Short Courses

Short Courses
From recruitment to talent management, workplace health and safety to workforce analytics, our short courses span the entire employment lifecycle. Combined with AHRI’s research-backed Blended Learning delivery, our courses are designed to help you upskill in critical themes, fast and efficiently.
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The latest in HR

Regular updated content from the HR institute

Virtual courses on trending HR topics:
Bullying and Harassment

Duration: 3.5 hours CPD points: 3.5                         

Internal HR consulting skills

Duration: 12 hours (3 hours per day over two weeks) CPD points: 12

Effective interviewing and selection skills

Duration: Approx. 5-6 hours CPD points: 6

Blended Learning: A research-backed approach

Upskilling shouldn’t be a tick-in-the-box. Introducing Blended Learning Courses, designed to give you skills while you learn, and help you apply them directly back to your work before you even finish the course. 

Blended Learning is based on the neuroscience of learning which maximises learning and accelerates capability. AHRI’s Blended Learning courses give a best-practice approach to learning and applying new skills virtually, without students succumbing to “zoom fatigue”. 

Blended Learning is the evolution of AHRI’s course offerings based on this data-backed approach, with updated content and new delivery methods helping you apply your new found skills at work from day one.

All short courses

Improve your understanding of emotions and emotional intelligence and the impact emotions have on the way you and others think, learn, teach, lead, collaborate and problem solve.

Applied Emotional Intelligence

What role does HR play in ensuring ethical workplace practices? This course uses a case based approach to explore the ways in which HR can effectively manage ethical dilemmas in the work environment.

Building an Ethical Workplace Culture

There is a legal duty of care for employers and management to take all reasonable steps to eliminate bullying, harassment and violence in the workplace. This course provides strategies to identify and prevent workplace bullying and harassment in your organisation.

Bullying and Harassment

Identify the change lifecycle steps to effectively manage change and apply the most suitable change management model and framework for your organisational change initiative. Understand the change dynamics at an individual, team and organisational level to successful implement change.

Change Management

Explore how to effectively identify, manage and resolve team-based and interpersonal conflict in the workplace as well as use mediation and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) procedures for conflict resolution.

Conflict and Mediation

With hybrid work environments becoming increasingly important, learn how your organisation can effectively offer flexible working arrangements in a way that has a positive impact for both the organisation and the employee.

Creating and Managing a Hybrid Workforce

High performing work teams are essential to organisational effectiveness. Creating and sustaining a high performing team requires concerted effort, structured ways of working, and exemplary leadership.
Learn how as a leader you can take Coaching skills help an active role in shaping your team to improve capability and performance and deliver effective business outcomes.

Creating High Performance Teams

Learn about the fundamentals of HR policy development and implementation and examine the range of HR policies that should be considered when developing a workplace policy manual.

Develop and Implement HR policies

Selecting the best person for a role is a critical skill for those with hiring responsibilities. Hiring decisions can impact the organisation’s performance and selecting the right candidates is integral to business success. Managers and HR practitioners need to understand how to effectively interview and select people for roles to facilitate sound recruitment decisions.

Effective Interviewing and Selection Skills

Having a difficult workplace conversation can be an uncomfortable and challenging experience. Learn how to manage these types of conversations and achieve the best possible outcomes whilst maintaining harmonious working relationships. Explore the four stages of a difficult conversation to effectively prepare, plan and conduct a difficult conversation

Having Difficult Conversations

Gain the competence to effectively manage everyday human resource needs and challenges in your workforce. Learn about the main human resource management components within the employment lifecycle – from recruitment to retirement – and the basics of employment law. Examine common employee relations challenges that leaders encounter and equip yourself with the skills to hire, develop and retain talent.

HR for Non-HR People

Design a HR strategy that captures ‘the people element’ of what your organisation hopes to achieve in the medium to long term. This course will guide you through the HR strategy planning process to help ensure that the HR strategies that you design and implement are robust and meet organisational objectives.

HR Strategy Planning

This course provides you with an introduction to what it takes to build a progressive, digital driven HR function that meaningfully contributes to the organisation’s strategic objectives. Become more capable in understanding why you need to, and how you can, take the necessary steps to build your organisation’s digital HR focus.

