Human Resources

CIT’s Human Resources courses offer the skills and knowledge to get you into a thriving HR career!

Across these courses you’ll learn the fundamental office skills required for many administrative and office positions. You will study in a practical environment, while learning theoretical concepts in topics including; personnel management, staff training, recruitment and workforce planning and human resource management. If you choose to complete the Advanced Diploma, you’ll gain the skills to go into leadership, change management and strategic planning for businesses and professional organisations.

  • Course Details

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115
    CRICOS: 086804G

    Certificate IV in Human Resources | BSB41015
    CRICOS: 087053A

    Diploma of Human Resources Management | BSB50618
    CRICOS: 098676A

    Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) | BSB60915
    CRICOS: 087599M

  • Course Duration

    TOTAL CIT PACKAGE: 2 years
    Certificate III: 6 months Certificate IV: 6 months Diploma: 6 months Advanced Diploma: 6 months

  • Course Intake

    2021 Semester 2 (July)

    2022 Semester 1 (February) and Semester 2 (July)

  • Course Campus

    CIT Reid

  • Course Fees

    Tuition Fees:

    2021-2022: $6,850 per semester

    Extra Fees:

    Certificate III: Textbooks $200

    Certificate IV: Textbooks $300

    Diploma: Textbooks $300

    Advanced Diploma: Textbooks $300

  • *Please note - Course fees are listed in $AUD and are based on a semester rate. Total course cost will vary depending on semester start date. Small fee increases may happen annually in line with CIT's fee pricing review. 2021 and 2022 fees subject to change.

  • Entry Requirements

    Academic requirements:

    • Year 12 Certificate or equivalent

    Students over the age of 20 may be eligible for adult entry. Please refer to Entry Requirements for more information.

    English requirements

    Students must meet one of the following English requirements:

    Direct entry into the Certificate IV in Human Resources may be granted once the student's application and previous qualifications have been assessed.

  • Course Subjects - Certificate III

    Certificate III in Business | BSB30115 – 12 subjects

    Core: complete 1 subject

    • BSBWHS302 Apply knowledge of WHS legislation in the workplace

    Electives: not all electives will be offered every semester

    Group A: complete 7 of 28 subjects

    • BSBDIV301 Work effectively with diversity
    • BSBWRT301 Write simple documents
    • BSBITU311 Use simple relational databases
    • BSBITU312 Create electronic presentations
    • BSBITU309 Produce desktop published documents
    • BSBITU314 Design and produce spreadsheets
    • BSBITU313 Design and produce digital text documents
    • BSBITU306 Design and produce business documents
    • BSBCUS301 Deliver and monitor a service to customers
    • BSBFIA301 Maintain financial records
    • BSBADM311 Maintain business resources
    • BSBCMM301 Process customer complaints
    • BSBFLM303 Contribute to effective workplace relationships
    • BSBFLM305 Support operational plan
    • BSBFLM306 Provide workplace information and resourcing plans
    • BSBFLM309 Support continuous improvement systems and processes
    • BSBFLM311 Support a workplace learning environment
    • BSBFLM312 Contribute to team effectiveness
    • BSBINM301 Organise workplace information
    • BSBINM302 Utilise a knowledge management system
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBIPR301 Comply with organisational requirements for protection and use of intellectual property
    • BSBITU315 Purchase goods and services online
    • BSBPUR301 Purchase goods and services
    • BSBSUS401 Implement and monitor environmentally sustainable work practices
    • BSBWOR301 Organise personal work priorities and development
    • BSBWOR302 Work effectively as an off-site worker
    • BSBPRO301 Recommend products and services

    Group B: complete 4 of 5 subjects

    • BSBADM307 Organise schedules
    • BSBFIA302 Process payroll
    • BSBFIA304 Maintain a general ledger
    • BSBFIA303 Process accounts payable and receivable
    • BSBITU307 Develop keyboarding speed and accuracy

    Group C: complete 1 subject

    • BSBITU213 Use digital technologies to communicate remotely
  • Course Subjects - Certificate IV

    Certificate IV in Human Resources | BSB41015 – 10 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBLDR402 Lead effective workplace relationships
    • BSBHRM403 Support performance management process
    • BSBHRM404 Review human resource functions
    • BSBWRK411 Support employee and industrial relations procedures
    • BSBHRM405 Support the recruitment, selection and induction of staff
    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    Electives: complete 4 of 8 subjects

    • BSBWRT401 Write complex documents
    • BSBFIA412 Report on financial activity
    • BSBLDR403 Lead team effectiveness
    • BSBCMM401 Make a presentation
    • BSBINN301 Promote innovation in a team environment
    • BSBADM405 Organise meetings
    • BSBREL401 Establish networks
    • BSBWOR404 Develop work priorities
  • Course Subjects - Diploma

    Diploma of Human Resources Management | BSB50618 – 9 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services
    • BSBWRK520Manage employee relations
    • BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes
    • BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes
    • BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning
    • BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

    Electives: Complete 3 of 10 subjects

    • BSBHRM505 Manage remuneration and employee benefits
    • BSBHRM507 Manage separation or termination
    • BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness
    • BSBPMG522 Undertake project work
    • BSBWOR501 Manage personal work priorities and professional development
    • BSBITU402 Develop and use complex spreadsheets
    • BSBMGT502 Manage people performance
    • BSBMGT516 Facilitate continuous improvement
    • BSBRSK501 Manage risk
    • BSBDIV501 Manage diversity in the workplace
  • Course Subjects - Advanced Diploma

    Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) | BSB60915 – 8 subjects

    Core: complete all 6 subjects

    • BSBMGT615 Contribute to organisation development
    • BSBINN601 Lead and manage organisational change
    • BSBHRM602 Manage human resource strategic planning
    • BSBMGT605 Provide leadership across the organisation
    • BSBDIV601 Develop and implement diversity policy
    • BSBMGT616 Develop and implement strategic plans

    Electives: complete 2 of 5 subjects (Not all electives will be offered every semester)

    • BSBFIM601 Manage finances
    • BSBMGT608 Manage innovation and continuous improvement
    • BSBSUS501 Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability
    • BSBMGT624 Develop and implement corporate social responsibility
    • BSBMGT617 Develop and implement a business plan
  • Likely Job Outcome

    Certificate IV: Human resources assistant, human resources coordinator, human resources administrator, human resources officer.

    Diploma: Human resources manager and change agent, human resources consultant, senior human resources officer.

    Advanced Diploma: Human resources manager, human resources strategist, human resources director.

  • Teaching Methods and Assessment

    Study methods include structured classes supported by online resources and workshop delivery.

    Assessment methods include projects, presentations, assignments and reports.

  • Pathways to Further Study

    While industry placement is not a course requirement, CIT’s connections to industry may provide opportunities for students to undertake unpaid work placements.

    Because CIT offers nationally recognised qualifications accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), students can apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) to most universities within Australia and receive credit towards a degree, even where formal credit transfer arrangements are not in place; however, this is not a guarantee.

    We advise you speak directly with your chosen university in relation to credit transfer, entry requirements and their application process.

    Certificate III in Business
    6 months
    Certificate IV in Human Resources
    6 months
    Diploma of Human Resources Management
    6 months
    Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources)
    6 months
    = 2 years of study