Qualification details

BSB50607 - Diploma of Human Resources Management (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by BSB50613 - Diploma of Human Resources ManagementQualification structure revised to reflect broader application within a range of human resource roles and contexts. Total units increased from 8 to 9. Core units increased from 3 to 6. Elective units reduced from 5 to 3. 17/Mar/2013

ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 10/Mar/2009

Units of competency

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BSBLED502A - Manage programs that promote personal effectivenessManage programs that promote personal effectivenessN/A
BSBHRM509A - Manage rehabilitation or return to work programsManage rehabilitation or return to work programsN/A
BSBHRM507A - Manage separation or terminationManage separation or terminationN/A
BSBHRM504A - Manage workforce planningManage workforce planningN/A
BSBDIV501A - Manage diversity in the workplaceManage diversity in the workplaceN/A
BSBHRM501A - Manage human resources servicesManage human resources servicesN/A
BSBHRM505B - Manage remuneration and employee benefitsManage remuneration and employee benefitsN/A
BSBHRM502A - Manage human resources management information systemsManage human resources management information systemsN/A
BSBHRM503B - Manage performance management systemsManage performance management systemsN/A
BSBWRK509A - Manage industrial relationsManage industrial relationsN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 132311 Human Resource Manager 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1213-11 Human Resource Manager 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Human Resource Management,Local Government Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Human Resources Advisor,Grievance Officer (Workplace Relations),Human Resources Manager,Human Resources Consultant 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 132311 Human Resource Manager 03/Sep/2008 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 1213-11 Human Resource Manager 03/Sep/2008 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0803 Business And Management 03/Sep/2008 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History

Not applicable.



This qualification reflects the role of individuals who possess a sound theoretical knowledge base in human resources management and demonstrate a range of managerial skills to ensure that human resources functions are effectively conducted in an organisation or business area. Typically they would have responsibility for the work of other staff.

Job roles 

Job roles and titles vary across different industry sectors. Possible job titles relevant to this qualification include:

  • human resources adviser
  • human resources and change manager
  • human resources consultant
  • human resources manager
  • senior human resources officer.

Pathways Information

Qualification pathways 

Entry requirements 

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Pathways into the qualification 

Preferred pathways for candidates considering this qualification include:

  • BSB41007 Certificate IV in Human Resources or other relevant qualification


  • with vocational experience in human resources management, but without formal qualifications.

Pathways from the qualification 

  • BSB60407 Advanced Diploma of Management or other Advanced Diploma qualifications

Licensing/Regulatory Information

Licensing , legislative , regulatory or certification considerations 

There is no direct link between this qualification and licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements. However, where required, a unit of competency will specify relevant licensing, legislative and/or regulatory requirements that impact on the unit.

Entry Requirements

Not applicable.

Employability Skills Summary


BSB50607 Diploma of Human Resources Management 

The following table contains a summary of the employability skills required by industry for this qualification. The employability skills facets described here are broad industry requirements that may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

Employability skill 

Industry or enterprise requirements for this qualification include :


  • consulting with internal and external stakeholders
  • interviewing, counselling, negotiating and acting as an advocate for the organisation
  • questioning to clarify and evaluate information
  • writing in a range of styles to suit different audiences


  • treating team members with integrity, respect and empathy
  • working with others and clearly identifying the roles and responsibilities of the human resources team, line managers and external contractors


  • conducting cost-benefit analyses, determining salary packaging, and assessing and managing risk
  • generating a range of options to resolve human resources issues
  • identifying appropriate data-gathering techniques for training needs analyses
  • managing organisational change and diversity

Initiative and enterprise

  • being responsive to change and translating ideas into innovative solutions
  • promoting flexible work practices and encouraging diversity

Planning and organising

  • analysing strategic and operational plans in order to plan, deliver and evaluate the human resources service delivery or agreement
  • collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems


  • complying with all legislative and statutory requirements
  • planning own work, predicting consequences and identifying improvements
  • presenting a professional image when representing the organisation


  • designing training programs to meet staff or external client requirements
  • identifying and providing training support
  • mentoring and coaching others


  • selecting and using technology to record, track and retrieve information
  • selecting appropriate human resources systems
  • using electronic communication devices and processes, such as internet, intranet and email to produce written correspondence and reports
  • using technology to facilitate change, to assist the management of information and to assist the planning process

Packaging Rules

Packaging Rules 

Total number of units  = 8 

3 core units plus 

5 elective units 

3 of the elective units  must be selected from the elective units listed below.

2 elective units  may be selected from elective units listed below, from this Training Package or from any current accredited course or endorsed Training Package at this qualification level. 1 elective unit  may be selected from either a Certificate IV or Advanced Diploma qualification.

Elective units must be relevant to the work outcome, local industry requirements and the qualification level.

Core units 

BSBHRM501A Manage human resources services

BSBHRM503B Manage performance management systems

BSBHRM504A Manage workforce planning

Elective units 


BSBDIV501A Manage diversity in the workplace

Human resource management 

BSBHRM502A Manage human resources management information systems

BSBHRM505B Manage remuneration and employee benefits

BSBHRM506A Manage recruitment, selection and induction processes

BSBHRM507A Manage separation or termination

BSBHRM509A Manage rehabilitation or return-to-work programs

BSBHRM510A Manage mediation processes

Learning and development 

BSBLED502A Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness


BSBHRM511A Manage expatriate staff


BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Workplace relations 

BSBWRK509A Manage industrial relations