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Human Resources Foundations Skill Set


  • Study online, anywhere and anytime – fit study around life
  • Kick start your career in HR
  • Faster pathway to the Diploma of Human Resources Management
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Duration Up to eight months
How it works Study online. With a difference.
Price $1,500 up front | $69.23 per week (payment plan)
Career opportunities Human Resources support officer
Course topics Four units of competency
Units Four units of competency | Nationally recognised
Course trainers Industry experts and thought leaders
Pathways Diploma of Human Resources Management
Entry requirements RPL available | Some equipment needed
Assessments Multiple small assessments
Start date Immediately, or whenever you're ready.
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Payment Options There are two ways you can pay for your course...

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Key Benefits

Cost effective

The full up-front price of the Human Resources Foundations Skill Set is $1,500.  Payment plans are available, making it even more accessible to work towards a Diploma.

Pathway to full HR qualifications

The following pathways are available after completing this Skill Set:

  • Partial credit transfer towards the Certificate IV in Human Resources Management
  • Meets the entry requirement for the Diploma of Human Resources Management

Nationally recognised

The seven units of competency in this course are nationally recognised under the Australian Qualifications framework.

Course Accreditation


Course Assessments

Assessment formats include:

Career Opportunities

Career opportunities

Key opportunities include:

Your career potential may open up further as you pursue higher level qualifications.


Completion of this course meets the prerequisites for the BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resources Management.

Entry requirements

Course prerequisites

There aren’t any formal prerequisites. But to make sure you get the most out of training with us, the following enrolment process applies:

Once we receive your enrolment, our friendly course consultants will touch base to undertake a pre-training review to ensure the training is right for you.

For students without an equal or higher level qualification, there’s a short language, literacy and numeracy quiz you complete online.

What equipment will I need?

You will need access to the following equipment to successfully complete the course:

Am I eligible for recognition of prior learning or credit transfer?

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 if you are eligible for recognition of prior learning, email your resume and academic transcripts to [email protected] and one of our Course Consultants will be in touch.

Course Topics

Course Duration

What is the average course completion time frame?

This course is designed to be completed within 8 months.

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

Study online. With a difference.

You’ll get:

How does it work?

This skill set 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, Zoom 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.

Course Price

Upfront payment

$1,500 (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

$69.23 per week, paid over 26 weeks (total $1,800)

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 of Visa.

*Fees and units are subject to change.

Meet your trainers

Industry experts and thought leaders
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!

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!

Any questions? Ask away!