Diploma of Human Resources Management

Advance your career as a human resources professional with Melbourne Polytechnic’s Diploma of Human Resources Management. This popular course addresses current business needs in human resources management, learning and development and employment services. Our evening class delivery model allows you to work and study at the same time.


Be the expert in your office

Graduate with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in this constantly changing field and be an asset to your existing employer. Open up your human resources management career opportunities with this practical, hands-on Diploma.

Developing your skill base across a wide range of business functions

The course provides you with the fundamentals in Human Resources Management and covers the management needs of most workplaces. You’ll learn the core knowledge and skills to enhance your work experience.

If you have little or no vocational experience, but possess sound theoretical business skills and knowledge, this course will create further educational and employment opportunities.

Industry connections and resources

You’ll learn from practitioners with extensive Human Resources backgrounds from a variety of organisations. They’ll provide you with an in-depth understanding of the Human Resources industry and the knowledge required to be a success within it.

Employment outcomes

You will be qualified to work as:

  • human resources advisor
  • human resources manager
  • change manager
  • human resources consultant
  • human resources manager
  • senior human resources officer


We will use various forms of assessment, including assignments, demonstrations, project work, role-playing and simulations, case studies, and tests.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You can seek RPL where your work or qualifications of an advanced and related nature have been undertaken. Academic Credit is granted on a case-by-case basis, according to our Academic Credit policy and associated procedures. Applications for Academic Credit will be assessed by relevant Melbourne Polytechnic academics and where appropriate, industry experts.


For any additional information on the Diploma of Human Resources Management, please contact an Education and Careers Advisor (ECA), on 03 9269 8400, or by email.

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Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: available

Class Schedule: *

Tue - AM and PM
Wed - AM and PM

**Classes run across these days and times. Detailed timetable information is available from an Education and Career Advisor

Modes of Delivery



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Entrance Requirements

There are no prerequisites for this course. We expect you to have an educational level that will enable the achievement of the objectives. We encourage you to attend one of Melbourne Polytechnic's Information Nights.

Assessment Methods

Various forms of assessment may be used including assignments, demonstrations, project work, role playing and simulations, case studies, and tests.


We will provide online materials and resources. You may be required to purchase additional textbooks and notes. We will confirm this at enrolment.

Pathways to further study

Successful completion of this course will enable you to enrol in the Bachelor of Business.

Career Pathways

Your human resources career starts here. With further study and/or work experience, you’ll be able to climb the HR management ladder or to specialise in particular areas of HR management. This fundamental qualification is highly valued by employers for roles in office, business and department management.

Enrolment Intake

  • Ongoing
  • February
  • July
  • Midyear

Units Of Study

The Units of Study listed below have been approved for VET FEE-HELP. You may be required to undertake additional Units of Study in order to obtain the qualification. You will need to determine your particular combination of Units of Study with the department.

The hours displayed are nominal, actual classroom hours delivered may differ. Please contact the department for the latest student contact hours information.

Code Subjects Hours
BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services 60
BSBHRM502 Manage human resource management information systems 60
BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits 60
BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes 60
BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination 50
BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes 60
BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning 60
BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements 50
BSBWRK510 Manage employee relations 80

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.