Diploma of Human Resources Management


Advance your career as a human resources professional with our Diploma of Human Resources Management. This popular course addresses current business needs in human resources management, learning and development and employment services.

Be the expert in your office

Graduate with current skills and knowledge in this constantly changing field and be an asset to your existing employer. Our course is practical, hands-on and we offer an evening class delivery (so you can continue working and study at the same time).

Develop your skill base

You will acquire the fundamentals in human resources management and the management needs of workplaces. You will learn core knowledge and new skills to broaden your career path.

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 for you.

Industry connections and resources

You’ll learn from practitioners with extensive human resource experience. They’ll provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the industry, getting you ahead today and into the future.

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


Assessment consists of 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.

Local Students




Preston 6900610334




Business Management and Finance
03 9269 8400


Full-time: 6 months

Part-time: available

Class Schedule: *

Wed - PM and online learning environment

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

Modes of Delivery




Enquire now to find out if you are eligible for government funding and other forms of help paying for fees. The student tuition fees as published are correct at time of publication and subject to change given individual circumstances at enrolment. All enrolments excluding RPL/RCC and Higher Education incur an annual Amenities fee with a maximum cap of $250

Find out more on fees and charges

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.

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 Sessions.

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

  • February
  • July

Units Of Study

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

Related Downloads

Students may be eligible for Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding.