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Which human resource course would you like to study?

With recent changes to the way we work, human resource professionals are in demand more than ever.

If you’re looking for a career with great future growth potential, you’re on the right track. Your human resource qualification from Monarch Institute will help you stand out of the crowd. It’s also a great way to step up if you’re already in the industry. AND we’re one of the few VET providers with the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) accreditation. This means our course has been assessed by AHRI and the content is deemed essential HR skills and knowledge.

Not sure which course is right for you? Get in touch today.


Human resources courses

Monarch Institute’s Diploma of Human Resource Management and Certificate IV in Human Resource Management offer the skills and knowledge to get your foot in the door of this ever-growing industry. And with rolling enrolments, you can start at anytime. Without tricky prerequisites. That’s because we get it. We know what it’s like to be working in human resources – our trainers are current industry professionals who share their passion for the industry with you.

You’ll learn from Terrena Hooper, who worked across government, retail, aged care, hospitals, mining, education, hospitality, facilities management and, most recently, change management associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. Terrena and her team will help make sure that you graduate with real-world skills – not just a piece of paper. Whether you’re changing careers or stepping up in your organisation, you’ll love studying with Monarch Institute.

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Human Resources Course FAQs

  • Should I study my HR course online?

    If you want flexibility to learn at your own pace, if you need more time to grasp new concepts, if you want to move through the course at an accelerated pace, if you want the option to study when and where it suits you, if you are unable to attend face-to-face classes, if you want access to supportive trainers (video calls, email, telephone, webinars) who will respond within 24 hours, if you want access to peer support through a closed Facebook group, then Monarch’s online self-paced study model will work for you.

  • What is the best course to start a career in HR?
    Our Diploma of Human Resource Management is a great starting point for anyone looking to accelerate their HR career.
    Once you have a Diploma of Human Resource Management you will be well placed to apply for roles in any of the functional areas of HR including: HR Operational, HR Strategic, Organisational Design and Work Health and Safety.
    Or you can use your Diploma as a pathway into futher education to continue your study and progress along your career path.
  • Why study human resources?
    As the business world is constantly changing, so are the needs of businesses and the types of human resources (HR) services required to meet those needs.
    If you are new to the world of HR, our Diploma of Human Resource Management will provide you with a comprehensive understanding of the roles, responsibilities and services that a HR team takes on within an organisation. If you are an experienced HR practitioner, you will be able to extend your learning and challenge yourself to add value to your organisation in your HR role.
  • Which course is best for becoming a HR manager?
    Our Diploma of Human Resource Management is a great starting point for anyone looking to become a HR Manager. You will gain skills and knowledge in all of the key HR functions including:
    – how to build a workforce plan model
    – enterprise risk management models
    – how to develop effective relationships
    – how to think criticallyand develop innovative solutions
    – basic recruitment and induction processes
    – how to facilitate learning and development to get the most of your employees
    – how to manage performance development
    – the termination and separation process and
    – enterprise bargaining negotiations.
  • Is a HR course difficult?
    A Diploma level qualification under the Australian Qualifications Framework is designed to provide students with specialised knowledge and skills for skilled/paraprofessional work and/or further learning.
    Hence, the Diploma of Human Resource Management requires students to demonstrate a broad range of cognitive, technical and communication skills including the ability to:
    – analyse information to complete a range of activities
    – provide and transmit solutions to sometimes complex problems
    – transmit information and skills to others
    Read more about AQF levels and the AQF levels criteria here:
  • How long does it take to bcome a human resources manager?

    If you would like to be fully qualified to work as a human resource manager, take the Diploma of Human Resources Management course. Depending on your pace and the amount of time you are able to allocate to your studies, the diploma can be completed in one to two years. There’s no minimum though!

Industry insights

Human Resources insights
Employment/positions projection 13.1% growth to 2026
Earnings (average full time weekly) $1,732
Full time vs part time 81% full time

Human resources insights

Human Resources is a diverse profession. The skills you pick up when you study HR can be applied to any workplace, in all kinds of industries. The stats show that most of us switch jobs about every three years and with recent changes to the way we work many workplaces are facing challenges they’ve never seen before. And HR Managers and Workforce Planners are more in demand than ever to help manage this.

Human resources trends

In Australia, the range and type of human resources roles are growing as our economy adjusts to a work from home environment and experiences a digital transformation.
Human resource managers are needed for roles such as:

  • change management
  • mergers and acquisitions
  • creation of new roles
  • managing staffing challenges

Trends show that roles in HR are set to increase by 13.1% to 2026. You’ll be looking at about $1,732 for a full-time weekly position, depending on your type of role. With 81% of roles being full time, this is also set to change with the way we are adapting to working from home.

Your next steps

Looking for a way to boost your skills in your current role? Or are you keen to get into the HR industry? Monarch Institute’s Diploma of Human Resources Management is completely flexible and packed with practical challenges that’ll leave you job-ready from day one. Or check out our Certificate IV in Human Resources.

Sources: Labour Marketing Insights

Meet your trainers

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Tyler Coates
"Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom” - Viktor E. Frankl

I have a diverse background in technology management, marketing, and operations, with extensive experience in leadership development and business development. Throughout my career, I have been responsible for managing the entire employee lifecycle, including talent acquisition, training, employee agreements, and most generalist HR responsibilities. I’m currently a third-year Executive MBA candidate at RMIT University with a focus on managing technology and innovation strategy. In my spare time, I can be found on the tennis court or soaking in an ice bath.

What makes me jump out of bed in the morning?

The unknown!

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Terrena Hooper
“If Opportunity doesn’t Knock, Build a Door.”
- Milton Berle

I have 15+ years experience managing HR, IT, and marketing projects across a variety of industry sectors, including government, retail, aged care, hospitals, mining, education, hospitality, facilities management and, most recently, associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. I’ve also led Australia-wide, APAC regional and global projects within the past 7 years as a senior manager in one of the world’s largest organisations. I taught vocational and university-level Project Management for over 10 years and is a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI) and Association for Talent Development (ATD). I also have 7 years experience as a HR Specialist and HR Senior Leader in the 20th Largest Organisation in the world (from 2012-2019)

What makes me jump out of bed each morning?

I’m passionate about delivering successful projects and helping my students reach their career goals and dreams!

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