Centre for Continuing Education

HR Essentials Course

Human Resources. Learn expert people management skills.

COVID-19 update: arrangement of our courses

We are now delivering courses both online and in-person. Please check the delivery format for each class before you enrol.

Please note that course materials for all classes (excluding prescribed textbooks) are shared electronically within 48 hours of a course starting. Printing is not available.


In this HR Essentials course, you will learn the concepts, skills and knowledge to manage all aspects of the employee lifecycle, helping you get the best from your employees and to better achieve your organisational goals.

We will examine workforce planning processes, the recruitment of appropriate skill sets and training and development strategies used to optimise an employee’s performance. We will also examine performance management, the link to remuneration and incentives, as well as the legislative requirements involved in employment.

Aims

The aim of this course is to provide you an overview of the employment management lifecycle so that you can get the best from your employees and better achieve your organisational goals.

Outcomes

By the end of this course, you should be able to:

  • participate in workforce planning processes
  • recruit and select appropriate employees
  • implement performance management systems
  • structure appropriate remuneration and incentives
  • implement policies and procedures to ensure legislative compliance
  • develop and implement training and development strategies.

Content

Workforce planning

  • Forecasting
  • Supply and demand gaps
  • Strategic human resource initiatives
  • Job design

Recruitment and selection

  • Recruitment strategies
  • Selection processes

Developing employees

  • Onboarding
  • Training
  • Development options and career management

Remuneration and Reward

  • Compensation
  • Performance related pay
  • Incentives and reward programs

Legal requirements

  • Diversity
  • Employment law
  • Work Health and Safety
  • Policy and procedures

Intended audience

Designed for anyone who is interested the role of human resources in the modern organisation, as well as those individuals who will need to implement and manage various aspects of the human resources processes. This could include:

  • HR Administrators
  • Supervisors, team leaders and managers
  • Project managers
  • Employees involved in recruitment and work health and safety roles.

Prerequisites

None

Delivery style

The Australian National Training Authority (ANTA) states that one of the most valuable resources in adult education is the learner themselves. This course has been designed to actively involve the learner throughout the day. It includes:

  • interactive presentations
  • group work and discussion
  • structured HR activities
  • HR based case studies.

Delivery options:

  • Face-to-face workshop delivered on University premises.
  • Online workshop via the platform Zoom.

Recommended reading

Australian Human Resource Institute

Bock, Laszlo. (2015), Work Rules: That will transform how you live and lead, Little, Brown & Company, USA.

Dessler, G. (2016), Human Resource Management 15th Ed, Pearson Education, Great Britain.

Fair Work Commission

Fair Work Ombudsman

Kramar, R., Bartram, T., Cieri, H., Noe, Raymon., Hollenbeck, John. (2017), Human Resource Management 5th Ed, McGraw Hill Australia.

Re-Work (re:Work is a collection of practices, research, and ideas from Google and others to help you put people first)

Features

  • Expert trainers
  • Central locations
  • Course materials – yours to keep
  • CCE Statement of Completion

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