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Human Resources Manager

Lead a team to foster a productive and safe work environment for employees.
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What's it like to be a Human Resources Manager?

Human Resource (HR) Managers create, manage and coordinate strategies, policies, programs and systems that ensure ongoing suitability of staff within an organisation, as well as concentrating on staff wellbeing.

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HR Managers generally lead a team who strive to create a productive, safe and happy workplace for staff and employers.

HR Managers tend to be approachable individuals who have excellent communication skills, with the ability to listen carefully as well as to speak clearly and sensitively.

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How to become a Human Resources Manager


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You usually need a tertiary-level qualification and industry experience to become a Human Resources Manager in Australia.

  1. Complete a relevant degree, such as a Bachelor of Business (Human Resource Management). This usually takes three years of full-time study. Alternatively, a VET qualification such as a Certificate IV in Human Resource Management (BSB40420) or Diploma of Human Resources Management (BSB50320) can introduce you to the skills required for the role.
  2. Secure an internship while studying to apply your skills under the guidance of experienced HR Managers.
  3. Consider starting off as a Human Resources Coordinator to build industry experience.
  4. After becoming an experienced Human Resources Manager, you can upskill for career progression by completing a postgraduate degree, such as a Graduate Certificate in Human Resources Management or Master of Human Resources Management.

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Diploma of Human Resources Management

This qualification provides you with the managerial skills needed to conduct and oversee human resource functions within a business.
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Graduate Certificate in Human Resource Management

This postgraduate program will provide you with the skills and knowledge needed for a career as a Human Resource Professional.

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May 2021
HR is both rewarding and challenging but you will see change that you have contributed to.
Reviewer's Qualification
Bachelor of Business (Human Resources)
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Workforce services
The good things
If you want to make a difference to people's growth and development in the organisation and achieving job satisfaction HR is the area within the organisation that can contribute to this.
The challenges
It can be challenging dealing with a diverse workforce when some have their own agendas that conflict with others and HR strategy.
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May 2021
HRM is the secret sauce to organisational excellence through people
Reviewer's Qualification
Master of Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations
Experience
10+ years
Organisation size
Large (200+ employees)
Specialisation
Employee and Industrial Relations
The good things
This is an exciting and challenging professional role requiring a high degree of skill energy and resilience. You are afforded the opportunity to shape organisational strategy as well as to create inn...
The challenges
HRM is still not as professionally valued as it really should be. But this can change through the excellent work of dedicated HRM professionals and greater cognisance at the C-suite of the need for bo...
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