Course Description

This is a practical, hands-on course that develops knowledge, skills and professional practice for a human resources (HR) career. You’ll learn workforce planning strategies, HR systems and compliance issues, performance management systems, and organisational culture and change.

Students may already have technical qualifications but need additional management skills to advance their careers. If you have previous experience in an HR role, or substantial experience in a non-HR role, the course is ideal to help further develop your career.

The Diploma of Human Resources Management provides students with comprehensive knowledge and skills in HR management processes. Core units cover human resources services, performance management systems, recruitment and workforce planning, while the electives at Swinburne cover remuneration and employee benefits, separation or termination and organisational change.

The course is interactive, which is typical of most positions in HR. Your teachers will be looking for your involvement in face-to-face class time and will challenge you with project work. Industry interactions form a fundamental part of the course as well as the availability of a one-year paid student membership to the Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) for all students.

Tuition Fees

Australian Fee Paying (AFP): $7,740 total course cost.Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $5,150 total course cost.


0.5 years full time, 1 year part time

Starting dates

March, August

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 58.6% (national average 57.5%)
Improved skills: 78.8% (national average 79.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 80.5% (national average 78.3%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from Swinburne University of Technology. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Business & Management undergraduate courses at Swinburne University of Technology had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 76.3% (national average 74.8%)
Studying full time: 10.1% (national average 11.4%)
Median full time salary: $58,000 (national average $55,000)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

Swinburne University of Technology Code: BSB50615

Entry Requirements