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Businesses across all industries need human resource (HR) specialists to help manage their workforces. If you want to be part of this dynamic and rewarding profession, take the next step in your career with our online HR courses.

When you choose ICI, you will study a course designed in consultation with senior professionals in the HR industry, giving you the competitive advantage you’re looking for.

Explore our course breakdown below or enrol now to get started.

  • Course Outline

    When you enrol on our HR courses, you will complete the following units of study:

    1Manage Human Resource Consultancy Services
    • Determine strategies for delivery of human resource services
    • Manage the delivery of human resource services
    • Evaluate HR service delivery
    2Manage Human Resource Information Systems
    • Identify HR information requirements
    • Select HR information management system
    • Implement HR information system
    • Monitor / evaluate performance of HR information system
    3Manage Performance Management Systems
    • Develop performance management systems
    • Implement performance management systems
    • Coordinate formal feedback processes
    • Coordinate individual / group learning development plans
    • Manage industrial relations and processes
    • Negotiations
    • Conflict management and dispute resolution
    • Develop industrial relations (IR) strategies / policies
    4Manage Remuneration and Employee Benefits
    • Remuneration packaging, strategy and development
    • Market rates review
    • Legislative aspects of remuneration and employee benefits
    5Manage Recruitment Selection and Induction Processes
    • Develop recruitment selection and induction processes
    • Recruitment and selection of staff
    • Manage induction of staff
    6Manage Separation/Termination
    • Establishment and maintenance of systems to deal with redeployment, separation and termination of employment
    • Resignation
    • Retirement
    • Dismissal and redundancy, including exit interviews
    7Manage Work/Life Skills
    • Research and analyse work/life needs
    • Plan work / life skills project
    • Implement, administer and monitor project
    • Evaluate projects
  • How Will You Benefit?

    There are many benefits associated with studying our HR courses online. For example, you will:

    • Expedite your career in human resources
    • Access learning materials developed with input from government and the HR industry
    • Set your own timetable, allowing you to study at your own pace
    • Avoid the expense and inconvenience of travelling to attend in-person lessons
    • Have your own personal tutor to support you throughout the learning programme
    • Save 10% on the course fee by paying upfront, or opt for our interest-free weekly payment plan

    Discover the benefits for yourself by enrolling on our online HR courses today!

  • Career Prospects


    Human resource managers are in demand across all industries, meaning that job prospects for HR specialists and managers are strong. These experts are integral to a wide range of employee-related tasks. For example, working in this role, you could be responsible for:

    • Recruiting employees
    • Making sure new workers are properly inducted
    • Overseeing training and development programmes
    • Giving advice on performance, sickness absence and employment relations
    • Ensuring workers have the correct benefits and pay
    • Keeping up to date with laws surrounding health and safety, as well as equality
    • Handling disciplinary action and complaints
    • Providing advice on employment law, pay negotiations and redundancy
    • Maintaining employee records
    • Developing HR policies and handbooks
    • Making sure workers have access to support services such as counselling

    A variety of opportunities

    As an HR specialist, you might be employed within an organisation’s human resources department, or you could work for a specialist HR agency that provides outsourced HR assistance for companies that don’t have their own internal human resource departments.

    There are opportunities in small and large private companies, as well as public sector organisations and charities. Alternatively, if you want the freedom of working for yourself, there is the option of setting up your own consultancy to provide advice on HR issues.

  • Earning Potential

    The earning potential on a median basis is $63,000 to $92,000 annually. Top level executive positions can earn up to $120,000+. As with all salaries variations can be expected based on the level of experience, training, location and size of the organisation you are employed with.

  • Course Levels Explained

    Our HR courses lead to the awarding of either a Diploma or Advanced Diploma, depending on which level you enrol at. The different levels are determined by the amount of course content and assessments involved within each module at the intermediate (Diploma) and advanced (Advanced Diploma) levels. Learn more about the differences between the two levels below:


    These qualifications recognise graduates’ capacity for initiative and judgement across a broad range of technical and management functions. Diploma holders typically have personal responsibility and autonomy (semi-independence) in performing technical operations or organizing others in the workplace.

    Advanced Diploma

    The graduate is able to apply a significant range of principles and techniques across various contexts and functions. Graduates can expect to be involved in significant judgements, planning and leadership/guidance functions that relate to workplace products, services, operations or procedures.

  • Prerequisites

    There are NO previous work or education requirements for entry into either course level. You can enrol directly in the Diploma or Advanced Diploma without completing lower ranked qualifications.

    Graduates can expect higher course levels to result in a higher potential salary, positions and skill capabilities.

  • Course Length

    The average time within which students complete their studies is:

    Diploma Level24 weeks
    Advanced Diploma Level31 weeks

    However, one of the advantages of taking an online HR course with ICI is the fact that you get to determine your own timetable. Without any assessment deadlines to worry about, you can work at your own pace.

    If you wish to complete the learning programme as quickly as possible, you can graduate in a matter of months. Alternatively, you can take your time. We allow students up to three years to finish our HR courses.

