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The modern HR manager is a strategic business partner and a major contributor to change management initiatives throughout an organisation. This unique qualification has been designed in consultation with West Australian HR leaders and provides development in the key skills and knowledge to enable the participant to fulfil this challenging role expertly for their own organisation.

Who will benefit

HR professionals, administrators and advisors seeking a formal qualification that has a strong focus on Australian and local business issues and challenges.

Key topics

  • Strategic HRM
  • Becoming a business partner
  • Manage resourcing
  • Manage the performance of people
  • People development
  • HR systems and processes
  • Workplace safety, health and wellbeing.


It is a pre-requisite that you are currently working in the HR profession and have a working knowledge of employment legislation and HR practices such as recruitment, performance management and employee relations.

You will be required to submit a resume detailing your professional experience and education prior to acceptance into The HR Professional program.

What is required to gain the qualification

Attendance on the training program/s and successful completion of the assessment requirements. Assessment consists of set workplace tasks/assignments for each of the clustered units. Underpinning knowledge questions and third-party reports will also supplement the assessment approach.  

Note: You will be required to complete pre-work, attend a one day workshop each month for 6 months and complete a series of projects that allow you to demonstrate your generalist HR capability.

Participants have up to 2 years to complete the training and assessment requirements of the qualification. This time frame will vary for each individual depending on their existing level of skills and knowledge and their ability to attend the training programs.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the monthly Free Qualification Support Workshops while completing the assessment requirements.

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) is available for all or part of this qualification.  Please refer to the Enrolment Kit for details or the document located under Related Information on the RPL process.

Plan your training

  1. Download the Enrolment Kit located on this page under Related Information
  2. Read through the kit to learn more about the qualification and its requirements
  3. Complete the self-assessment and LLN questionnaires
  4. Email the questionnaires along with the application form (and RPL application if applicable) to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below
  6. Attend training and complete the assessment requirements.

More information on each program can be found by clicking on the program in the table below. Bookings can be made on-line or by contacting Client Services at aimwa@aimwa.com.



6 days in total, face-to-face

Non Member
Professional Member
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus
Corporate Silver
Corporate Gold / Regional

9 units of competency

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member
Corporate/Professional Member

Related Information


Book on your choice of intake in the program listed in the table (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name Relationship to Competency Standards Duration
The HR Professional (535)
09 Jul 19

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

BSBWHS401 Implement and monitor WHS policies, procedures and programs to meet legislative requirements

BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations

6 training days (1 day per month over 6 months
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