Human Resources Foundations Skill Set BSBSS00105

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Develop your communication and relationship building skills with our accredited Human Resources Foundations Skill Set BSBSS00105. You’ll be equipped with the foundational skills to effectively engage with employees and build strong relationships.

Course Breakdown


BSBSS00105 Human Resources Foundations Skill Set

Course duration: Self-paced - maximum of 6 months

Recommended hours per week: 17.5h

Delivery method: Online

Qualification level: Statement of Attainment

Awarded by: Open Colleges Pty Ltd (Provider number: 90796)


Industry Overview

Almost every industry in Australia employs HR professionals, making it one of the most secure professions in the country. Over the next three years (to 2025) steady to strong growth is expected in this sector, creating around 18,000 job opportunities.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook (

Is this course for you?

This Skill Set is designed to suit beginners, as well as those with some experience in the industry who are looking to gain additional knowledge and skills without completing a full qualification.

It is also for students wanting to study the BSB50320 Diploma of Human Resource Management and are missing the prior study or work experience entry requirements.

If you are an existing worker or have experience in the related industry, please inform our enrolment consultants during your enrolment conversation. You may be eligible to enrol as an existing worker and complete your studies faster. Please note - limitations do apply.

What you will learn

During the Skill Set, you will learn how to:

  • Support HR functions and processes
  • Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • Support employee and industrial relations procedures
  • Administer performance development processes

Learning Material

Learning materials are accessed through our online platform, OpenSpace. These learning materials include:

  • Learning content
  • Media
  • Additional resources
  • Practice activities
  • Self-checks

Your trainer

Katherine Lord
Katherine has been in management roles for the last 12 years working in both the tourism sector, financial planning and currently she is working in the education sector.

Academic Information

Open Colleges may make changes to the course from time to time to reflect changes introduced to the relevant Training Package or other regulatory requirements.

Human Resources Foundations Skill Set

Support human resources functions and processes
  • Identify human resources functions 
  • Review policy and procedures frameworks 
  • Apply ethical framework 
  • Analyse human resource metrics 
  • Report outcomes of review and analysis 
Coordinate recruitment and onboarding
  • Plan for recruitment 
  • Screen and interview potential candidates 
  • Assess and select candidates 
  • Manage candidate outcomes 
  • Onboard successful candidate 
Administer performance development processes
  • Review performance development infrastructure 
  • Promote performance development system 
  • Recommend improvements to performance development system in response to collated data 
Support employee and industrial relations
  • Support preparation of Employee and Industrial Relations processes 
  • Support industrial relations 
  • Support employee relations 
  • Contribute to continuous improvement 

Assessment Details

  • Multiple choice Quiz
  • Projects
  • Role plays
  • Video
  • Work Placement
  • Written assignments

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

We understand that you may already have many skills and areas of expertise that you have obtained in different ways and these are recognised through our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process.

Our Credit Transfer & Recognition of Prior Learning Policy, available in the Key Student Information section of our website, provides more information about our RPL process. Alternatively, you can contact an Enrolment Consultant to discuss your RPL options.

Course Duration

The duration for the course is self paced - maximum of 6 months. As a self-paced online course, the time it will take you to complete is flexible and dependent on ability and time available.



Open Colleges recommends that you consider the work placement options in your local area prior to enrolling in this course.


Study and pay, your way

Payment Options

Pay Upfront
Week to week
Pay as you go
Pay in 24 instalments over the length of your course.
$62.45 Weekly
Total course cost: $1,699.00
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Studying online with Open Colleges

Flexibility - study at your own pace

When you study online with Open Colleges you’re in control.

You can choose to complete your course quickly, or keep to a steady pace. Learning is fully flexible so you can fit your everyday commitments around your studies.

Everything you need to study is online so you can study wherever you like – but that doesn’t mean you’re on your own.

OpenSpace is our online learning platform. It’s where you’ll go to access your learning materials, contact your expert trainers and assessors and upload your assessments.

What is OpenSpace?

It’s important to us that we deliver a superior, online learning platform that meets our students’ needs. That’s why we have upgraded to our brand new, custom-designed learning platform, OpenSpace.

OpenSpace provides you with a user-friendly interface, that is mobile responsive. This means that you can complete your coursework using your laptop, iPad, or mobile device. All coursework is automatically saved, providing you with the flexibility you need to complete your studies anywhere, anytime.

How to get support?

Learning Support

The learning support team will be with you every step of the way, from enrolment to graduation. They’re here to help you get the most out of your online course. They can assist by providing non-academic support - like helping you craft an achievable study plan so that you can graduate in a realistic timeframe. If you’re finding it tough to stay motivated throughout your course, they’ll be there to help keep you on track.

Student support

The Student Support team is your one-stop service centre for all student administrative issues – including enrolment, change of contact details, OpenSpace support, assessment results and certification.

You can access the Student Support team by email or phone