What’s it all about?
All major organisations in Australia and more often than not, globally, engage a Human Resources (or HR) department in order to maximise employee performance. HR departments and units in organisations are typically responsible for a number of activities, including employee recruitment, training and development, performance appraisal and rewarding (e.g. managing pay and benefit systems). HR is generally viewed as a support function to the business, helping to minimize costs and reduce risk.
Will it suit me?
If you’re good with people and like to help others overcome a problem then HR could be your calling. HR is great for those who have a desire to want everyone and everything to work perfectly.
What will I learn?
Depending on the course you choose, you will learn a range of skills that include:
- Organisational change
- Employee relations
- Leadership and development strategies and management
- Compliance and legislation
- Communication in an organisation
How long will the course last?
Depending on what course you chose, studying HR will typically take 1-3 years.
What will I earn?
Because the range of careers is so broad, it’s hard to say just how much you’ll earn once you’ve finished your training, but it could be anywhere from $1,000 a week on a full-time wage, to $100,000 salary a year and more, depending skills, qualifications and experience as well as if you plan on working for someone else or starting something on your own.
What career will there be for me?
The sky’s the limit with a Human Resources qualification. Aside from opportunities to work in large organisations, as someone qualified in HR, you’ll find your newfound skills most relevant in the following roles:
- HR Manager
- HR Consultant
What is Fee-Help or HECS?
Did you know the FEE-HELP / HECS scheme allows you to study now and pay for a course later? The great thing about FEE-HELP / HECS is that you don’t have to make any re-payments until you have a job and your income reaches a certain level, which for the 2014 / 15 income year is $53,345.
What’s for me?
That is precisely the difference with Year13. We work with over 30 course providers who will find out what you have always wanted to do and find the best course and provider to suit your study needs. Whether you are studying part time, full time, online, or in a classroom our course advisors will find the best fit to suit your needs.