Study Human Resources

Potential Career Outcomes

Some potential occupations include:

These occupations require a qualification assessed as comparable to the education level of an Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Bachelor degree or higher degree and in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation to have a positive skills assessment.

Course overview

A qualification in human resource would allow you to work as a human resource professional. A human resource professional plans and evaluate staff recruitment, assists in resolving workplace disputes and may be involved in negotiations with employers and unions on issues such as employment salary and work conditions.

In Australia, there are many courses you can take to start your career in human resource. Australia offers courses both at the vocational training level across to higher education. In these courses you will be exposed to topics such as:

  • Human Resource Services
  • Recruitment
  • Workforce Planning
  • Payroll
  • Diversity in Workplace
  • Mediation
  • Performance-Management Processes
  • Employee Relations
Graduate Outcomes
  • In general, a human resource professional earns $1662 per week.
  • A human resource manager earns on average $2464 per week.
  • It is expected that there will be strong employment growth in this industry.
  • 81% of human resource professionals work full-time. This is more than the national average.
  • Age: average age is 44 years.
  • Gender: 57% of workers are female.
Common Course Requirements
  • Completion of secondary education
  • Meet English proficiency (Usually at least IELTS 5.5 overall for Vocational courses, or 6.5 for University courses)
Related Courses

Some related courses include:

  • Certificate IV in Human Resources

Duration: 22-52 weeks
Intake: Monthly
Cost: $3,800 – $15,500
Locations:  Most cities throughout Australia

  • Diploma of Human Resources Management
    Duration: 20-104 weeks
    Intake: Monthly
    Cost: $3,600 – $28,670
    Locations: Most cities throughout Australia
  • Bachelor of Human Resources Management
    Duration: 152 -204 weeks
    Intake: February, July
    Cost: $25,000 – $40,000 per year
    Locations: Most cities throughout Australia

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