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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 programs and successful completion of the assessment requirements. Each assessment consists of 4 components;

  1. Knowledge Evidence. A set of questions designed to show you underpinning knowledge
  2. Workplace Evidence. Evidence from your workplace that shows that you consistently perform certain tasks in the workplace
  3. Personal Statement. This allows you to map your own experience to the requirements of the unit. It combines your knowledge and workplace evidence in one statement
  4. Third Party Report. You complete this report in relation to tasks you complete in the workplace. Your manager must sign it off as true and accurate

All participants are required to complete a self-assessment questionnaire in relation to each unit of competence. This allows the prospective participant to determine which pathway best suits their learning journey towards the qualification. The outcomes of the survey will also help the RTO to identify the participant’s ability to successfully undertake the qualification and the suitability of the pathway chosen.

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 program/s.

AIM WA recommends regular attendance on the free monthly 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 details on the website 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 & LLN questionnaires, direct managers sign off and Enrolment form
  4. Email all 4 documents to enrol onto the qualification to assessments@aimwa.com
  5. Book onto the associated training program/s listed in the table below 
  6. Once enrolled you will receive log-in details for the AIM WA Assessment Portal

Investment Required

Program Fees:

6 days face-to-face

Non Member $2988
Professional Member $2529
Corporate Bronze / Bronze Plus $2529
Corporate Silver / Silver Plus $2389
Corporate Gold $2240

Assessment Fees:

9 units of competency

Non Member $1890
Corporate / Professional Member $1575

RPL Pathway:

Assessment through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

Non Member $1890
Corporate / Professional Member $1575

Related Information


Book on your choice of dates in the programs listed in the table. Programs can be attended in any order (click on selected program name to view program outline and dates).

Program Name
Relationship to Competency Standards

BSBHRM501 Manage human resource services

BSBHRM506 Manage recruitment selection and induction processes

BSBHRM512 Develop and manage performance management processes

BSBHRM513 Manage workforce planning

BSBWRK520 Manage employee relations

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

BSBLED501 Develop a workplace learning environment

BSBLED502 Manage programs that promote personal effectiveness

BSBCMM401 Make a presentation

6 training days (1 day per month over 6 months