Preparing for a Career in Human Resources

Preparing for a Career in Human Resources

The human resources arena is vast and varied. Studying a program in this field can lead to a range of careers, positions, and specialisations. To pursue a career in human resources it is nearly always necessary to have earned a qualification, particularly if you hope to advance in your profession. In addition to having an edge over other potential candidates, your qualification is important because of the vital job skills it aids you in developing. These skills can set you up to be fully prepared for the career you desire.

What Skills are Needed for a Career in Human Resources?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Knowledge of business and organisational structures
  • Administration
  • Attention to detail
  • Honesty & integrity
  • Grasp of human resource policies and procedures
  • Basic conflict resolution
  • Interpersonal relationship knowledge
  • Organisation and time management

On Your Way

At LMIT, we have three excellent programs under the Human Resources umbrella to help you on the road to career success. Our team can help you select the right course for you depending on your needs and goals.

Our Certificate IV in Human Resources is a great fit for those seeking entry level positions in the field. This Certificate qualifies you to work as a Human Resources Officer or Assistant, or as a Payroll Officer. Coursework supplies you with the basics of administration and human resource policies. You’ll gain the necessary skills to recruit successfully, handle interpersonal issues, and minimise or end conflicts when required. This program also offers electives so that you can brush up on your customer service skills, hone your understanding of meetings and associated procedures, or learn better methods of promoting innovation and efficacy in the workplace.

If your career goals lean in the direction of Human Resources Manager or other similar roles, the ideal LMIT program for you may be our Diploma of Human Resources Management. This 9-unit course will equip and prepare you for successful management of human resource offices and departments. Going further than the Certificate IV program, the coursework in the Diploma provides a much more detailed understanding of workforce management. Your studies will introduce you to the skills and knowledge needed to measure outcomes of the industry and workplace. You’ll learn how to address gaps in training in employees and how to manage all elements of the recruitment process in depth.

The Advanced Diploma of Management (Human Resources) is our third program in this subject area. The Advanced Diploma is an outstanding option for those who are already engaged in the Human Resources profession. Human Resource Managers looking to expand and increase their skills will benefit tremendously from this program, propelling them towards roles as Human Resource Directors or Strategists. The highly-focused coursework in the Advanced Diploma program emphasises diversity implementation, strategic planning, and navigating changes in management structure. Leadership and development are cornerstones of this work, and the courses and skills gained will assist students in becoming strong and well-prepared HR leaders.

What’s Next?

Each one of our Human Resources courses can be completed in only 12 months, with a 3-month extension granted to those who require it. For your convenience, these programs are each conducted entirely online. LMIT proudly offers a wide selection of qualification programs, alongside excellent faculty and advanced technology. Contact us today for more information on our Human Resources programs or to find out what we’re all about.

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