Qualification details

BSB60907 - Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) (Release 5)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to BSB60915 - Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)Updated to meet Standards for Training Packages 24/Mar/2015

ReleaseRelease date
5 (this release) 13/Apr/2013
(View details for release 4) 18/Mar/2013
(View details for release 3) 18/Dec/2012
(View details for release 2) 28/Nov/2011
(View details for release 1) 10/Mar/2009

Units of competency

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BSBRSK501B - Manage riskManage riskSupersededElective
BSBFIM601A - Manage financesManage financesSupersededElective
BSBMGT605B - Provide leadership across the organisationProvide leadership across the organisationSupersededCore
BSBWHS605A - Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systemsDevelop, implement and maintain WHS management systemsSupersededElective
BSBMGT616A - Develop and implement strategic plansDevelop and implement strategic plansSupersededCore
BSBINN601B - Manage organisational changeManage organisational changeSupersededCore
BSBMGT615A - Contribute to organisation developmentContribute to organisation developmentSupersededCore
PSPPROC607A - Manage strategic contractsManage strategic contractsSupersededElective
BSBMGT617A - Develop and implement a business planDevelop and implement a business planSupersededElective
BSBRKG601B - Define recordkeeping frameworkDefine recordkeeping frameworkSupersededElective
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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 411 Advanced Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Human Resource Management,Local Government Administration 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Human Resources Manager,Human Resources Director 

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 411 Advanced Diploma 10/Mar/2009 
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Modification History



Release 5

This version first released with BSB07 Business Training Package Version 8.1

Typographical error - Amendment made to Qualification code (from BSB50607 to BSB50613) under Pathways Information.

Release 4

This version first released with BSB07 Business Services Training Package Version 8.0.

Amendment made to Qualification code (from BSB50607 to BSB50613) under Pathways Information.

Release 3

New release of this Qualification with BSB07 Business Services Training Package version 7.0.

BSBOHS elective unit updated with the BSBWHS unit and imported elective units updated with the most current equivalent.

Release 2

New release of this Qualification with BSB07 Business Services Training Package version 6.0.

Outdated advice removed.

Unit codes updated.

Release 1

Initial release of this Qualification.


This qualification reflects the role of individuals who provide leadership and strategic direction in the human resources activities of an organisation. They analyse, design and execute judgements using wide-ranging technical, creative, conceptual or managerial competencies. Their knowledge base may be highly specialised or broad within the human resources field. These individuals are often accountable for group outcomes and for the overall performance of the human resources function of an organisation.

Job roles 

  • Human Resources Director
  • Human Resources Strategist
  • National, Regional or Global Human Resources Manager.

Pathways Information

Pathways into the qualification 

Candidates may enter the qualification through a number of entry points including:

  • BSB50613 Diploma of Human Resources Management or other relevant qualification/s


  • with substantial vocational experience in human resources management but without a formal qualification.

Examples of indicative job roles for candidates seeking entry based upon their vocational experience include:

  • Human Resources Advisor
  • Human Resources and Change Manager
  • Human Resources Consultant
  • Human Resources Manager
  • Senior Human Resources Officer.

This breadth of expertise would equate to the competencies required to undertake this qualification.

Pathways from the qualification 

After achieving this qualification candidates may choose to undertake qualifications at a higher education level.

Licensing/Regulatory Information

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

There are no entry requirements for this qualification.

Employability Skills Summary

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/enterprise requirements for this qualification include: 


  • consulting, questioning, clarifying and evaluating information
  • interpreting customer needs
  • negotiating budgets and plans and then re-developing as required to meet organisational needs
  • negotiating with internal and external stakeholders
  • utilising excellent interpersonal skills, and producing a wide range of reports and making presentations as required


  • briefing various personnel on their roles and responsibilities regarding the implementation of the marketing plan
  • coordinating resources and developing systems to manage team and individual performance
  • defining performance measures and working collaboratively with team members
  • identifying performance gaps and taking remedial action for underperformance


  • collecting and analysing data
  • comparing and contrasting data
  • conducting situational analyses
  • developing and managing risk and contingency plans
  • developing strategies for improvement
  • performing cost benefit analyses, budgeting, assessing and managing risk

Initiative and enterprise

  • evaluating and improving market performance
  • identifying strengths and opportunities within organisation’s projected capabilities and resources

Planning and organising

  • managing human resources strategic planning
  • collecting, collating and analysing information using appropriate workplace business systems
  • developing customer acquisition and retention strategies
  • developing systems that are flexible and responsive to changing circumstances
  • evaluating processes and making changes as required
  • planning and managing resource acquisition and deployment within budgetary constraints
  • planning for contingencies


  • applying discretion and judgement within complex environments
  • managing own time and performance
  • using judgement in planning and in selecting and allocating resources
  • working within organisational policies and procedures and legislative requirements


  • coaching and mentoring others to acquire new knowledge and skills
  • providing learning and development opportunities


  • creating presentations using a range of media
  • using computerised systems, software and telecommunication devices
  • using technology to assist with the management of information and to assist the planning process
  • using technology to record and generate ideas

Packaging Rules

Total number of units = 8 

6 core units  plus 

2 elective units 

The 2 elective units  may be selected from the elective units listed below, or any currently endorsed Training Package or accredited course at the same qualification level. If not listed below, 1 elective unit  may be selected from a Diploma qualification.

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

Core units 

BSBDIV601A Develop and implement diversity policy

BSBHRM602B Manage human resources strategic planning

BSBINN601B Manage organisational change

BSBMGT605B Provide leadership across the organisation

BSBMGT615A Contribute to organisation development

BSBMGT616A Develop and implement strategic plans

Elective units 


BSBCOM603C Plan and establish compliance management systems

Financial Management 

BSBFIM601A Manage finances

Information Management 

BSBINM601A Manage knowledge and information


BSBMGT608C Manage innovation and continuous improvement

BSBMGT617A Develop and implement a business plan


BSBMKG609A Develop a marketing plan


BSBRKG601B Define recordkeeping framework

Risk Management 

BSBRSK501B Manage risk


BSBSUS501A Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability

Work Health and Safety 

BSBWHS605A Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems

Imported Units 

PSPGOV602B Establish and maintain strategic networks

PSPPROC607A Manage strategic contracts