  • Study Mode: Online Learning

    Our HR courses are carried out entirely online via distance learning. Also sometimes called correspondence learning, this approach gives you the flexibility you need to fit your studies around existing commitments. So, whether you need to adapt your schedule around a full or part-time job, childcare commitments or anything else, you can do so with ease.

    You have total control over when and where you study, meaning you can complete the programme from anywhere in the world – all without having to spend time and money travelling to attend classes in person. And throughout your course, you will have access to your own personal tutor to provide advice and answer any questions you may have.

    Like all ICI business courses, our HR course has been developed to be highly engaging, so you won’t struggle to stay motivated through to graduation.

  • Recognition & Accreditation

    This course is recognised and accredited by the International Association of Private Career Colleges (IAPCC) and the International Approval and Registration Centre (IARC). ICI courses are not NZQA qualifications. ICI is an independent global awarding body that develops and administers career-related curriculum and training programs. When you graduate from an ICI training program you join ICI graduates in over 150 countries around the world.

    Written and tutored by HR industry professionals, this course goes far beyond the theory of human resources and teaches you key practical skills that will help you to thrive in this dynamic and competitive profession.

  • Already in the Profession or Industry?

    Already working in human resources or a related field? This course is for you. It will help you to consolidate and expand on your knowledge and is one of the most practical steps you can take to advance your career, helping you to gain a promotion or better paid role.

    Course fees can be claimed as a tax deduction as long as the learning programme is sufficiently connected to your work activities.

  • What Do I Get?

    All the materials you need to complete our online HR courses are included in the course fee. When you enrol, you will receive:

    • All required study materials and course notes
    • Assignment projects with constructive tutor feedback
    • A tutor who will answer all of your course and career questions and provide guidance

    Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive:

    • A graduation certificate officially recognizing your successful completion of studies and qualifications as a human resources professional
    • Transcripts indicating the units completed
    • A letter of recommendation and validation for current and future employers
    • Post-nominal letters placed after your name which indicate that you hold the relevant qualification (for example: John Smith, DipHR)
    • Job search assistance: discover more about our Graduate Career Services Programme
  • Cut Off Date

    Friday, 22nd September 2023 is the next enrolment cut off date. Places are limited, in demand and entry into the course is on a first come first served basis.

    Your enrolment is processed and acknowledged within 24 hours of the Institute receiving your application. You can expect to receive your course within days of enrolling. When you start your ICI course it’s at your own pace and you determine when you finish. Don’t miss out. Enrol today!

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How Does Online Studying Work?

As an ICI student, you’ll be able to train at home in your spare time, learning in the easiest possible way. There are no classes or lectures to attend, and no need to leave your job or change your schedule.

How does it work?
Enrol, Study at Home, and Graduate

ICI is committed to the successful completion of your course. The typical ICI student experience goes like this:

  1. The Enrolment Process
  2. Begin Your Studies
  3. Getting Help When You Need It
  4. Getting Assessed
  5. Graduation
1The Enrolment Process

Select the course that interests you. The International Career Institute website offers course overviews, course outlines, course fees, student testimonials, and information on career services for graduates.

When you are ready to enrol in a program, simply complete the online enrolment form, or call our toll-free number to speak with an enrolment adviser.

2Begin Your Studies

On enrolment students receive a welcome email and letter with instructions on how to login into your course and access your course and tutorial support. You will not be required to purchase any further materials. Courses are divided into modules with assessments located at the end of these modules. Assessments (written assignments) are based on what you have been learning about. No exams are involved.

Study at your own pace

One of the many great benefits of our courses is their modular format creates an easier and more effective way for you to learn. And with no need to follow a fixed timetable, you get to study and submit assignment for each module at your own pace.

3Getting Help When You Need It

Your courses are designed so that you can study independently. However, if you have a question about anything in your course, just contact one of our industry based tutors. Contact details are provided in your welcome email and letter. Your tutors are industry professionals who are ready to answer any questions about the course, assessments and industry for which you are training for.

4Get Assessed

At the end of modules you are asked to complete assignments. With no fixed assessment dates ICI students can submit their assessments at any time. This allows students to progress through the course at a pace that suits their needs. Assignments can be submitted via the student portal or email directly to the tutor.

Your assignments and projects will be graded on the following scale:

Grading scale
Lesson Grade (%)Letter EquivalentRating
100 - 80AOutstanding level of achievement
79 - 60BHigh level of achievement
59 - 50CSatisfactory level of achievement
49 - 40DMarginal level of achievement
0 - 39FFailed to complete course requirements

You must pass all modules and achieve a minimum of a C or higher in all studies to graduate. Should you not pass an assignment you are able to retake assessments as many times as you need (free of charge) in order to improve your results. Full tutorial support is available to guide you towards successfully completing your course.


Graduates of the Institute are eligible for assistance under the Graduate Career Services Program which includes assistance in job searches (by career and region), preparing cover letters, tips on interviewing, and much more. As part of your graduation package, we offer a Certified Professional Resume Writer free of charge to help you compose your resume. All graduates receive a certificate of completion at the relevant level (Certificate, Diploma or Advanced Diploma / Executive Diploma), transcripts and a letter of recommendation.