit to create a USI or find an existing one.

Step 2: Prepare your eligibility documentation

So that we can assess your application and eligibility for Government funding options, you’ll need to upload documentation as part of your application. This includes proof of your:

  • Queensland Residency and Date of Birth. (e.g. Queensland Driver’s License photo must be of the back and front of the license)
  • Australian or New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency (e.g. Medicare Card or Birth Certificate)
  • Concession eligibility, if applicable (e.g. concession card)

For further information on eligible documentation, visit Apply for TAFE Certificates and Diplomas.

To fast-track your application, make sure you provide a clear photo showing all the information and upload it with your application.

Step 3: Apply Online

Our easy-to-use online application system will guide you through the process of applying for a TAFE course. If you need help along the way, call us on 13 27 86.

Click on the Apply button below to start your application.