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Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) (BSB60915)


If you are in a general management role, and would love to specialize in Human Resources this is ideal for you. Or if you’re involved in training and development and would like to upskill for a management role – this course will equip you with all you need.



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If you can see yourself working as a human resources director, strategist and national regional or global human resources manager, this course can help you get there. In these roles you would provide leadership and strategic direction in human resources activities within an organisation. Your responsibilities would include analyzing, designing and executing your judgement through a wide range of technical, innovative, creative, and managerial competencies. You may choose to acquire a highly specialized or a broad based understanding of the human resources field. A successful graduate would frequently be accountable for group outcomes and for the overall performance of the human resources functions of an organisation.

You may already be working in a business environment, or you may aspire to entrepreneurship – either way, this qualification will serve you well in your chosen path.

View this Qualification on training.gov.au.

Course Details

The Course Structure consists of 8 units, 6 core unit and 2 electives units, of which:

  • 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 environment and the qualification, maintain the integrity of the AQF alignment and contribute to a valid, industry-supported vocational outcome.

Core Units

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

Elective Units

Define recordkeeping framework (BSBRKG601)
Develop a marketing plan (BSBMKG609)
Develop and implement a business plan (BSBMGT617)
Develop workplace policy and procedures for sustainability (BSBSUS501)
Develop, implement and maintain WHS management systems (BSBWHS605)
Establish and maintain strategic networks (PSPGEN067)
Manage finances (BSBFIM601)
Manage innovation and continuous improvement (BSBMGT608)
Manage knowledge and information (BSBINM601)
Manage risk (BSBRSK501)
Manage strategic contracts (PSPPCM023)
Plan and establish compliance management systems (BSBCOM603)

Online and/or Blended Delivery


Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) – BSB60915 (Release 1).

Training Package

BSB Business Services Training Package (Release 2.0)

GEM Online Campus

The Learner is provided with User Name and Password to the GEM Online Campus, which enables access to the interactive Online Screen Guide; the Learner Guide (pdf); the Assessment Guide; and the Quick Reference Guide.

Blended Delivery

Study via face to face intensives; supported by Learner Guide, Assessment Guide; Online Seminars.

Time Commitment

Nominal minimum hours of study plus individual research and on the job application is 1,800 – 2,400 hours (normally over a period of 18-24 months); OR approximately 10 hours research and study per week (face-to-face/online) for 18 months from commencement.  During the balance of the time, learners will be engaged in work-based/simulated work-based (portfolio building) activities, assessments.


Assistance might be available for this qualification: gemcollege.edu.au/financial-assistance.

State Government funding/subsidies may be available within your state. Please check with your GEM representative if you require clarity in this regard.

Your tuition fee includes:

  • Access to GEM Online Campus – and interactive Onscreen Guides
  • Learner Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • Assessment Guide for each Unit (pdf)
  • All essential reference materials.
  • Additional Reference materials may be requested, to further enhance your learning, and these will attract an additional charge.
  • Contact our Administration Centre on (08) 8342 3316 for more information and payment options.
  • Fees, charges and course offerings are subject to change.

This fee can be paid using EFTPOS, Visa, MasterCard, cheque, money order or purchase order.

A limited number of Partial Scholarships are offered within Australia annually. A limited number of Offshore Scholarships are offered annually. See Application for Consideration for Scholarship.

Course Fees: $7,999


Entry Requirements/Pathways
There are no prerequisite requirements for individual units of competency.

Articulation Pathways from the Qualification
On completion of this qualification, you may undertake the Graduate Certificate in Management (Learning) (BSB80515) and then the Graduate Diploma of Management (Learning) (BSB80615) or the Graduate Diploma of Strategic Leadership (BSB80215).

Student selection
Each applicant will be interviewed to ensure suitability of program for the individual and his/her current position and/or career path.

Gaining University Entrance
An Advanced Diploma may gain advanced standing for a year in a university degree.  Some Advanced Diplomas may be eligible for more credit than others.  Choosing a GEM College of International Business to University Pathway is a great way to get practical ‘job ready’ skills and then gain entry to a university at an advanced stage.  A Graduate Certificate from GEM College of International Business, coupled with relevant industry experience, may gain entrance to post graduate qualifications.