HR Technology across the Employment Lifecycle

HR roles have expanded and evolved to meet the increasing demands of their organisations. HR practitioners are now expected to be internal consultants to line managers and senior managers and to deliver people management solutions that drive business performance. This course equips you with the skills and knowledge to move from a transactional HR role to a strategic HR business partnering role with a consultative focus.

Internal HR Consulting Skills

Gain an introduction to employment law in Australia and the key elements that HR practitioners need to be aware of in their practice. Learn about the Fair Work Act and amendments to understand the key elements of legislation, regulation and practices that impact how human resources are managed within organisations.

Introduction to HR Law

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to assess workplace complaints, gather corroborative information, and make critical decisions based on investigation outcomes. This course includes case studies that highlight current case law and the latest research on methods of investigating workplace misconduct, including interviewing techniques and the accessibility of digital information.

Investigating Workplace Misconduct

Develop a deeper understanding of how job analysis and redesign is connected to workforce planning, and how you can ensure alignment to the organisation’s people strategy. Learn about and apply tools and techniques that will enlarge, enrich and engage your workforce.

Job Analysis and Job Redesign

When you step into a management role, the challenge shifts from personal performance to taking responsibility for the effective functioning and performance of a work team. Explore tools and models that can help you effectively manage a work team. Examine leadership styles, promoting responsibility and accountability, people development strategies, effective engagement and motivation of team members, and adopting a coaching approach to improve performance.

Leadership and Management Essentials

How you lead and manage a change initiative will have a direct impact on the achievement of the desired outcomes. Leading Through Change provides you with the opportunity to focus on the practical tools, techniques and processes that enable you to effectively manage change in your organisation.

Leading Through Change

Raise awareness of unconscious bias and its impact on workplace decision making – it will support change and improve diversity and inclusion outcomes that contribute to organisation performance and productivity.

Managing Unconscious Bias

Join this virtual short course to learn how your organisation can effectively deal with whistleblowing situations and how it can comply with legislated mandatory whistleblower reporting requirements.

Managing Whistleblower Reporting

With many Australians experiencing a mental health issues during their lifetime, it’s important to gain the tools to effectively manage mental health awareness in your organisation. This course focuses on mental health awareness, stress management and effective strategies to manage health and wellness in the workplace.

Mental Health at Work

This course is based on guidelines developed through the expert consensus of people with lived experience of mental health problems and professionals.

Mental Health First Aid

People analytics forms a fundamental element of evidence-based HR management. Learn how to use people data to support and create organisational effectiveness and achieve business outcomes. Build your skills in working with and managing data, enhancing your analytical capability to effectively contribute to business discussions and decision making.

Mining Data for HR Insights

Examine a conceptual framework for organisational design, step through a methodology with which to approach organisational design initiatives, explore OD challenges, and gain access to a comprehensive OD toolkit that you can apply in your organisation.

Organisational Design

Learn what it takes to successfully manage the performance of employees, conduct performance appraisals, and manage poor performers to ensure they meet your organisation’s performance standards.

Performance Management

Learn how to write clearly, professionally and succinctly to capture the attention of your intended business audience. Understand critical business writing techniques and how to apply them to improve your written communications today.

Professional Writing Skills

Learn the fundamentals of the employment life cycle – from recruitment through to retirement – including current legislation and labour conventions that underpins practice. This introductory level course demonstrates how to integrate the processes of sourcing, recruiting and selecting the best candidates for the business to help achieve its goals. It will also focus on how to manage the employment relationship to ensure that the process of dismissal is conducted in a fair, respectful and legally compliant manner.

Recruitment and Workplace Relations

Learn how to approach talent management as a dynamic and holistic process in your organisation to reap the benefits of skilled and talented employees that help the organisation successfully achieve its strategic objectives. Talent management involves talent identification and acquisition, development and retention, careful career management and succession planning, that effectively align with the organisation’s strategic objectives and organisational culture.

Talent Management

Are you a female HR professional aspiring to undertake leadership roles within HR? This course will help you to enhance your career opportunities as a strategic HR leader. Learn how to develop strategic leadership skills and tap into your intrinsic value as a high-level HR professional.

Women in HR Leadership

Having the right people, with the right skills, in the right roles, at the right time and at the right cost is now more important than ever. Explore the ways in which workforce planning can help align changing organisation needs with the organisation’s people strategy to effectively strategic business objectives and minimise threats.

Workforce Planning