Key Benefits

Easy to follow

The course content is broken down into 9 engaging units. Each unit includes a combination of need-to-know content, case studies, videos and quizzes all designed to get you up to speed with the skills and knowledge you require.

Free AHRI student membership

As a student member of AHRI you’ll stay up-to-date with the latest developments in HR, and get access to free HR resources to help kick start your HR career.  Plus, future employers love to see that you’re super passionate about your career and a student membership to AHRI is highly regarded.

100% digital and online

No chunky textbooks or workbooks means you really can study anywhere. Get involved in practical exercises wherever you’ve got an internet connection, or download your lessons to read any time.

Practical and up to date

You’ll learn enduring classic theories of human resources. But you’ll also learn about the latest thinking and strategies from HR professionals. We’re constantly upgrading our lessons and adding guest lectures on industry hot topics. This way, you’re ready to design smart strategies and implement powerful processes in your workplace as soon as you graduate.

Nationally recognised

The Diploma of Human Resource Management is nationally recognised. So not only will it help you accelerate your career, you may be able to use it as part of your pathway to higher education. Just check with the uni of your choice before you enrol.

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.

Course Accreditation

You’ll need to complete each of these 9 nationally recognised units of competency in order to be awarded your BSB50618 Diploma of Human Resources Management.

Module 1

HR foundations

Module 2

Build a skilled workforce

Module 3

The effective workplace

Module 4

Workplace health & safety and compliance


Course Assessments

The good news is there are no exams. Instead, you’ll be able to demonstrate your skills the way you would in the real world.

There are two main types of assessments: written and practical. The written assessments include short answer questions and simple practical research tasks, demonstrating your newly gained knowledge.

The practical assessments are more like workplace simulations. You’ll be put in the role of a Human Resources Manager and be able to use your skills, responding to short case studies and enacting roleplay videos of different scenarios.

Sound like a lot? Don’t stress – each brief is broken down into simple steps, and you can do them at your own pace.

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

Key opportunities include:

The career that needs you

In a recent survey by the Australian Human Resources Institute, 80.3% of HR leaders said they believe their organisation will change its operation, delivery and/or strategy, due to COVID-19.

These changes involve areas like greater flexibility, virtual training, organisation restructuring and a bigger focus on a positive team culture. It’s the HR Manager who is mainly responsible for creating and managing these changes.

Your future in HR could include being part of implementing these changes, and being part of a huge change in the way our workplaces operate.
A career in HR offers you a chance to help people, provides a strong opportunity for growth, days with a variety of tasks, work you enjoy and possibly even telecommuting opportunities and flexible hours.

Sources: Australian HR Institute, HR Pulse Report, June 2020


University courses

From the Diploma of Human Resource Management, you could consider stepping up to a university level degree in HR.

Monarch’s Diploma of HR is a great way to get a taste of HR studies, to see if a Bachelor of HR at uni could be for you.

Entry requirements

Learners should be 17 years and above to enrol. To make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

What equipment will I need?

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning?

We may be able to take into account relevant knowledge and skills you’ve gained through previous formal or informal training, education and employment. To find out more, refer to our Student Information Handbook by clicking here, or get in touch with one of our friendly Course Consultants.

Course Topics

You’ll need to study a total of 9 units, which are spread out over four modules.

Module 1

HR foundations

This module explores how to coordinate human resource services across an organisation. It includes planning for and researching an organisations human resources requirements and then developing corresponding objectives and strategies. Skills and knowledge around managing and evaluating human resources services in an ethical manner are also addressed.

The module includes:

Module 2

Build a skilled workforce

Once you know a bit about your industry and the foundations of HR, you can start to examine all aspects of the recruitment and selection process in line with an organisation’s policies and procedures. You’ll then dive in how to develop and facilitate performance management processes.

This module includes:

Module 3

The effective workplace

Next you’ll learn about the processes and procedures required to best manage and support workplace relationships in line with an organisation’s values, goals and cultural diversity.

You’ll learn about:

Module 4

Workplace health & safety and compliance

This module looks at the different risks Human Resources Managers encounter and how to best to manage these. It focusses on implementing and monitoring work health and safety (WHS) policies, procedures and programs to ensure they meet legislative requirements.

You’ll cover:

Course Duration

This course is designed to be completed within 12-24 months.

There is no minimum timeframe to complete this course. Students who are highly motivated and well organised can complete the full course at an accelerated pace.

The key factors that influence course completion are a student’s experience, time availability, how fast they work and how committed they are!

How it works

More than online

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This course has been developed to give you absolute flexibility. Study on your couch, on public transport, on your break at work, out in the park – wherever and whenever you like. The best part is, with Monarch Institute, ‘online’ doesn’t mean ‘alone’. You’ll be backed by our trainers at every step along the way.

What support will I get?

Your trainer will be happy to contact you via phone, Skype, Zoom, TeamViewer, or email (Monday to Friday, 9am to 5.30pm). So you definitely won’t feel alone. You’ll also have access to our student Facebook groups, so you can discuss the material with other students. It’s a handy way to stay in touch with trainers and others in the same course.

Do you offer corporate workshops?

Yes. Corporate workshops can be scheduled for any location in Australia or online. Get in touch with our friendly course consultants for more information.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$3,300 (total)

The most cost-effective option. Pay up front and save 20% compared to the total payment plan. Payment options include electronic funds transfer (EFT), credit card (Mastercard or Visa), cheque or cash.

Payment plan

$152.31 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $3,960.06)

This option is suitable for people wanting to manage their cash flow. It’s handy if you want to get started right away, but don’t have the full amount on hand. Payment must be made with MasterCard or Visa.

Government funded

If you live in Victoria, Monarch Institute has government funded places.

To see if you are eligible for a government funded place, please click here to see the criteria. Or get in touch with one of our friendly course consultants.


*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders.
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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Diploma of Human Resources Management


  • Learn specialised skills to help you manage real workplace challenges
  • Develop strategies that you can apply straight away
  • Take your people management skills to the next level with a recognised online qualification
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Duration Up to two years
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $3,300 up front | $152.31 per week (payment plan) | Gov. funding if eligible
Career opportunities Human Resources Manager | Workplace Relations Coordinator
Course topics Four modules
Units Nine nationally recognised units
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders.
Pathways University courses
Entry requirements Learners must be 17 years and above | RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Written reports | Multiple-choice questions | Short answer
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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